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1 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Trialing iPads in Education Three Case Studies of iPad use in the Education Process

2 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Trialing iPads in Education Evan Hughes, Trinity Grammar School

3 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Trinity Grammar School in Brief  3 Sydney Campuses  Lewisham – PK-2  Strathfield – PK-6  Summer Hill – 3-6 & 7-12  ~2000 students (all boys) & ~500 staff  ~1600 devices (including 360 iPads, 560 notebooks, 90 Mac)  Campus WLAN (Aruba) on Summer Hill site  Microsoft Active Directory, Windows Server 2008, Exchange 2010, VMWare

4 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW iPad Project Initiation  Head Master Decision – August 2010  Implementation/Deployment – October 2010  Year 12 privilege (and their teachers)  360 x 32GB iPad Wi-Fi only  200 students  110 staff  50 shared (Library)

5 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW iPad Project Objectives  Communication –  Administration – timetable and School calendar  Record book (Diary and School information) and textbook replacement – PDF files, eBooks, iPub  Teaching tool – Apps to support curriculum delivery along with Internet and Intranet access

6 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Preparation  Executive Support – already highest level  Management – Looked at available tools to treat iPads like notebooks, but it is a consumer device  Network – WLAN access, IP addressing, Proxy access and content filtering  Functionality – School for students, Intranet content, eTextbooks  Staff – course material conversion / familiarity  Gift cards for Apps

7 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Deployment  ‘out of the box’ experience to engender ownership  Too many for IT to process in given timeframe  Staff (up to 25 in each session) – issued first in lock-step sessions following PowerPoint – too slow, some rushed ahead and ‘bricked’ the device  Students (40-50 in each session) – personalised mail-merge document with individual settings – worked at own pace, surprising amount of cooperation and peer assistance between all students  Library – management issue

8 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Deployment Process 1.Out of the box – break the plastic seal 2.Activate through iTunes 3.Join temporary local wireless network 4.Install certificate for School WLAN 5.Join School WLAN 6.Setup 7.Setup iTunes store account using $50 gift card 8.AppleCare warranty registration 9.Application (App) purchasing process 10.Putting the case on

9 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Results & Issues  Achieving Outcomes  Communication  Administration  Teaching tool  Ownership  Issues  Apps locked to student’s iTunes account  Longer term costs of replacing devices  Staff adoption – working on a regular iPad PD programme with external presenters

10 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Looking Forward  Expand to include Year 11  Tools for configuration management, shared device management, removal of School settings on device exit  Volume Purchase Plan - App issuing after bulk purchase  Looking at a shared model for Primary classes and the Library  Students and Staff bringing their own devices

11 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Sources of Support & Advice  Victorian iPad Trial  Apple – technical advice, PD for teaching staff  Computers Now – stock, gift cards  Accucom – Aruba WLAN changes  Blue Reef – Sonar clientless filtering

12 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Evan Hughes, Director of IT, Trinity Grammar School

13 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW St Aloysius College - Yr to 1 deployment of IPADS Brett Houghton

14 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW St Aloysius College  Independent Catholic boys school in Milsons Points  1180 Students from 3 thru 12  iPads issued to each year 10 student (154)  The Journey  Trolleys – Laptops  Netbooks – 1 to 1  iPads (154 Students 40 staff - 64gig wifi)

15 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW iPads - Why  ICT Committee decision  Research device in the classroom  Access to online resources  Meeting the need of increase digital text  Offer basic note taking  Fast turn on  Long battery life  What they did not want  Laptop / Netbook / Notebook  Did not want to fully replace writing in class

16 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Staff Trial of 20 Units  Identified the following:  Proxy Authentication does not work under our existing setup  Changes to our wireless was required to enable authentication.  We use a 2 part authentication to our wireless  Domain registered workstations  Domain Users  This model would not work for iPads  Limited traditional file access (Win2k8 Servers)  We knew we would need AppleID accounts for each students

17 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Setup / Configuration process  Wireless Configuration  Filtering / Proxy  Device Setup  Training and education

18 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Wireless  Separate SSID  Default Gateway -> Sonar  Security  3 Part authentication  MAC Address at Wireless Controller  Device (Certificate, issues by controller)  AD Username / Password (IAS Authentication)

19 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Proxy / Filtering  I choose to implement a transparent proxy for this project.  The proxy server (Sonar) is in line (transparent) to the users via the default gateway Port 80 traffic is redirected to 8080 Users authenticate at the first port 80 request sent from the safari app on device. This session lasts for 6 hours. Once authenticated all Apps can access the web and is logged We use an option the Sonar Appliance offers called “AD Pass- through Authentication” We see issues with SSL traffic with this method. But we are working with Bluereef on this.

20 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Device Setup  Apple ID’s created – https://appleid.apple.comhttps://appleid.apple.com  iPhone configuration utility  2 Profiles 1.Device setup 2. config / Web clips  Device registration  Case  Incase  jacket-cl57512r jacket-cl57512r  Handout to kids

21 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Apps, Apps, Apps and more Apps  It’s a mine field out there  Have a budget  I am critical of a lot of apps, I see many as 1 time learning applications.  I tried to keep it simple, keep focused on the goals, eg: being research and access.  Rubric:  I was directed to this rubric / matrix towards the end of last year.  As we are now starting to get more request from HOD’s for app I aim to use as a guide to decision making.

