iPad and the School Administrator

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by r12rtpilot, May 8, 2011.

  1. r12rtpilot

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    Ok, so it's a giant iPod and definitely a toy....but can I use it at work?:confused: I am a school principal and want to buy an iPad, but cannot seem to get past the "Yeah, it's an expensive toy" mentality.

    For busy school administrators, how are you using your iPad 2? Does the iPad 2 make your day to day job/planning easier? How so? Be specific. What apps are you using? What are the pros and what are the deltas? How can an iPad help me with school best practices?

    Come on, school administrators, weigh in and help me decide if spending my money on the iPad 2 is worth it!:)

    Cheers,

    Steve
     
  2. Veritas

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    You can use it for email. Schedules. Contacts. Angry birds. It would be very useful :D
     
  3. Hayles66

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    I'm afraid I use mine more sparingly than I should but I use good reader for all my lesson plans and any info I can use for the classroom. I teach Btec Science in secondary school. Iworks apps are very good for all the office equivalent work apart from the occasional change to the set up when synched to school. I receive all emails from school. I use Starwalk, GCSE apps for science, The Elements app, south west maps for trips/geogxx, signmypad app to put students names, info onto preprepared docs, notetaker and notes +. I can't remember anymore but I'm sure someone on here could tell you more.

    from Somerset UK on my iPad using IPF app
     
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    Now that works.;)
     
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    When you are making your rounds you can snap away, pics and video, to show all the 'my little darling would never do that' parents their little darlings doing that.
     
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    It's neither a giant iPod nor a toy. You need to think outside the box. I did a quick Google search on "school administrators, iPad." There's a wealth of information out there, including the following:

    iPad for School Administrators

    The iPad's a rather amazing tool with terrific mobility.
     
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    indeed, not quite as powerful as a MacBook, but it's not far off, and far more portable
     
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    Just my own experience...if I am going to use a device in a timely and quick manner, I need to be very conversant with the device, the application, and the actions I will be wanting to take. That means I practice with it, read the manual thoroughly, etc. Nothing more discouraging than to miss an opportunity because I did not press the right buttons or whatever. Just my take on the OP question.
     
  9. r12rtpilot

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    Thanks for the link. Sorry to step on your toes...:D :D

    Steve
     
  10. r12rtpilot

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    I agree..perhaps I did not phrase my question correctly...in fact, after reading the responses so far, I know I didn't...:D

    So, let me try again...for the school administrators out there, real world, how do you use your iPad? Are there any programs or apps you find particularly useful. FYI, my computer at work is an HP laptop which is tied into our district's network...what are some ways you use your iPad to increase productivity and school wide best practices?

    Cheers,
    Steve
     

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