Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Chaos in the Moment.....

The end of the year ALWAYS brings TONS of chaos for us as one would imagine.  Tables are set up for cleaning -

Students in grades 4-12 have been coming in to clean his/her OWN cases and then put them back together.  Once they do this, they label chargers, grab his/her card that matches his/her iPad and turns it in.  We then check it into the system and all is well.
After they have turned everything in, I cross them off my MASTER list and then start hooking them up to Apple Configurator to remove the paid apps so I gain back the redemption codes for next year's use.  

HOWEVER - next year we will be using Casper Suite - and I CAN. NOT. WAIT!!!  Everything can be pushed wirelessly through this MDM so I am PUMPED!  Truly, this has worked for us the past four years, but we will not be able to do Apple Classroom without an MDM, so we are in need now!  The things that this allows you to do via an MDM is something you MUST look into if you are a 1:1 iPad school.  Here are just a FEW of the things:

1.  Teachers can see which app each student is on in the class
2.  Teachers can lock students IN an app so they can't cheat of exit out (without using accessibility)
3. Student iPads can be LOCKED if they are not doing what you want them to do
4. You can put SOME students in one app, others in another, and so forth

The control is REALLY given back to the teacher as far as those students that aren't doing what they are supposed to be doing - LOVE!  IT!!

Have a great night - check this one out, also
Mrs. I:)

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