At our school we have four wireless access points in each learning centre. Each learning centre services about 100 iPods and 60 laptops.
This isn't sufficient, despite having some expensive hardware driving our wireless network.
"Who told you these things, Denise? Apple have been very 'stand-offish' about it, in my experience, with education reps' usual responses being "refer to the terms and conditions".
The terms and conditions don't say…"
"The Volume Purchasing process is only for US iTunes store, at this point.
At least, that is my understanding.
There is no iTunes store for Malaysia, which, according to sources I have read, is supposed to mean that you can't use a credit card…"
"I am not sure what you are asking, Mark.
I believe that the Volume Purchasing procedure requires schools to send purchase orders, and to pay on invoice.
Assuming that your school is a US school, are you saying that your school has a non-US credit…"
"About to order one or two to test at school. Our Year 6s will come with them next year, so it will be interesting to see how much more effectively they can be used - presenting information will be become easier... but ensuring appropriate use will…"
"Think of the money that could be saved if national/state testing were done in this way!
Paper costs reduced...
Staff costs reduced for marking...
Don't need fancy machines to read answer sheets...
Time it takes to return results will be…"
"Using Google apps automatically gives students a login with which to access google forms.
If the kids use a web browser to check email, then the form will be visible in the email (if you select this option when emailing the form to them). If not,…"
"Do you use iPhone Config Utility to do this, or just copy preferences from a backup when devices are new?
At our school, the students use their own iTouches, so they know the password to get onto the wireless network. The problem you mentioned…"
"The biggest problem with Dragon Dictation is that it doesn't work well with kids' voices.
I have tried very simple things with my three daughters, who are 7, 9 and 11, and it is hopelessly inaccurate - to the point of being unable to…"
"Unfortunately, Scott, your last comment is incorrect.
An iPod touch can be restored to factory settings on any PC. All you need to do is turn it off, open iTunes on your PC and plug the dock connector into the PC. You then hold down the home button…"
"Thanks. Isn't it funny how we get excited about saving a couple of dollars!
If someone told me that Photoshop was on sale for $50 off the regular price, I wouldn't care. But saving $2 or $3 on an app = WOOT!!!
There needs to be a name…"
"Just checked it out on Australia and US iTunes stores... it's not free right now, about two hours after your post.
There is, however, a lite version...
Maybe your post was only moments before 'today' ended? (I'm in Australia)"
"I didn't actually disagree with you - just stated a couple of benefits of iPod Touches over desktop computers.
I also pointed out that the two devices are not in competition with each other.
I guess i am speaking from my own experience,…"
Hi my name is Dana Sirotiak and I am new to this site. I am looking for some suggestions for my classroom. We have block scheduling where I teach. I see each group two times a week for 90 minutes then once for 45 minutes. I want to use that 45 minute period to link technology and ss together. I want the kids to make wikis, podcasts, etc. I am not exactly sure how to make these things myself. Any suggestions on mini technology assignments I can do in 45 minutes til I get a better understanding? Thanks!
With your interest in Technology and Learning fot St. Aloysius, I recommend you take a look at Wiziq's virtual classroom and authorstream's power point presentation platform. Both are web based platforms, have a bunch of features and free basic service. Here’s a public class recording conducted by Nellie Deutsch