iPads in Education

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We are a 2:1 iPad program in K-3 and a 1:1 in grades 4-8, with students having "take-home" privileges beginning in 6th grade. We are 3 years in to our program.

Wondering if anyone has recommendations for how to help minimize the distraction factor for our older students? Are you using the built in guided access tool? Any other settings you like to teach kids about to help them self-regulate their behavior? Or do you use specific apps to help with this concern? 
Any suggestions are welcome!


Thanks, in advance!
Jen

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Hi Jen,

The school that my daughter goes to (Years 7-12) has just rolled-out iPads to all students this year.  I'd be interested to know what your school's experience has been around "the distraction factor" for older student.   What are the symptoms and behaviours that you've noticed?

Cheers

Steve

Jen - Since you mention K-3 iPads, I'd like to know if you have looked at Science4Us for use on the iPad. As you probably know, most iPad apps tend to be tiny fragments of a curriculum.  Science4Us is a full science curriculum (with lots of reinforcement for literacy and math) focused on the first part of elementary school.  Have you taken a look?

Easy to get a free trial:

http://www.science4us.com/elementaryschools

BTW, I'm also the founder of SpellingCity which is huge on the iPad these days...

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