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Apple Configurator is a program designed by Apple to make it easy to manage deployments of iPads and other iDevices. This is perfect for establishments such as schools who are heading towards a 1:1 deployment. It is worth noting here that this software is available for free but will only run on a Mac.
Apple Configurator can be downloaded from the Mac App Store here. Whatever Mac you install and use it on becomes the master computer and you will only be able to use that to sync the iPads. There are three main ways of managing devices: prepare, supervise and assign.
Tablets can bring learning to life, but they need careful management
by James Symons
Published in ICT for Education www.ictforeducation.co.uk
We’ve been around tablets in schools long enough now to know that they bring learning to life. Students can quite literally get hands-on with their devices and enjoy the interactivity and variety they deliver, all of which makes learning more creative and engaging. iPads and tablets are recognized as enabling even young children to take advantage of what modern technology has to offer, and because of these benefits, schools are moving tentatively towards a system in which each child has his or her own device.
Before schools commit to a truck load of devices, they should seek to understand the needs of students and what purpose or function each device will fulfill. They should ask questions like: What will the devices be used for? Will their value outweigh their cost? How will they fit alongside our existing IT resources? Will our teachers need any training? And perhaps most importantly, how will they be managed?