It's CRAZY to believe that we have already almost finished YEAR 2 of our MOVE 21 iPad Initiative - YAHOO:)! This spring should be SO much easier than last year as we have learned what to continue to do, and what to change and maybe rethink. Here is what I have done thus far:
1. I sent out an email to all teachers reminding them that they need to turn in any app request by the end of the month. The form that we used was adapted from Kathy Schrock's form. There are a few here, but this is what our teachers need to fill out in order to request an app.
2. Teachers also need to go through their app lists and CUT CUT CUT! After two years of using iPads, they now have a good idea of what apps they actually USE and which ones they simple WANTED.
3. Sorting through Apple Configurator has been a pain, but SO worth it. When I click on ALL devices in there, I can see what apps are actually tied to a device and which apps are simple in configurator and not on any device. I have sent a list to the teachers to look through and see if they use ANY of these apps or they will be deleted - a process for sure!
4. A collection schedule was sent out as to what grades we will be collecting when. This gives teachers time to prepare for end of the year projects, etc.. We DO let our 10-12 Graders keep their iPads until the END as they need them for studying from their notes for finals.
That's all I have for now - as things continue to develop, and we make decisions about other things, I will blog about it!