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Top 10 tips for implementing devices in your school
Top 10 tips for implementing devices in your school
Top 10 tips for implementing devices in your school
Top 10 tips for implementing devices in your school
Top 10 tips for implementing devices in your school
Top 10 tips for implementing devices in your school
Top 10 tips for implementing devices in your school
Top 10 tips for implementing devices in your school
Top 10 tips for implementing devices in your school
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Top 10 tips for implementing devices in your school

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Implementing tablet devices in your school or classroom can be a daunting task, with a host of issues to consider and many things that can go wrong. But with the right planning, considerations and …

Implementing tablet devices in your school or classroom can be a daunting task, with a host of issues to consider and many things that can go wrong. But with the right planning, considerations and support, the benefits can far outweigh the upheaval.

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  • 1. Top 10 Tips for Implementing Devices in your School This guide has been written by: Hylton Cornish Head of Education Services
  • 2. Hylton has spent 20 years working in secondary schools in Hampshire and the West Midlands. He has worked as Head of Department, Head of Faculty and Assistant Head Teacher. He has been nominated for two National Teaching Awards by colleagues and students and worked as an examiner with AQA Implementing tablet devices in your school or classroom can be a daunting task, with a host of issues to consider and many things that can go wrong. But with the right planning, considerations and support, the benefits can far outweigh the upheaval.
  • 3. Top 10 Tips for Implementing Devices in your School What really matters is the teachers. Provide them with the time to complete training and give them a support framework, then the technology will become second nature. Allow time to see improvement and don’t get put off by teething problems. Set clear milestones and targets, and then assess their implementation and success.
  • 4. Top 10 Tips for Implementing Devices in your School Safeguard the project. Compile a risk register in advance of all the things that could go wrong, and have solutions prepared for each one. Carry out an internal IT infrastructure survey before you purchase anything, and be honest as to whether your in-house team has the necessary expertise to manage the devices.
  • 5. Top 10 Tips for Implementing Devices in your School Be flexible and set unique benchmarks for the whole school, departments and student groups: no two departments will be able to measure success in the same way. Don’t be afraid to speak to your peers for advice. Whatever the problem you encounter, the chances are a school of a similar size, with similar strengths and challenges, has already solved it.
  • 6. Top 10 Tips for Implementing Devices in your School Prioritise the budget at the start: understand all the costs before you commit, and not just of the device itself. Think about protective cases, storage solutions and accessories. Take a collaborative approach: share the burden between your teachers, Governors, and the PTA, and involve them at the earliest stage in major decisions.
  • 7. Top 10 Tips for Implementing Devices in your School Don’t panic when it comes to buying applications. Many of the best ones are free or are offered with a 50% discount to schools buying in bulk. Don’t forget about the parents – it’s the law! Children under the age of 13 need parental consent to set up an Apple ID, while children over the age of 13 still need approval from their parents.
  • 8. We hope you have found these tips useful. For a more detailed guide to implementing devices you can download our eBook by clicking here. If you have any questions, or want to speak to one of our device implementation experts, then contact us on 01422 250800.

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