Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Our first day was so successful 'Day 2' was devoted to Routines and Planning for the first 3 weeks of the term. In 'starting routines' we pushed the need to be pedantic about everything from iPad care to being at the right place when using your iPad. We gave clear planning guidlines for the first 3 weeks...Take it slowly and just focus on photography! The second week, with teacher support, begin exploring 'Explain Everything' during micro group guided reading time! Week 3, we will start taking photos within 'Explain Everything' and embed these ready for creating.
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Today all the Year 1-3 teachers at Pt England School spent the day setting up their class iPads. The learners personal Apple ID's were loaded in and Explain Everything, Google Chrome, Google Drive, Blogger and YouTube personalised. All of the iPads were labelled with the learners name and this was recorded for school purposes against the enrolled number for that specific iPad. What was expected to be a very time consuming job was made easier with the help of our Manaiakalani colleagues. During the day, we also discussed routines and expectations of the learner around the care of, and use of their iPads.
Friday, 23 January 2015
The following day we began connecting the iPads to Apple Configurator to mass configure using the ‘Preparation and Supervision’ aspect only. This allowed for updating to the latest version of iOS, assignment of the Apple ID and sequential numbering for enrolment. We then used Meraki to push our customized apps and ensure security settings were in place. Two full days were spent in this part of the set up.
This week we received our iPad shipment from Apple. Enough Minis and Airs for Years 1-3, along with all the appropriate covers.