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Volume purchasing and teachers exploring

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Started by Michelle Robison 05 Jun 2014 11:08am () Replies (7)

I am wondering what people are doing regarding giving teachers the ability to explore what apps are good. We all read about what's good but know I need to trial them before I can introduce them to anyone else. So if a school is VPP and the IT manager is managing the account with secure purchases how do we give an ipad to a teacher to take home in the holidays and explore new apps?

Are you able to set up a different purchasers ID on the ipad, and give the teacher this ID so they can download free programs? Then remove anything when you get back to syncing them. Do you have to remove them? Can they stay on there or will sycing them mean they syc to all other devices?

Does it mean that the teachers need to have their own iPad and account (school supplied or not) to enable them to discover what's out there? Any suggestions or ways of operating from others would be much appreciated.

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  • Jo Dudley (View all users posts) 05 Jun 2014 12:18pm ()

    Hi We use VPP and the Apple Configurator. We have 3 iPads (one we use in the library and two for the ESOL department) which don't have the same restrictions on them as those which are out in the classrooms. If we need to trial some new apps we can use these to do this. All our other iPads except these three are synched as follows a. for whole school apps b. for Senior School apps c. for Middle School apps and d. for Junior School apps. There are some crossovers.

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