Updated: December 13, 2012 at 12:08pm
iPads are becoming more popular in our schools. They have been used by Assistive Technology (AT) for some time to address special needs of individual students, but many schools and teachers are seeing value in using iPads as a teacher-tool and/or with all students in any class. iPads may be one of many pieces of technology that can help a teacher to more effectively deliver curriculum and increase student engagement.
iPads don’t provide the answer to all needs for all teachers in all schools. This section is designed to provide schools and teachers with points to consider before making a decision to purchase iPads as well as some hints for use and management once a school has started using iPads.
The following sections will provide an overview of things to consider. Since the use of iPads (and other similar devices) is quite new in our schools, new issues and advantages are being discovered regularly. As a result, please bear in mind that not all eventualities will be discussed in this section.
- Before buying iPads
- Setting up your iPads
- Storage, Management & Use
- Selecting Apps
- Other iPad Tricks, Tips and Hints
Not all the points necessarily apply to all schools/classrooms and since the AT application of iPads is very specific, many of the points on these pages don’t apply to the iPads received from AT.