I was leading a session about the use of iPad in classrooms at a school recently and they use class sets of iPads. I've seen the model in a number of other schools - in fact, my school did something similar before we went 1:1. It got me thinking: I know that the iPad is a personal device, and it works best in that capacity, but when you are using mobile devices in a shared setting, what kinds of tips and tricks have you worked out that allow them to be used efficiently?
Conversely, what are the real headaches when using them?
I was hoping that we could have a virtual 'unconference' here, and we could share ideas about the best way of doing this.
I'll kick it off:
Getting content off the devices. This drives me up the wall. Once a child has used the device and made, for example, a little movie, how can I get it to a point that I can assess/ comment/ mark/ display especially when it is a large file, like a movie?
2. Tips and Tricks:
I've found that there is a workaround that you can use with Google Drive, accessing it in the desktop mode, that lets you upload the movie. Bit of a pain, though.
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