I am watching a groundswell of projects that use ipods, itouch, mp3 players, and doing lots of research on "management" of devices and resources for these devices.
So here goes a few questions and a few great resources.
Resource #1: Tony Vincent's Site (Learning in Hand) rocks (and the "search" features has allowed me to find many of my answers.
Resource #2: INCREDIBLE prices on accessories (Cases for as low as $1.00, chargers for $3.00, etc)
Question #1: We can't seem to connect to the Itunes Store using Windows 7. Error: "Itunes could not connect to Itunes Store. Make sure network connection is active".
We can connect to all other Internet Sites. It seems to be a firewall or proxy setting issues, but no solutions I've found online seem to work, yet.
Question # 2. We are considering using a Self powered USB hub to manage a small set (15) for one classroom project. Anyone try this yet (on a PC). Great discussion here:
http://edtechbytes.com/?p=173 (not ready to get the CART yet, since I have heard mixed results related to it, especially if you are not using an Apple based computer.
Question #3. BACKUPS... Since "imaging" is our main troubleshooting method, I want to make sure we have thought through backup up and restoring itunes libraries. What happens if a "authorized" computer crashes and needs to be re-imaged, how do you "unauthorize" it.
Lots of questions...
As I watch 3 different projects involving these from a birdeye perspective, I see that coordination between these projects will be very important.
What happens when the classroom with itouches, or the administrator with an itouch wants to borrow a book from the "library" audible account.
Would love to form a braintrust with any of you dealing with these issues.
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