iPads without WiFi Related Tags: Classroom Technology More Related Discussions gina murphy , Area coordinator/Project SHARE ASP Shasta County, Ca Posted 04/25/2012 11:32PM | Last Commented 06/11/2014 7:01PM 6 Replies 705 Views Is it worth it to purchase iPads without having wireless? Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Share 6 Share Comments (6 Replies)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Posted 5/2/2012 7:06pm Bill LegateGrade 6 homeroom, plus music teacher from Ontario No way. The expense old not be worth it without WIFI. Sign in to vote! Posted 5/30/2012 8:40pm Keith HeggartHigh School Teacher from Sydney, Australia Facilitator 2014 I have to second Bill's comments. Definitely not. Sign in to vote! Posted 7/3/2012 2:34am evelyndsteverson Yes, there is no meaning to buy iPad without Wi-Fi feature because there are many functions of iPad works with internet which connected with Wi-Fi. Ipad many times requires Wi-Fi to transfer data and join with internet connection so, we can say that it is worth to purchase iPad without wireless. Sign in to vote! Posted 7/4/2012 3:14pm Jan WeeDirector- Information & Technology Services/School District of Holmen WI We are facing a similar issue at our middle school. Sadly we have not, as a district, invested in full WI-FI (not because I haven't tried... it is the $$$). Our 8th grade team has invested in 10 iPads. We have WI-FI in the LMC and in a few isolated spots and we could allow a portable AP but that is always a hassle. Still there are many apps that you can use that will at least allow collaborative work, engaging reviews, etc. without the WI-FI. Think of the podcasts you could have available, the ebooks, etc. and then the reflective writing that can be done without the WI-FI active. If you can convince the powers that be to get one area location where you can synch the iPads it wouldn't be an absolutely NO situation. Just another thought on this. Of course, ultimately you MUST get WI FI but work towards it. Get one Access Point in place somewhere... work with your tech director. Good luck, Jan Sign in to vote! Posted 7/25/2012 12:34pm ChuckMath teacher/ tech integrator trainer, Ferguson-Florissant SD Maybe. It would take a LOT more syncing via computer. I have a class set (25) in my room with a local wireless point that IT set up in my room and it works great. Some days it goes down and the iPads are a little less useful, but partly because I rely on them having WiFi. If I didn't have Wifi, I would adjust my lesson plans accordingly, and a lot of those hangups on wifi-less days would disappear. To say that in a different way, there are still plenty of learning opportunities available without wifi - you'll just have to check work on the actual iPads, instead of having students share over wifi Sign in to vote! Posted 7/26/2012 2:30am EricaPrimary English as a Second Language What about an Android? What quality teaching app are available for Androids? Is it a requirement that Wifi be available? Sign in to vote! Discussion 3D Printing Aims To Revolutionize Australian Schools And ManufacturingLast comment 3 days 3 hours ago in Classroom Technology Discussion How Important Are Students' Digital Footprints?Last comment 2 days 1 hour ago in Digital Citizenship blog This Ain't Your Momma's Open HouseLast comment 1 day 22 hours ago in Back to School Discussion What is your best advice for dealing with chronic in-class texters? Last comment 2 weeks 2 days ago in Classroom Management blog Back to School Night: The Ultimate Conversation Starter for a Successful School YearLast comment 2 weeks 16 hours ago in Back to School Sign in and Join the Discussion! Not a member? Register to join the discussion. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?