Apple Configurator Checklist

Pre-Configuration Checklist

So I’m getting ready to configure my third round of iPads with Apple Configurator. This time I got smart and decided to be more organized by making myself an Apple Configurator Checklist. This checklist is a “pre-configuration checklist” designed to help you be ready to go through the actual process of configuring the iPads. I’m […]

Sharing Great Tech Stuff

Sharing Great Tech Stuff

So much of my traffic on this website comes from people who have shared my work with their readers and I am so grateful for that.  First, I want to say a public thank you to some of my biggest sources of traffic over the last 9 months or so. Below are five great sites […]

Introducing iPads to Pre-Kindergarten Students

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I can’t believe that it took us until December to introduce our iPads to our class, and now it’s taken me until January to write about it! When we found out we would be receiving enough iPads to support a learning center we were so excited and eager to start. I never imagined it would […]

Cleaning iPads

How we clean our classroom iPads

Read our strategy for cleaning Pads without ruining the screens. Preschoolers are many things.  They are sweet, they are cute, they are entertaining, they are creative, they are clever, but most of them tend not to be very clean.  Which is why after just a few weeks of use, our iPads were filthy. They have […]

Dish Drainer iPad Charging Center

Organize Your Classroom   iPads, on a budget!

We use a dish drainer iPad charging center for our classroom iPads. When we heard last Spring that we would be getting a set of 4 iPads for our classroom, I started researching the best way to charge them all at the same time.  Up until that point,  when our two ipads needed to be […]

Using Apple Configurator to Set Up Classroom iPads

Using Apple Configurator to Manage Multiple iPads in the Classroom

We decided to use Apple Configurator to set up our classroom iPads. Honestly, I didn’t expect it to be quite so much work! In the end though, I think it was worth it. Apple Configurator is a free,  Apple product that allows schools and businesses to manage multiple iPads using an Apple laptop. You can […]

Using QR Codes to Share Videos with Parents

Use QR Codes to share videos with parents.

Ever since I discovered QR codes last year,  I knew I wanted to find a way to use QR codes to share videos with parents. Thanks to one of those serendipitous hallway conversations with a parent/co-worker, I was finally able to figure out how to make it work using dropbox! To read more about how […]