It has come to our attention that schools are resetting iPads in preperation for the new Academic year. If this happens then a call needs to be logged asking for the devices to be re-enrolled into Meraki. This causes IT extra unneccessary work and the devices unusable until the issue has been resolved.
Therefore, please simply delete content and apps and do not reset the devices.
Here at H2L2 we have renewed the sets of iPads we use for training with teachers and pupils.
We now have 3 x sets of 10 iPad Minis to give to schools, and it is very easy for your school to get one of these sets, just email me with a request. STOP PRESS The iPad sets are now all gone.
There isn’t one, but we would hope you would keep us informed on how the devices are being used, and maybe you would want to sign up for some of our iPad and iOS twilights that will shortly be available on our Online Technology Support Session Website
An iTunesU twilight has been arranged for the 19th April at The Gordon Schools.
This will be a ‘Hands on’ , practical walkthrough through setting up a class in iTunesU, homework hand-in, integrated grade book and private discussions. See how simple it is to deliver lessons, grade assignments and stay connected using iPads in the classroom and at home. You already have everything you need. Just import your favourite teaching materials into iTunes U – documents, worksheets, web links, photos and videos – to quickly build your lessons and assignments.
It has come to our attention that staff are signing into iCloud with a personal iTune account using a school device. In some instances personal photos have then been syncing onto the school devices. We would be grateful if you could not sign into iCloud to prevent any further issues.
Please get in touch with the Learning through Technology Team if you have any further queries re the above.
The fantastic double act of Dash and Dot have now arrived . Those schools that have attended the CS twilights over the last few weeks keep a look out for them arriving in the school mail.
We will continue to issue a Dash and Dot and a Beebot mat to each school that can attend CS twilights now and in term 4
Using School iPads Dash and Dot can be programmed via a number of free apps including Tickle, Wonder Workshop and Tynker. These robots are perfectly at home in Nursery / Early Years but because of the innovative design can be equally at home and challenging for older students to program.
If you haven’t already done so, then please check Aberdeenshire Events and book onto a CS Twilight in your Cluster
For licencing purposes schools are required to buy a licence for every iPad that a paid app goes onto. If you have 20 iPad and you would like Book Creator then you have to buy 20 copies. This can only be done with an Apple Volume Purchasing Account for Education (VPP).
If you do not have a school VPP account then you request one from firstname.lastname@example.org
Once your school has been enrolled then you can buy multiple copies of apps. The benefits are:
Apps are all purchased through the correct Aberdeenshire procedure
If you buy 20 or more then you get them half price
Licences are all accountable and easy to access
The VPP account is linked to a school gmail account which doesn’t have any personal data or information. This account is only used on a computer (not and iPad).
Your school will now have to purchase credit for the account before you can buy any apps.
Credit can be purchased via Oracle and the information for this is below.
Once you have ordered the credit info will be sent to the above g-mail address.
**You only have 4 weeks to click on the redeemable link in the e-mail. If you click on the link after the 4 weeks the link will have expired**.
Guidance notes can be found to support you with this by clicking on the link below.