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.
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.