I work with the daily maintenance of IT on a school, and we've got 26 16GB iPad2's for the first to third graders.
Usually it works the way that they are divided into two boxes in which the teachers can book for each lessons. And before the lesson begins, they can come pick up the boxes at our office. It has worked great so far, but with more ipads being bought, we need to upgrade the security.
The plan that we have worked out so far is as following:
We will put a password on all the ipads in which only the students and teachers knows. So that noone outside the school will be able to access the ipads.
We will install the FindMyiPhone application on all the ipads, so that if one of them is stolen, we can track its location which seems smart enough if the ipads are stolen during the night cause whoever takes the ipads wont be able to access them and disable findmyiphone. But if it on the other hand is a student who decides to take one of the ipads, they can just type in the password to gain access to the ipad, and disable findmyiphone.
We're really looking for an alternative to cover all the security lacks here. Does anyone have any ideas?