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I am wondering how many of you work for districts that insist on breathing down your neck about the apps you put on your student iPads/tablets.

Our district has been, up to now, pretty easy. Get parents to donate iTunes gift cards, load up to 5 iPads with a given app, use accordingly.

All of a sudden, they're telling us that the iPads will be wiped clean in June and we must apply for approval to reload each app (different form for each app). If we spent our own money to buy the app or used a parent-donated gift card to buy/upgrade the app, too-bad-so-sad.

Needless to say, I'm upset. I've spent almost $100 in parent gift cards on apps (all of them educationally sound), not to mention hours-upon-hours to do the research to find the apps, download them, and try them to ensure they're good ones.

So I'm doing my research, to see what other districts do. These are school-owned iPads.

Donna
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  • Rita/PA WHO has iPads? My district is bankrupt!
    Feb 18, 2015
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  • maureen There was an article I read this week about this very subject at one of the big districts in our area. They have already provided student ipads to the high schools and had had plans to expand to the lower grades within the next couple years until...See More
    Feb 18, 2015
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  • Flacka We are not allowed to put any apps on the school iPads, only the computer teacher can and they must be from the district's list of approved apps. On 2/18/15, maureen wrote: > There was an article I read this week about this very subject ...See More
    Feb 18, 2015
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  • AmyVictoria Right now, we only have an ipad cart that is shared throughout the building. Since it is shared, the librarian is in charge of the apps. Each teacher also has a district provided ipad. My kids use mine and like you, I have chose what to put on...See More
    Feb 19, 2015
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  • DonnaR/CA For the record, these 5 iPads in each classroom are rotated among my 26 students. They are never in any child's "possession", only used by them for a 15-20 minute period during either Language groups or Math groups. I just have very l...See More
    Feb 19, 2015
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