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Tips for iPads in Classroom

We are starting our second year of having iPads in our elementary classrooms, our Title I CCJH classrooms, and some of our AJHS classrooms. We've created a list of tips for managing the equipment in our classrooms.


Tip 1: Team decisions regarding equity
Will you break the cart up across your grade level? If so, who will host the cart in their room?Or, will you rotate the cart from class to class? If so, will you do it on a daily schedule or by time slots during the day?Whatever you choose, revisit those choices every quarter or every month. After reflecting, you may come up with a better solution, or decide to try a different system, or a hybrid of both. Be flexible and work together as a team. 
Tip 2: Marry the devices with the cart, and return them to their homes
Each of our carts has its own MacBook Air computers dedicated to your iPads. Once you place the iPads in the cart, it'll sync with what's on the MacBook Air using Apple Configurator.Make sure you only use the cart…