I am told that our District will wipe all the iPads clean at the end
of the year. I had created a new iTunes account for the classroom
iPads, and have changed that password. I'm told (right now) that
unless the District finds a way to lock the iPad into the District's
iTunes account, it is a simple thing to change the iPad back into my
iTunes account. Then just as simple to re-download (but just more
My kids love the iPads. I make them part of Language rotations,
putting individual students onto certain apps for "Differentiation".
For Math rotations, I can do the same thing. We did have one get
dropped and the glass broke. Fortunately, our school bought the
replacement insurance, so in the meantime, I got a newer one. I
found it easy to change out of the District's iTunes account and
into my classroom account, to reload all of the old apps. On
Fridays, my students have more choice in the apps: they can choose
anything they want. One of the most popular apps is an old Windows
95 game: Number Munchers.