Join Sean Colins for an in-depth discussion in this video Who should watch this course?, part of iPads for Educators: Deploying 1:1 iPads.
- I am so happy that you decided to join me on this journey into iPad 1:1 deployment. Deploying iPads is a deceptively difficult thing to do. Currently, in the ecosystem Apple has created, folks associate iPads with being extremely easy to use and so make the assumption that deploying them is just as easy as backing a truck up to the loading dock of the school and handing them out as if they were textbooks. We must also understand that iPads are not very effectively deployed without a lot of early planning and hard work on the part of some very thoughtful systems administrators, school principals, teachers and maybe an assistant principal of technology inside of the school, leading the way.
If you are a teacher responsible for setting up iPads that will be shared by students in your classroom or if you're looking for a smaller, easier way to deploy iPads to students, you may want to watch iPads in Education: Deploying Shared iPads in addition to this title to get a perspective on both. If you are one of those intelligent, thoughtful people out in the world of academia who is responsible for embarking on a new iPad 1:1 program, this course is designed specifically for you.
I will show you all of the tips and tricks that you need to understand to properly plan for an iPad 1:1 deployment in your school or district.
- Getting funding for your classroom technology
- Setting up an Apple Education account
- Choosing an iPad model
- Enrolling in Apple programs
- Planning a Wi-Fi network
- Setting up mobile device management (MDM)
- Getting free and paid apps
- Configuring MDM profiles
- Exploring 1:1 deployment alternatives