Managing a 1:1 Classroom

Nuts & Bolts of an iPad Classroom

The Stuff

Overview

1. Roll Out & Distribution

2. Training Students & Parents

3. Device Procedures

4. Managing Accounts

5. Troubleshooting

ROLL OUT, DISTRIBUTION & INITIAL SETUP

1. Purpose (legal & practical)

• Paperwork (Responsible Use forms, Student iPad Pledge, Lightspeed Tips)


2. Record of Student Devices (Google Sheet)

TIP: Have students take a screen shot of their ABOUT page and email it to you

• Carrying bag & all paperwork required before device goes home


4. Students name devices with Student Number, Name

• Lock Screen photo of student holding name tag

• Apple background for wallpaper

• Folders vs. No Folders


5. Student Email setup

TIP: Have students name their email account with Student Number-Name

TRAINING STUDENTS & PARENTS

Basic Training for Students

1. Buttons & functionality

• Home

• Sleep

• Gestures


2. How & where we store devices in the classroom

• Cameras Up


3. iPads outside the classroom

• Not allowed out before/after school or at recesses

• Carried in a separate bag only (no backpacks)


4. Apps & Sites

• Bookmarking your classroom website

• Be aware of Private browsing

• Teach one app at a time


5. Charging & Responsible Management

• Require 50% charge every morning

• Reporting damage & malfunction


6. Managing Memory

• Camera Roll

• iMovie


7. Passwords, Passwords, Passwords

• Account Cards

• Keep a backup of EVERYTHING

• Lightspeed

TIP: NO PASSCODES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE


8. When students make poor choices

• Incorporate your classroom behavior management system

• Documentation & Parent/Administrator commuication

• Check-in Check-Out

• Loss of iPad

Basic Training for Parents

1. Communicating (homework) expectations

• Lightspeed

• Off-Line accessibility

• Be flexible


2. Tools for Parents

• Classroom website

• Illuminate/Powergrade

• Khan Academy


3. Student-Parent Communication

• Student's job vs. Parent tech knowledge

• Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences

• Copies of student usernames & passwords for home

DEVICE PROCEDURES

Student iPad Pledge

1. Tools not Toys

2. Device is for assignments

3. Everything we do on the iPad is public information

4. iPads are a privilege not a right

5. Appropriate searching, use, content creation

6. Care for device and accessories

7. Reporting misuse

MANAGING ACCOUNTS

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TROUBLESHOOTING

1. Hard Restart (hold home & lock screen until apple appears)

2. Wifi Connectivity

• Keep password handy or memorize

• Turn all the way off and back on

3. Shutting down all apps & restarting

4. Updating & keeping memory free

5. Folders in folders in folders....oh my!

6. Losing student work if repair is needed

7. When in doubt take screen shots & call tech repair