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    • voixdeville
    • By voixdeville 2nd Mar 18, 10:02 AM
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    Buying ipads for a school
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    • 2nd Mar 18, 10:02 AM
    Buying ipads for a school 2nd Mar 18 at 10:02 AM
    Hi I was wondering if anyone knows where would be the best place to buy some ipads for a school? I will probably buy 30. Thanks
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    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 5th Mar 18, 10:07 AM
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    Im not sure where to go for advice on this, the school itself hasnt got a clue and they have put me in charge of resolving the issue. Could anyone point me in the right direction please? Thanks
    Originally posted by voixdeville
    I suspect if you did this, the school would end up in court.
    • voixdeville
    • By voixdeville 9th Mar 18, 11:16 PM
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    Thank you do much for your amazing advice! Yes i am a primary school computing coordinator. There is a lot of great ideas here for me to consider so thank you very much again for your help
    • paddyrg
    • By paddyrg 11th Mar 18, 5:49 PM
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    Lordy, this is too big a subject for a forum - if you're about to spend 30 grand plus, you need to do so with support and for whoever is making the purchasing suggestions to have really done due diligence on the software needed and licensing, maintenance contracts, insurance, replacement and upgrade schedules, kiosking to prevent kids playing warcraft in class, etc. A poor purchase decision could waste enough money to pay for another teacher, it's a big deal, and the school will not be the only one to have to have made this decision, there will be other schools within the LEA area who have been where you are now, and you need to see how they've ended up. Honestly, a managed, leased service is almost certainly your best bet.
    • silverwhistle
    • By silverwhistle 11th Mar 18, 11:19 PM
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    Have you had any training as a computing coordinator; I think the general feeling here is that you have been shoved in the deep end, and you're not swimming, you're just going through the motions. ;-)

    You really should start by looking at the software you need (want?) to run. How and why are tablets needed? Android models would be a lot cheaper but may not meet your requirements.

    As pointed out, will you need to do the updating of software on all 30 tablets, the licensing, the software and checks to prevent misuse etc. What would the parents say if some kid downloaded or accessed pornography?
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