Mobile Device Individual Teacher Management

Click here to download the step sheet for setting up your mobile device for professional use.
ipod set up .pdf

Mobile Device Cart Management

Classroom sets of mobile devices are shared among teachers, grade levels, and/or departments.
Each cart is housed in the lead teachers room or the library. A calendar is used for scheduling and reserving dates for use. A checklist is used before and after for maintenance and management. Students are assigned to one device by number and are responsible for that device used.

mobile device cart management - Library.pdf
student iPod log.pdf


Teachers are asking, "What if we want to buy and download an app for our class? (Free or Fee based)
Districts and schools are handling this in different ways. The Apple Volume Purchasing Program allows for schools and districts to purchase apps at volume discounts for multiple devices. Each grade level has different instructional needs, so following a similar scenerio to 8a/b as described below, whereby each grade level or dept has set up a school based iTunes account to manage works best.

The following protocol is recommended:
Administration in each school approves educational apps requested to be purchased. Approved apps are then purchased through AVP account, managed either at the district level or other designated accounts. This is account is solely for the "redemption" of volume vouchers to acquire activation codes. It is NOT to be used as an "iTunes" account to download the actual app. The activation code(s) are distributed to designated building person ie. secretary and/ or technical specialist, who then in turn assist lead teachers in managing classroom carts of mobile devices. At this current time, each cart, sets of mobile devices has an exclusive iTunes account set up to use for the designated grade level(s)/content area or specialized area. Lead teachers who have attended a minimum of 6 hours of training are managing these accounts for their teams.

Here's the way AVPP works:


1. An administrator creates a quote for a one or more Volume Vouchers for a set dollar amount.
2. This request is routed through the district Authorized Purchaser who submits the quote and places the order.
The Authorized Purchaser receives the Voucher(s) and sends the voucher to the Program Facilitator
5. Using a New Apple ID created for this purpose, the Program searches for and purchase apps in
variable quantities, up to the dollar limit of the voucher amount. The institutions taxes will be recognized
and billed accordingly.
6. The Program Facilitator will receive an email with a link to a dashboard, now populated with appā€specific codes on a downloadable spreadsheet.
These codes can be distributed to users for redemption at the App Store.
7. The Program Facilitator distributes the app specific codes to the individual that requested them
8. The requester redeems the codes in one of three ways (assume 30 iPods)
a. One Code is redeemed to a single school iTunes account, iTunes is activated with that account on 5 school computers, sync 6 iPods per computer. 29 remaining codes are kept on file in the event of an audit. ( In CHSD, a single activation code is sent to the teacher managing the iTunes account for the grade level that requested the app. This teacher will redeem the "code" and download the app. Teacher can sync mobile devices or request and coordinate a time IT dept to do this.)
b. 30 codes are distributed and redeemed against 30 school based managed iTunes accounts.
c. 30 codes are distributed and redeemed against 30 individual (administrator, student or teacher) managed iTunes accounts. App becomes property of that individual.
Apple Configurator is a new method of managing devices and requires individual codes to be assigned each device in place of the above method for student devices.

Mobile Device APP Requisition Form


iTunes Management

Basic principles of meta-playlist syncing for device management (Reference: iPod & iPad User Group Wiki, Joe Morelock,