Tablets have become an integral part of how we interact with technology. There are many educational benefits of using this technology in an educational setting as well as many challenges with the management of these devices in an educational context.
iOS Devices for Teacher Use
It is important to note that an iOS device used in an educational setting has some different requirements than an iOS device used for personal use. One of the main differences is an educational iPad should not be set up for use with the iCloud. The reason for this has to do with our privacy obligations laid out by the Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act (FOIPPA). For this reason, the iCloud has been disabled for students and teachers.
An iOS device used in an educational setting should not be logged into a personal iTunes account. iOS devices for teacher use should be set up with an account with the appropriate school district email and attached to no credit card or payment method. This will allow the teacher to add free applications to their iPad but purchased applications would need to be purchased through the technology department.
Click HERE to learn how to set up a SD22 Apple ID (For Teachers Only)
iOS Devices for Student Use
Student iOS devices have more restrictions on their use due to our privacy obligations. Students are not able to log into an iTunes account or into iCloud. They cannot add or remove applications from the devices and this will have to be done by the technicians. There are a number of applications that are available to the teachers iOS device that students do not have access to such as; iTunes Store , Messages , App Store . The MDM JAMF Casper Suite comes with an application called Casper Focus that enables teachers to manage the iPads in a classroom setting similar to what LanSchool does for our laptops.