22 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW

23 Purchased Apps  APPS  Started the year with 1 purchased app to each student (QuickOffice)  Offered a list of free apps we asked them to download, links provided on intranet for student to download.  Since mid term 1 we have purchased a number of language apps for the languages department. These include  ShinKanji  Jflash  Freewriter

24 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Free Apps to start the year (See last slide for links)

25 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW App Distribution – iTunes Store  We gifted 154 students the purchased app.  Managed to gift on average 30 students in a single purchase. (Depends on the combined length of the list of address) Comma separated   Itunes store supplies information on who has redeemed their gift or not.

26 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Training  Student very easy  Staff very hard  For students we ran an information session for the whole year group.  For staff we have run sessions in groups but we have now moved to 1 to 1 training sessions of about 1 hour. We cover  Device usage  Itunes use  App use   App purchase policy

27 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Management – May 2011  Casper MDM  management/  IOS Developer – Enterprise Program  Organise in advanced  Took St Aloysius College 3 months to get this approved with Apple  Your principal needs to be involved in this process  $299

28 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW The next 3 months  Finalise Casper MDM implementation  Printing  Extending Google Apps integration  App development  ePub development – text and internal resources

29 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Observations  Low damage rates.  Nil so far  1 Theft  2 units have been reported faulty (repaired under warranty)  Once a user is setup ie:  AppleID login working and can get apps  On wireless  Browsing web  We see very few reported issues.

30 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Import Links  Vic iPad Trial   Casper MDM Management   iOS Developer Enterprise Program  https://developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios/index.action https://developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios/index.action  Filtering   Wireless   Some Blogs I have followed thru this process   Some News / Media Links  

31 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW App Links  Google Mobile:   Find my iPhone   Dictionary   iBook   Pulse   ABC   Google Earth   Discover   iPad Information   Evernote 

32 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Contact Details Brett Houghton IT Manager St Aloysius College

33 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Trialing iPads in Education Richard Jones, Shore School

34 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW About Shore  ELC – Year 12, three locations  ELC-2 (236 Boys & Girls)  3-6 (244 Boys)  7-12 (1200 Boys boarders)  ~1350 PCs of which ~220 are shared laptops.  Key platforms  Applications: Synergetic, Schoolbox LMS/Portal, AMLIB, Clickview  Platforms: HP Servers, EMC & HP Storage, VMWARE, Ubuntu / Redhat Linux, Windows Server 2003/2008, SQL 2005/2008, Exchange 2003  Network: Cisco LAN / Wifi / IPTEL  Clients: Windows XP SP3, Office 2010, IE8.0, Adobe CS4, Altiris, Sophos  Challenges  Laptops or Tablets or both?  Consolidating sustainable tools & methods and discarding fads.  Meeting the needs of all stakeholders in a unified & consistent way.

35 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW The Shore Case Study  Only minor demand for tablets;  One Senior School maths teacher  Need to support two children with special needs.  PDHPE teachers  Why iPads?  Perceived strong potential to enable different teaching / learning practices.  Usability / Familiarity.  Prepare the ICT team for the inevitable!  Cost effectiveness.

36 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Preliminary Considerations  Define what success looks like  Have a clear scope and stick to it  Executive sponsorship / sanction  Wi-Fi coverage and configuration  Policy  Ownership of the device and content  How content will be loaded  Who can purchase (and how)  Internet access

37 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Senior School Maths The teacher wanted to  Teach from anywhere in the room while maintaining engagement.  Provide homework feedback at the desk. Solution  iTeleport to remote control the classroom PC / IWB.  Numbers to record the homework feedback given to students at their desk. Outcome  Teacher’s expectations exceeded.  Students like the immediate feedback. Issues  The number of “remote control” applications we had to try.  The expectation of other teachers that the iPad screen would appear on the IWB.  The level of technical aptitude and confidence required by the teacher.

38 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Kindergarten The teachers wanted  The IWB to be visible to a child with a serious visual impairment.  To experiment with other learning aids for the same child. Solution  iTeleport to display the classroom PC / IWB screen on the iPad.  Various applications to enable the child to participate more actively in classroom activities. Outcome  The classroom and special needs teachers are happy with the outcome.  An excited and eager child! Issues  The special needs teacher wanted freedom to control the content.  The child occasionally drifted off task.

39 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Year 3 The teachers wanted  A tool to enhance the learning of a child with special needs, such as, poor fine motor skills. Solution  Various applications to enable the child to participate more actively in classroom activities. Outcome  A work in progress! Issues  The classroom teacher had high expectations of the device while I considered it to be an experiment!  I underestimated the degree of control that the teachers needed.  Moving content (such as photos) onto the iPad.  Occasional loss of Wi-Fi connectivity

40 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Senior School PDHPE The teacher wanted  To eliminate the chronicle.  More convenient network access (Pool, Gym, Classrooms).  To experiment with new teaching and learning aids Solution  Pages and Numbers for taking notes, keeping records (eg Beep Tests), marking attendance away from the classroom.  Safari for access to the LMS/Portal.  Various applications to support teaching, including First Aid and Yoga. Outcome  A work in progress, mainly positive feedback. Issues  I underestimated the degree of control that the teachers needed.  Data loss.  Fewer applications available than expected.

41 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW What worked well?  Easy for special needs children to use  The ability for people to explore and try new things  Network mobility  Instant on  Lightweight

42 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW What didn’t work well?  Despite communicating that we were trialing the devices this wasn’t always understood.  Managing iTunes and content  We started with a central model and then changed to a federated model (iTunes account per department)  Moving user created content onto the iPad  Information loss  Greater responsibility on the end user

43 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Next Steps  Improving our management capability.  Understanding how the iPad “fits in” and whether use should be for a specific purpose or just an option given to departments.  Shared sets for classes.

44 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Richard Jones, ICT Manager, Shore School

45 © The Association of Independent Schools of NSW Questions?


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