Monday, September 24, 2012

Limiting Student App Access on Your iPad

I know in a recent meeting, our staff talked about using the iPad with kids and there was concern about them being able to access contacts, email, etc...  In the new iOS 6 that was just released by Apple last week, there is a great new feature called "Guided Access" that solves these problems.  

Using Guided Access, you are able to open an app and then make it so that kids cannot log out of that app or be where they are not supposed to be.  The example they use is so that kids can be locked into an assessment and not be able to look up the answers in Safari.  

I thought this might be useful when kids are using the classroom iPad or when leaving it for a sub.  Below you will find links for backing-up your iPad and also for setting up Guided Access.

Hope it's helpful!  I plan to try it soon with my iPad!

Follow this Apple link to learn how to back-up your iPad.  Once you have your device backed-up, you can then download the new iOS 6.  

Follow this link for a step-by-step illustration for setting up Guided Access in your iPhone, iPod, or iPad.

Post provided by Amy Hage

Elementary Teacher
Bursley Elementary

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