Presentation on theme: "The iPad revolution and what Principals need to know"— Presentation transcript:
1 The iPad revolution and what Principals need to know Brenton HartyIT ManagerPenleigh and Essendon Grammar
2 Penleigh and Essendon Grammar Co educational K-12 Independent schoolThree Melbourne campuses2300 Students250 TeachersICT team of 10 with a FTE of 7.75Approx 1000 computersPlus approx 450 iPadsPlus approx 150 unofficial BYOD devices
3 Douglas Adams“Everything that’s already in the world when you’re born is just normal. Anything that gets invented between then and before you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out of it.Anything that gets invented after you’re thirty is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of civilization as we know it“Author - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
4 Trends in ICT Cloud Computing Mobile Computing There are three major trends in ICT today and the iPad fits into each of them.Cloud ComputingMobile ComputingBYOD – Bring Your Own Device
5 1. Cloud ComputingUsing a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server.
6 1. Cloud ComputingInfrastructure as a Service IaaS Servers in the Cloud - Many school servers will move into the cloud in the next 5 yearsAmazon’s Elastic ComputingPlatform as a Service PaaS Operating Systems in the CloudMicrosoft AzureSoftware as a Service SaaS Programs in the CloudGoogle Docs – Collaborative Office AppsGmail – , Calendar, Contacts
7 2. Mobile ComputingThe shift from desktop computers and laptops to tablets and mobile phones.
8 2. Mobile Computing The Appification of the Internet Access to information, anywhere, anytime.
9 3. Bring Your Own Device Also known as the Consumerization of IT Staff and students bring their own devices. IT is ubiquitousLaptopsTabletsPhoneseReadersWatchesBYOD is coming and it’s unstoppable
11 Anthony Chivetta“The need to know the capital of Florida died when my phone learned the answer.Rather, the students of tomorrow need to be able to think creatively: they will need to learn on their own, adapt to new challenges and innovate on-the-fly”High School Student- Missouri
12 Post PC eraDoesn’t mean the PC is dead. We are no longer in a one-to-one world but rather a one-to-many world. The iPad represents a new category
13 iPad - Weaknesses Bulk entry of text Multitasking Data hungry Cannot run existing enterprise software, such as:Final Cut ProPhotoShopSibelius.
14 iPad – StrengthsMulti-touch, Physics and Gestures (MPG) interface is easier to useMobile not just portableBuilt-in sensors allow extensive possibilities for App developmentApps are more focussed than traditional enterprise softwareAutomatic back up to the iCloud
15 iPad – Strengths Hidden file system Personal: not multi-user and generally not sharedInstant on, no boot time lostBattery life, run all dayFunctional eReader
17 Myles Carrick In reference to the decision to go one-to-one with iPads “The school decided that we had won, even if all we achieved was better communication with students and getting them better organised”Director of IT – Newington College Sydney
18 Deployment ModelsThere are three deployment models based around app ownershipPersonal – Student owns the appsInstitutional – School owns the appsLayered – Mixture of school and student owned appsExcellent Apple Resources for Deployment are atIn particular “iOS 5 Education Deployment Guide”
19 Net Gen Don Tapscott’s findings Study involving 11,000 children in 12 countriesNetGen – “Bathed in Bits”The 8 NormsFreedomCustomizationScrutinyIntegrityCollaborationEntertainmentSpeedInnovation
20 Deployment Models Personal (Similar to BYOD approach) Best model for secondary students in 1:1 programLeast restrictive modelSimilar to typical consumer experienceiPad could be personal or school ownedStudent manages the device’s settings, content and apps wirelesslyMake configuration as easy as possible. Can use a Capture Portal and/or Mobile Device Management (MDM) to help student configure the device and redeem appsStudent use a personal or school supplied iTunes account.Can use iCloud for backup and Find my iPadChildren under 13 are not legally allowed to have their own iTunes account
21 Deployment Models Institutional (Shared) Best for Primary Levels / Special Ed / LibraryMost restrictiveSchool owned iPadsSchool iTunes account(s)School manages the device’s settings and appsCan deploy apps by using:Gifting of AppsVolume Purchase Program (VPP*)Gets around age restriction (13 years) for iTunes account*VPP is coming to Australia
