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iBeacon in
education
make discovery & learning
a real-world experience
iBeacon is transforming the way students use iPads ...
3 simple steps to using iBeacon
1. Create your content
Download the free Locly app and create an
account. Then start addin...
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iBeacon in Education

  1. 1. iBeacon in education make discovery & learning a real-world experience iBeacon is transforming the way students use iPads in schools. iPads are becoming aware of what is nearby and can automatically display content for a specific time and place. iBeacon gives you the opportunity to add an exciting new dimension to learning, which encourages students to explore the spaces around them with their iPads and interact with digital content in a new and engaging way. You can use iBeacon for… Transmit lesson content from a teacher’s iPad to student iPads that are nearby using iBeacon. share Turn a teacher’s iPad into a beacon to transmit lesson content from their device to any student devices that are nearby. No codes, it just works! discover With iBeacon students do not need to navigate folders to find what they need on their iPad. Their device will automatically know exactly what content to show for that time and place. notify Use beacons around your school to send relevant alerts to student, teacher and parent devices. Make your school environment the interface by adding beacon devices to displays. Enhance them with digital content such as videos, puzzles, 3D models, iTunesU courses and PDFs. engage
  2. 2. 3 simple steps to using iBeacon 1. Create your content Download the free Locly app and create an account. Then start adding your own content, which you can do via the app itself or online at locly.com. You can include images, text, videos, pdf files, Google forms, Bookry widgets and much more. You can even link to external websites and open content in other apps on the iPad. Everything appears in the Locly app automatically and you can control visibility by who, where and when. 2. Turn an iPad into a beacon 3. Setup beacon devices Get your own custom app for teachers, students and parents Next, publish your content so that it appears in the Locly app. Then long-press on a card and select the ’transmit beacon’ option. As if by magic, your card will automatically appear in the Locly app on any nearby devices and will stay there until you choose to stop the transmission. To create exciting interactive displays, learning zones and information points around your school, simply long-press on a card and assign it to a beacon device. When a student approaches that device with their iPad, the relevant content will show in the Locly app. Beacon devices are battery powered (lasting around 2 years) and you can set the range from 10 cm to 50 metres. Take your content out of the standard locly app to create your own customised app for the Apple App Store. Your app will benefit from having its own branding, app icon and secure login for all users. The app can also be used to create interactive school prospectuses and 
 open-day apps, both with beacon support. The locly app can support all the following content types: “With locly we are able to take our existing content and deliver it in a way that has real-world context. Discovery and sharing has never been easier and the experience for both teachers and students is simply outstanding" Daniel Edwards, Director of Innovation & Learning, Stephen Perse Foundation, Cambridge, UK widgets supported Content is displayed in the locly app as bite-sized cards. Students scroll up, down, left and right to browse cards and tap on them to view more details. text & images audio video 3D modeling web links interactive widgets open app iWorks iTunes U iBooks PDF Google Drive Example Custom App Next Steps: Contact your locly education partner, visit locly.com or email education@locly.com.
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