A great management tip for school or class sets of iPads, tablets, and iPods is to number each device. Setting the lock screen wallpaper to an image with each device's number will make it easy to identify devices.
Carl Hooker is a constant presence on Twitter and one of the most zealous implementers of education technology in the Eanes school district, but during his session at the iPadpalooza conference at Westlake High School, his topic was about how to teach the self-control necessary to use technology in moderation.
"When I first started teaching English with 1:1 iPads, I was really jealous of the science and fine arts teachers. They had all of the most engaging apps, and I was left with a lowly word processor and an instant thesaurus.
Fortunately, so much has changed. I now have the flexibility to duck in and out of my students’ papers as they write and leave them comments on drafts in progress. I have the resources to connect them with a real-world network of readers who authentically guide them to books they will enjoy through reviews and ratings. "
Looking for some great professional learning with iPads this summer. Join Wes Fryer at one of his iPad Media Camps! - JE
"Registration for iPad Media Camps in Summer 2014 is available, including early-bird pricing! Locations this summer include Illinois, Texas, Kansas and Alabama. These workshops are geared specifically to K-12 classroom teachers. College/university faculty can also benefit from the workshop’s focus on iPad-based multimedia products students can create to demonstrate what they know and can do. (The June 16-18, 2014, session is for elementary teachers only, however.)"