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.
http://learninginhand.com/

Resource #2:  INCREDIBLE prices on accessories  (Cases for as low as $1.00, chargers for $3.00, etc)
http://learninginhand.com/blog/2009/8/23/monopricecom-for-inexpensive-iphone-ipod-accessories.html

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.

Lucie




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Lucie deLaBruere
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