Most of our teachers have personal apple IDs anyway, for their ipods,
iphones, itunes, etc. We purchase apps through one account, and install
the paid apps via apple configurator. The configurator keeps track of how
many you've purchased and how many are installed, which itunes won't do.
Then teachers use their own apple IDs, then they can put all their music
on them if they like, use their own icloud, etc.
One other thing about buying codes through the volume license program and
then giving the codes to teachers for them to install them is if the
teacher uses their personal apple ID instead of a school on, then they own
the app. If you want to treat apps like consumables, since they're so
cheap, that works, but if you want to make sure the school doesn't lose
control of the apps, configurator is the way to go. 'Course, you have to
have a mac running OSX 10.7 to use it.
One bummer about deploying free apps with one apple ID, and then giving
the ipads to teachers and expecting them to use another: the teachers
can't upgrade the apps when the store says upgrades are available. They
have to uninstall them and reinstall them with their own ID. Not really a
show stopper, since they're free apps anyway, but inconvenient.
Brattleboro Union High School District # 6
School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>What you want to do is set up 1 itunes account per device and give each
>teacher the password for those accounts so they can install both free
>apps, and use the codes you will provide them with the volume purchases.
> You want to purchase all apps threw your volume purchase program. And
>apple provides are really nice program called Apple Configurator to
>deploy ipads and other devices.
>We let our teachers use both the school provide itunes account
>and their personal itunes accounts on the ipads. That way if they want
>to buy something right then and their they can. We do not reimburse for
>those purchases however.
>Check out these links:
>On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 12:43 PM, Edith Fogarty <[
>mailto:[log in to unmask] ][log in to unmask]> wrote:
>For those of you who have gone 1:1 with iPads or are allowing teachers to
>install free apps on their own, how are these apps being installed? Are
>teachers making the purchases directly on an iPad, or are they purchasing
>them through iTunes on their computer and then syncing, either wired or
>wirelessly, with the iPad(s)? How is it working either way?
>My second question is, has anyone created a district-level iTunes account
>for district owned iPads and apps? If so, how have you handled
>installing apps and syncing? Does one district-level IT person control
>the installs and updates, or do building level teachers/IT people have
>access to the account to update and add free apps as they choose? (All
>of the actual purchases would be handled through a district-level volume
>Technology Integration Facilitator
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