December 25, 2012 3:28 pm at 3:28 pm #607564
Myy children’s (out of town) school just gave out IPADS to their upper grades. There is a lot of back and forth about negative and positives of it and recently there was a security breach so it was even a bigger issue. No opinions wanted but is there anyone who knows of schools that use IPADS in class/schools successfully and have a way to filter/monitor etc.December 25, 2012 7:46 pm at 7:46 pm #915235
We have ipads for the second grade classes as a part of a grant. If there is no wi-fi in the building than the ipad doesn’t have internet on it. Also, our school’s internet is filtered so anything you use in the building is filtered. Find out what they are using it for/with, don’t ask us.December 25, 2012 9:53 pm at 9:53 pm #915236
I know what they are doing with it – they do have wifi with filters and white lists. Some of it is not working. I am interested in a school that has a program that is working.
For a second grade – filters may work but not for 12-13 years old, unfortunately. And even without wifi there are ways to get internet access
(you should be careful how you post – you can sound condescending)December 25, 2012 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm #915237
I am careful how I post. You said you don’t want any opinions so I was telling you not to ask us. I am sorry if I misread your words as rude and answered inappropriately.
I don’t know what you mean by “a program that is working”. Our program is working. It was funded by the government Title 1 program which is to support kids who are behind. Are you talking about internet use being insecure? Are you talking about the children getting educational value from their usage? Are you wondering if the ipad will be more motivating than the stuff they replaced? (*am asking sincerely*)
And our school’s network has a filter, it is for the staff as well and there is no getting around it without getting caught. ALL network activity is recorded and listed to its user. A seventh grader who signed on to the internet without permission was suspended.
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