22 Deployment Models Institutional (Shared) continued Using Apple Configurator via USBSingle master school iTunes accountCan create multiple templates (SOEs)Supervise mode prevents configuration changes by the studentIntegrates with Volume Purchase Program (VPP)Requires Syncing Trolley or USB hubORUsing Mobile Device Management (MDM*) via WirelessUsing Casper, Lion Server etcMultiple school iTunes accounts, one per device with simple passwordStudents generally have to accept configuration profiles.Volume Purchase Program (VPP)
23 Deployment Models Layered (Personal and Shared) Apple Configurator can be used to “side load” school apps via USBStudent configures the iPad as a personal deviceStudent ends up with a set of school owned apps and personal apps and dataChildren under 13 are not legally allowed to have their own iTunes account
24 Deployment Models Notes Under the VPP, always purchase apps in lots of 20 copies to take advantage of education pricing eg cheaper to get 20 copies than 11.With gift codes and VPP redeem codes, whoever gets the code owns the app
25 Recommendations School Rules Training Printing Projection CommunicationBackupsTextbooksNetworkFind my iPadLibraryProvisioningExternal KeyboardsSparesStorageSoftware
26 Recommendations School Rules Develop a BYOD policy with students and teachersGet buy in and sign offAcceptable Use Policy that is well articulated to staff, students and parentsEducation: Privacy, bullying, photographing, recording
27 Recommendations Training Students Teachers/Librarians Parents Almost training themselvesTeachers/LibrariansMust be given their own iPad and LaptopInitially train teachers in big groupsQuickly move to small groups and 1:1 training using championsCan be supported by students in the classroomParentsMajor stakeholderOffer training on their child’s iPad
28 Recommendations Printing Avoid paper, embrace the electronic distribution of materialsCan use a computer running OS X client to share printers and make them available for iPad Bonjour printing
29 Recommendations Projection Are IWBs dead? Adapter cable Projection facilities are very importantCheap solution ~$109 – AppleTV Connect the ATV to an ethernet port on the same VLAN as the iPad’s wireless.Expensive Solution ~$700 - TEQ WID-340
30 Recommendations Communication Email Google Drive Google Docs Wikis WebDav shared folders on Lion server and aboveDisable FaceTime?Disable iMessages?Block Skype?
31 Recommendations Backups Make students responsible for their own backupsUse iCloud / Google Drive / Sky Drive etcimportant documents to the teacher
32 Recommendations Textbooks The iPad supports the most formats and bookstores.eBook vs PDFBooks vs AppsPublishersKindle / iBooksiBooks AuthoriTunesU – Create and share your own course materials
33 Recommendations Network Create a great wireless network and monitor rather than blockMust create a wireless network for both coverage and capacityMake connecting to the network as simple as possible eg Capture PortalProvide great Internet access to discourage the use of 3G and 4GMay need to employ a transparent proxy
34 Recommendations Find my iPad Some wireless systems provide relatively cheap tools to enable you to locate lost iPads on your propertyUse the free Apple serviceRemote messagesRemote wipe
35 Recommendations Library Make sure your libraries are on-board and helping to drive this change.Work towards providing mobile friendly services.
36 Recommendations Provisioning iPads on the booklist Textbooks and eTextbooks on the booklistApps on the book list
37 Recommendations External Keyboards Try to get by without them If you can’t, purchase some battery powered Bluetooth keyboards and loan then from the library
38 Recommendations Spares Have some spares for a quick change over at school.Can recover to the last iCloud backup relatively easily
39 Recommendations Storage For 1:1, store in normal student lockers during the day. No need for a power supplyFor shared, purchase the expensive USB storage trolleys to allow the iPad to be wiped and reconfigured between users
40 RecommendationsSoftwareIs software now a consumable?
41 John Dewey“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow”Philosopher, Psychologist and Educational Reformer
42 Brenton Harty firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter @brentonharty Thank you for your timeBrenton Harty