Sep 12 2011
We had out first planning at the end of last week to discuss through some of the initial constraints and ideas related to the iPAD iniative. It was an interesting discussion as it showed what a great deal of work needs to happen to be able to facilitate the implementation properly and hopefully ensure its success. Below are some of my initial notes that I wrote on the App “Daily Notes” which so far is my pick on the many note taking apps out there.
I have also tried – Bamboo Paper, Note Taker HD, Notes Plus and Noteshelf which all have some great tools but for some reason the link between a notetaking app and a diary calendar view just seems the right way forward for my organisational style and also how I work within school. So the notes below were written in Daily Notes. The missing link with all of these notemaking apps though is that the handwriting recognition apps are all separate – which is just so annoying at this stage. However more about those in another post.
Meeting Notes and Questions…
- iPad ownership – how does the trial work
Logistics of 1-to-1 ownership dsicussed at length including payment, vouchers/redemption codes – key apps…not sustainable
Members of team will continue to go on School visits… of schools of excellence - Cedars hosting an event, 29th/30th
- hardware – numbers, teachers involved – paragons in each department, 3G …
How will the trial become sustainable … long term there will be a fee if taken forward, or do we take device…
If paid for – it is the students and so will look after more?
- software issues – legal, base apps, free apps, gifting
Ideas – jampf, mobile iron…purchase licenses
Apple – speak to apps…different apple store education
Key apps… Parents? A cost – parent engagement…
What if kid has one already?
- policies and standards
Damage on devices – 1% to 5% , 11-13 year olds?
Insurance – bundle discount…
Talk inspirational – genius bar environment
- communication – parents, students
Event evening – needs everyone involved… will be incredibly important
Unknown territory? Parents concerns…Responsibility of use…
- timeline … Stop dithering, however needs to be structured… Needs success, longer term – move this on
Team… Who is this?
As you can see alot was discussed with no real answers – however at least Daily Notes was up to the task
- Noteshelf Gets New Features & UI Changes, We’re Giving Away 10 Codes (macstories.net)
- Hand writing notes apps for iPad (kish.in)
- PhatWare Releases WritePad for iPad 5.3 (prweb.com)