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Showing posts from March, 2016

GAFE Summit Learning from my deck

I visited Hawaii and connected with teachers from all over the world without having to get on a plane!
This weekend the EdTech Team provided a live stream of a few sessions at the GAFE summit in Hawaii.  What a great opportunity to enjoy the fast passed action that is a GAFE summit all from the comfort of a nice shady spot outside on my deck.

Not a new thing but if you don't already follow the #gafesummit hashtag via Twitter give it a go, there's always a summit on somewhere in the world and it's full of great ideas, challenges, resources and just general awesomeness.

I wasn't quite up and ready to watch the keynote but did later in the day.  Great ideas and inspiration as always with an EdTechTeam keynote.  The Keynote today was - Innovation and Iteration in Education - Jamie Casap.  If you get a chance the recording is well worth a listen.

Next up was a great presentation on Digital Citizenship.  This really got me thinking about hashtags and how they're used for…

iPads and Meraki - Setting Up

I've just worked with a small school to get their iPads up and running using Meraki.  I've done this process a few times and it seems to be getting easier, especially if you leave out Apple configurator. So I thought I'd share what I did...

Getting the iPads Ready
In order to get the iPads ready to work with Meraki I reset them all to factory defaults.  This means that they're clear of any previously installed apps, photos and videos and allows you to start from the beginning.

Once they've been reset you'll be able to set them up like a new iPad.
If you're working with new iPads you won't need to do this.

Setting up Apple ID GAFE accounts
The schools I work at tend to be GAFE schools so I created a few GAFE accounts and added alias's to them until I had enough accounts to cover the number of Apple IDs I'd need.
I set them up so that I have one Apple ID per device.  You can have about 10 Alias email addresses within one address - you don't hav…