Start learning with our library of video tutorials taught by experts. Get started

iPad Classroom Fundamentals
Watching:

Managing iPads in your classroom


From:

iPad Classroom Fundamentals

with Laurie Burruss

Video: Managing iPads in your classroom

There are several lab configurations you can use to set up your iPad classroom. Through the Apple store, your school may purchase a preconfigured Apple iPad Learning Lab, or custom build a lab to suit your school's needs. The Apple iPad Learning Lab is a portable system with a set of 10 to 30 iPad devices, it comes fully assembled, sturdy and secure with the Bretford power sync cart. In addition it has extra storage for a Macbook Pro, or Macbook Air computer.

Watch this entire course now—plus get access to every course in the library. Each course includes high-quality videos taught by expert instructors.

Become a member
Please wait...
iPad Classroom Fundamentals
2h 37m Appropriate for all May 23, 2013

Viewers: in countries Watching now:

The iPad is a valuable learning tool that brings 21st century instruction techniques into the classroom. In this course, Laurie Burruss shows how to deploy iPads devices in your classroom, whether students bring the devices or the school provides them. Learn how to sync multiple iPad devices to a master with Apple Configurator; download apps; create a classroom calendar; and print and project lessons from the iPad. Laurie also includes her top tips and tricks for getting the most from the your iPad setup.

Topics include:
  • Exploring common device ownership models
  • Using iPads with a learning management system (LMS)
  • Downloading apps
  • Setting up the master sync
  • Projecting from an iPad
  • Printing with AirPrint
  • Sharing content with Dropbox
  • Creating an iPad photo gallery
  • Browsing the web
  • Exploring the world with Maps
Subjects:
Teacher Tools Education Classroom Management Educational Technology Higher Education K-12 Education Student Tools
Software:
iOS iPad
Author:
Laurie Burruss

Managing iPads in your classroom

There are several lab configurations you can use to set up your iPad classroom. Through the Apple store, your school may purchase a preconfigured Apple iPad Learning Lab, or custom build a lab to suit your school's needs. The Apple iPad Learning Lab is a portable system with a set of 10 to 30 iPad devices, it comes fully assembled, sturdy and secure with the Bretford power sync cart. In addition it has extra storage for a Macbook Pro, or Macbook Air computer.

It easily rolls from classroom to classroom, and includes a secure locking device. There is also a smaller solution. The Bretford PowerRack for iPad. It is designed for the iPad, but it also is compatible with the iPod Touch. It charges and stores 10 iPads or up to 20 iPods. It charges, syncs, stores and secures. It too has a durable hard shell case. On the Bretford site, you can see the power rack and the different configurations that you can purchase for your school.

There are three ways to configure iPads at your school. The first one is manually, I suggest this for the teacher's iPad. It's the simplest configuration method, but it is manual. The teacher downloads apps the usual way, and manages the iTunes account personally. It's best for a small number of iPads. The second method is using the profiles with the Apple Configurator app. This is the method that I will demonstrate.

It's best for a large number of devices, quickly configured with specific settings, apps and data. The Apple Configurator distributes apps purchased with Volume Purchase Program, free apps, and other app-based content, such us keynote presentations, pages documents, or any documents for apps that support iTunes file sharing. The third method is the mobile device management solution, or what is called MDM.

MDM is a capability for schools to securely enroll devices in their network, wirelessly configure, and then update the devices. This service is provided by third parties offering support for a variety of server platforms, management consoles and pricing structures. In addition, Apples own OS10 server has a remotely managed system using the profile manager. And finally and most importantly, you want to keep track of your devices.

There are three ways that I have heard used at schools. The first is probably the most popular, asset tag devices using tags or barcodes. At Pasadena City College we use the barcode system. There is the library check-out model. And then finally, in the classroom, a sign-in, sign-out model. For instance, at Pasadena City College, we use the cart, and for a student to check out an iPad, they must give us their student ID or driver's license. We give them the iPad and then we insert the student ID or driver's license into the slot.

In addition, I assign each student a specific slot with a specific iPad. This way, if I have to troubleshoot later, I can see if it is the device, or the student. So, now that we've had the overview of how to set up an iPad classroom. Now were ready to go to Apple Configurator App, and set up our cart.

There are currently no FAQs about iPad Classroom Fundamentals.

Share a link to this course
Please wait... Please wait...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.
Upgrade now


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ.

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

join now

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed iPad Classroom Fundamentals.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferencesfrom the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Welcome to the redesigned course page.

We’ve moved some things around, and now you can



Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked

Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.