This panel for TCEA and ISTE will feature veteran technology directors and MDM coordinators on the topic of Mobile Device Management in K-12 education. Each panelist uses a different vendor, uses MDM for varying degrees of complexity and scale, has different back ground experience, and is working in small to large schools.
Apple’s IT and Deployment Site – Amazing resources here. Definitely check this out. Even has a list of supported Mobile Device Management platforms.
The iOS Deployment Primer is an amazing guide for those new to MDM as well as veterans. If you just received a bunch of iPads and don’t know what to do, start here!
“By following these four phases, you’ll be able to get your environment ready, enroll students and staff quickly, configure devices automatically, and buy and distribute apps and books easily. Each phase will be covered in detail throughout the book.”
Excerpt From: Apple Education. “Education Deployment Guide.” Apple Inc. – Education, 2016. iBooks.
MDM 101 Jamf.com
Mobile device management (MDM) is Apple’s framework for managing iOS. To e ectively manage iOS devices and unleash their full potential, organizations require an equally powerful MDM solution. From deploying new devices and gathering inventory, to con guring settings, managing apps, or wiping data, MDM provides a complete toolset to address large-scale deployments and ensure device security.
K-12 technology leaders also want an education-focused MDM from a provider who understands the specific needs of teachers and administrators. “Focuses on education and prioritizes the needs of educators” was the second-highest rated factor in the survey, with 75% of respondents calling this “very important” and 18% calling it “somewhat important.”
Transforming the Classroom Experience by AirWatch
Students can access supplemental materials, ask for help or begin an assignment, all with a swipe or tap of a nger. In today’s classrooms, students are taking learning into their own hands. And teachers are transforming curriculums with personalized instruction and unprecedented access to multimedia materials – ebooks, videos, photos, educational applications and more. Best of all, mobility is helping educators make learning more fun.
Mobile Device Management Overview – Apple.com
iOS devices with iOS 4 or later and Mac computers with OS X v10.8 or later have a built-in framework that supports mobile device management (MDM). MDM lets you securely and wirelessly configure devices, whether they’re owned by the user or your organization. Device management includes updating device settings, monitoring compliance with organizational policies, and remotely wiping or locking devices. Users can enroll their own devices in MDM; organization–owned devices can be enrolled in MDM automatically using Apple School Manager (for education) or Apple Deployment Programs (for business).