The potential of iPads as educational tools is beyond exciting. But without proper management, these devices can quickly devolve into distractions in the classroom. Imagine a classroom of kids surreptitiously playing with downloaded free apps and surfing the Internet instead of paying attention to your lesson! The good news is, iPads allow their administrators to set controls and restrictions. Here are a few tips from the field that will help make the task a little easier for teachers—and plenty of these tips apply for parents at home who are trying to limit their kids’ screen time.
Set some ground rules. First, your school must decide how to manage its iPads. Ask—and answer—the following questions: