iPad Cases that Offer a High Level of Protection

May 7, 2014

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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Recommended Student iPad Settings

March 14, 2014

1. General Settings –> Restrictions. In most cases best to Allow All except turn off In-App Purchases.

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2. Set appropriate age ratings.

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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.

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4. Ensure iCloud Backup is turned on.

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5. Set a simple 4 digit passcode.

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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.

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7. Safari App (Internet Browser). Do not turn on Private Browsing.

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8. Leave Date & Time set to Automatic settings.

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