Do you have a classroom iPad? Have you ever even opened up the restrictions on your iPad to checkout the settings?
If not, you would be shocked that explicit content is currently available for any of your students to access at any given moment. Keep your students save and have a fully functional iPad. Let’s set up that iPad. Here’s how to set up a class iPad in 3 steps.
1. Move Non-Student Apps – To start with, there are many apps that students simply should NOT have access to, such as messages, emails, videos, settings, etc. Have you heard the saying, “out of sight, out of mind”? It’s true with iPads too. Hold down one of the apps until they shake. Then drag and drop them into one folder. Then, move that folder to the farthest screen of the iPad by holding and dragging. Students will rarely visit this folder since it isn’t on the same screen as the fun apps are.
2. Move everyday Apps down to the bottom – Do you have a few apps that you use on a daily basis? I do and I hate the time that it takes for the students to get into the apps. So why not put them at the very bottom of the iPad for quick access? Hold down the apps until they shake and then drag to the bottom. What is great about this is that no matter what page of the app the student is on, those apps are there for the students to find.
3. Set up restrictions ASAP – This is the most important step! PLEASE, go to settings, general, and then restrictions. You are going to need to add a passcode. Then you can turn off FaceTime, safari, podcasts, deleting apps, installing apps, etc. You can also set a rating for videos, music and books. Why is this important? There’s nothing more frustrating than students deleting apps or getting into music that they shouldn’t be listening to. Guided Access is also very important. You can checkout my post on that here!
So now you know! You can easily set up a fully functional iPad just by using these three simple steps! Thanks for reading! Did you find this helpful? You should follow me on Pinterest for more of my tips, tricks, and what I find helpful for my classroom.