Many iPad cases on the market now provide a reasonable level of protection while maintaining the benefits and functionality of the slim design and light weight benefits of a tablet device.
There are also numerous cases that provide little or no protection but look great and only last a month or two.
Within a school environment most student owned iPads will take a battering and occasionally get dropped or have excess pressure applied.
I just wanted to share three reasonably priced brands of iPad cases that perform well within a school environment for children who are likely to experience rough use of their device.
Gumdrop cases, Griffin cases and Hardcandy cases.
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1. General Settings –> Restrictions. In most cases best to Allow All except turn off In-App Purchases.
2. Set appropriate age ratings.
3. Setup and enable iCloud. Especially enable Documents and Data and Find my iPad. Probably best to turn photos off unless you are prepared to pay for more iCloud storage.
4. Ensure iCloud Backup is turned on.
5. Set a simple 4 digit passcode.
6. AppStore App. Scroll down to manage a single iTunes Account. Best to only use one account per device. Do not enter credit card details. Redeem iTunes Gift cards or Gift Apps to your children.
7. Safari App (Internet Browser). Do not turn on Private Browsing.
8. Leave Date & Time set to Automatic settings.
Posted on 09/06/2013 by Renata Rowe
Adjust your App Rating restrictions, for iPod, iPad and iPhone to stop your child downloading adult-oriented apps. Many of the Apps that can be purchased from the App Store have age restrictions on them. Some are 12+ such as Instagram, and Keek others such as Kik and Tumblr are rated 17+. In the iTunes Store Tumblr, a favourite of teens, is rated 17+ because it has: ‘Frequent/Intense Sexual Content or Nudity’ Learn how to restrict apps by rating. Once set up your child will not be able to download apps over the allowed app rating. My tween daughter, for example, cannot download any app rated 12+. If she tried the option would be greyed out. Read more about Kik and App ratings at:
What is Kik? And is Kik okay for Kids? | Be Web Smart.
At the beginning of 2014, iPads will be used in Year 5 and 6 classrooms across both campuses.
Information evening for parents of Year 5 and 6 2014 are to be held for parents of :
Carramar primary students in the Carramar Primary Forum on Wednesday August 21st at 7.00 pm ;
Duncraig primary students in Duncraig Primary Forum on Wednesday 4 September at 7.00pm.
There will be presentations from staff and members of the IT team and the opportunity to ask questions regarding the purchase and use of iPads.
Students at St Stephen’s School are already using technology in their everyday learning and we look forward to iPads being used as an everyday learning tool.
Darnelle Pretorius Ronan Philpott
Head of Primary Deputy Head of Primary
iOS: Understanding Restrictions (Parental Controls)
You can enable Restrictions, also known as Parental Controls, on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Restrictions stop you from using specific features and applications.
Learn more about the types of Restrictions and how to enable or disable them on your device.
A Natural Expansion
The Many2One program will expand to year 9 from the beginning of 2013 with year 6 students coming on board at the beginning of term 3.
Years 6 to 9
For students in years 6 to 9 we are continuing to recommend the iPad 32 GB Wifi only model as the preferred choice of device. (iPad Retina Display). We would like to acknowledge that the iPad Mini is also an attractive option and a suitable choice. During 2013 we are expecting these students to bring either an iPad or a Macbook to class. For more information please see the FAQ section.
Years 10 to 12
The program remains optional for our senior students however they are part of a more flexible device model where they are permitted to bring to class a variety of mobile technologies. These include Apple, Android or Windows based tablets, laptops or smartphones.
Many2one Year 6 Program Parent Evenings
Many2one Yr6 2013 Carramar
Many2one Yr6 2013 Duncraig