Very excited about this iPad idea. Is it official? This year?
How does it work? Do the kids carry them around? For the kids who don’t have access at home, is the textbook stored on the iPad, so it’s completely accessible?
Do we tell ETIS what we want on our iPads and on our students’ iPads? Can the students then install and upgrade their own apps? Who maintains our iPads? (It’s been a real hassle for the teachers at PSHS who have access to the iPad cart to keep them maintained. We check them out all day, and then run upgrades on all the individual iPads during our down moments that day.)
What if they drop or lose it? Yes, I understand there is insurance. (Is there also a contract and replacement fee?) How soon is a lost or broken iPad replaced? Do we have a set in the classroom for borrowing in class? How do they do homework then?
Will the students sign up for BYOD? Will a student’s own smart phone or tablet serve as a backup device?