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1 The iPad revolution and what Principals need to know
Brenton Harty IT Manager Penleigh and Essendon Grammar

2 Penleigh and Essendon Grammar
Co educational K-12 Independent school Three Melbourne campuses 2300 Students 250 Teachers ICT team of 10 with a FTE of 7.75 Approx 1000 computers Plus approx 450 iPads Plus 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 Computing Mobile Computing BYOD – Bring Your Own Device

5 1. Cloud Computing Using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server.

6 1. Cloud Computing Infrastructure as a Service IaaS Servers in the Cloud - Many school servers will move into the cloud in the next 5 years Amazon’s Elastic Computing Platform as a Service PaaS Operating Systems in the Cloud Microsoft Azure Software as a Service SaaS Programs in the Cloud Google Docs – Collaborative Office Apps Gmail – , Calendar, Contacts

7 2. Mobile Computing The 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 ubiquitous Laptops Tablets Phones eReaders Watches BYOD is coming and it’s unstoppable

10 The iPad The Post PC era?

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 era Doesn’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 Pro PhotoShop Sibelius.

14 iPad – Strengths Multi-touch, Physics and Gestures (MPG) interface is easier to use Mobile not just portable Built-in sensors allow extensive possibilities for App development Apps are more focussed than traditional enterprise software Automatic back up to the iCloud

15 iPad – Strengths Hidden file system
Personal: not multi-user and generally not shared Instant on, no boot time lost Battery life, run all day Functional eReader

16 Deployment Models

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 Models There are three deployment models based around app ownership Personal – Student owns the apps Institutional – School owns the apps Layered – Mixture of school and student owned apps Excellent Apple Resources for Deployment are at In particular “iOS 5 Education Deployment Guide”

19 Net Gen Don Tapscott’s findings
Study involving 11,000 children in 12 countries NetGen – “Bathed in Bits” The 8 Norms Freedom Customization Scrutiny Integrity Collaboration Entertainment Speed Innovation

20 Deployment Models Personal (Similar to BYOD approach)
Best model for secondary students in 1:1 program Least restrictive model Similar to typical consumer experience iPad could be personal or school owned Student manages the device’s settings, content and apps wirelessly Make configuration as easy as possible. Can use a Capture Portal and/or Mobile Device Management (MDM) to help student configure the device and redeem apps Student use a personal or school supplied iTunes account. Can use iCloud for backup and Find my iPad Children under 13 are not legally allowed to have their own iTunes account

21 Deployment Models Institutional (Shared)
Best for Primary Levels / Special Ed / Library Most restrictive School owned iPads School iTunes account(s) School manages the device’s settings and apps Can deploy apps by using: Gifting of Apps Volume 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 USB Single master school iTunes account Can create multiple templates (SOEs) Supervise mode prevents configuration changes by the student Integrates with Volume Purchase Program (VPP) Requires Syncing Trolley or USB hub OR Using Mobile Device Management (MDM*) via Wireless Using Casper, Lion Server etc Multiple school iTunes accounts, one per device with simple password Students 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 USB Student configures the iPad as a personal device Student ends up with a set of school owned apps and personal apps and data Children 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
Communication Backups Textbooks Network Find my iPad Library Provisioning External Keyboards Spares Storage Software

26 Recommendations School Rules
Develop a BYOD policy with students and teachers Get buy in and sign off Acceptable Use Policy that is well articulated to staff, students and parents Education: Privacy, bullying, photographing, recording

27 Recommendations Training Students Teachers/Librarians Parents
Almost training themselves Teachers/Librarians Must be given their own iPad and Laptop Initially train teachers in big groups Quickly move to small groups and 1:1 training using champions Can be supported by students in the classroom Parents Major stakeholder Offer training on their child’s iPad

28 Recommendations Printing
Avoid paper, embrace the electronic distribution of materials Can 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 important Cheap 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 above Disable FaceTime? Disable iMessages? Block Skype?

31 Recommendations Backups
Make students responsible for their own backups Use iCloud / Google Drive / Sky Drive etc important documents to the teacher

32 Recommendations Textbooks
The iPad supports the most formats and bookstores. eBook vs PDF Books vs Apps Publishers Kindle / iBooks iBooks Author iTunesU – Create and share your own course materials

33 Recommendations Network
Create a great wireless network and monitor rather than block Must create a wireless network for both coverage and capacity Make connecting to the network as simple as possible eg Capture Portal Provide great Internet access to discourage the use of 3G and 4G May 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 property Use the free Apple service Remote messages Remote 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 booklist Apps 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 supply For shared, purchase the expensive USB storage trolleys to allow the iPad to be wiped and reconfigured between users

40 Recommendations Software Is 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 Twitter @brentonharty
Thank you for your time Brenton Harty

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