168: Deployment 2016, Part 8: Apps and Accessories

Fraser and Bradley continue with the 2016 Deployment series with a discussion about apps and accessories. The most common question is “which apps should we use?” And that is exactly the wrong question to ask. When you ask what the “best app” is for some specific topic, you’re thinking about apps in the wrong way. You’re thinking about apps like textbooks. Over six years, we have learned that a better approach to teaching with iPad is to ask “how does this app allow the student to express their learning?”

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JAMF Software
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EasyGrade App

Links
iPad case with a handle

167: Deployment 2016, Part 5: Device Selection

Fraser and Bradley continue with the 2016 Deployment series with a discussion about the iPads currently being sold, the specs, storage sizes, and how to decide which one is best for your school.

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EasyGrade App

166: Deploy 2016, Part 4: The Network

Fraser and Bradley continue with the 2016 Deployment series with a discussion about your schools network. They discuss the bandwidth coming in, the firewall, DHCP, switches, and Wi-Fi. It’s important to spend some time here on your deployment. A great deployment can be derailed by a poor network that isn’t easy to fix.

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EasyGrade App

165: Deploy 2016, Part 3: What Drives The Reason to Deploy

Fraser and Bradley continue the 2016 Deployment series with a discussion about
why we deploy technology in schools. From pressure from parents, surround schools, and internal strategic planning, schools are all starting from different places.

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EasyGrade App

164: Deploy 2016, Part 2: What Makes a Tech Friendly Head of School?

Fraser and Bradley continue with the 2016 Deployment series with a discussion about the qualities a technology friendly leader has. While they cover these in depth on the show, the key takeaways are setting vision, modeling behavior, setting expectations (and committing to them), willingness to fail, willingness to expect success, ability to see past the device, and the ability to hire great people (and leave them alone).

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163: Deploy 2016, Part 1: What’s Changed Since 2014

Fraser and Bradley kickoff the Deploy 2016 series with an introductory episode about the plans and goals for the series. Since they last did the series in 2014, quite a bit has changed in the iPad deployment area (all for the good). When they were doing the series in 2014, iOS 7 was a few months old, and there still were a lot of gotchas relating to how to scale iPad deployment up to 1000s of units. iOS was also stagnant in terms of its feature set compared to desktop. With the release of iOS 9, device based app assignment, and spread of the device enrollment program to outside of the US, iPad deployments are a lot more complex, but also also simpler.

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Do you have questions? You can contact Bradley and Fraser via Twitter: @bradleychambers and @fraserspeirs. Use hashtag #deploy16 for questions/comments.

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Links
DEP
What’s New for iOS Management in iOS 9

162: A Class Set of Apple Pencil

Fraser and Bradley finish up the year by discussing Tim Cook’s comments on Chromebook and examining Apple’s Deployment documentation.

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Links
Apple Has No Interesting in Making Test Taking Machines
Apple Education IT Home Page
Apple EDU Deployment Overview
iOS Deployment Reference
1:1 Planning Guide
VPP Guide
DEP Program Guide
Apple Deployment Program Help
iOS Security Whitepaper
USB C Cable

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161: History of iPad Deployment

Bradley and Fraser look at the history of how iPads have been deployed. They also make an exciting announcement about the show for 2016.

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Links
Deploy 2014
iPhone Configuration Utility
iPhone 2.0 and Exchange
Apple Configurator
Apple VPP
Apple DEP

[audio https://www.buzzsprout.com/7747/331484-161-history-of-ipad-deployment.mp3]

160: You Like Phil Collins?

Bradley and Fraser host the 4th annual Out of School Gift Show.

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[audio https://www.buzzsprout.com/7747/328574-160-you-like-phil-collins.mp3]

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JAMF Software
SimplyFixIt
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Links
Apple Watch Sport Band
Spigen Apple Watch Stand US
Spigen Apple Watch Stand UK
Apple Watch Charging Cord
Apple Pencil
External Battery Pack
Blue Light Glasses
Contigo Coffee Mug
Leon Bridges “Coming Home”
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors “Good Light”
Switchfoot “Fading West”
Big Jambox
Apple TV
Griffin iTrip AUX
Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
Reusable Cable Ties