Connecting iPads in a PC school
I’ve been annoyed since September with the way in which file transfers from the iPad to the PC computers in our computer labs has been cumbersome and time-consuming. Here at the school we talked about a number of solutions to the problem but the one that I chose was to simply create a Google account for my classroom and establish a Google Drive. I created a folder for each student in the classroom and then today we practiced taking pictures and uploading those pictures to their own folder on Google Drive.
For a number of reasons I wish that they would have their own Google accounts but they are only fourth-graders so it seems to me that I have to do the drive myself. My intentions are partly subversive. Always I’m hoping that if they try an application or technique here at school that they will become adopters at home and around the school.
Having a Google account for the classroom and being able to use it on the iPads might perhaps allow us to upload videos to YouTube as well I’m not sure how that will work yet but I’m going to give it a try at some point in time.