By Katie Lepi on August 14, 2013
One of the issues that crops up in a lot of classrooms that are stocked up with tablets and other devices is that students often vary off their path of productivity. Maybe they’re googling things they shouldn’t be when they’re supposed to be researching something in particular, or maybe they’re checking out YouTube when they should be working on a group project. Since keeping students on track is not always easy, sometimes the digital horse blinders need to be put on.
Thankfully, this handy set of visuals from Primary Possibilities offers a guide to keeping students focused while using technology. It walks you through the step-by-step process of locking your students out of everything except what you want them to be doing! In 8 easy steps, you won’t be constantly checking 20+ individual devices to ensure everyone is on task! Keep reading to learn more.
Enabling Digital ‘Horse Blinders’ On i-DevicesStep 1: Go to ‘settings’
Step 2: Click on ‘general’
Step 3: Click on ‘accessability’
Step 4: Click on ‘guided access’
Step 5: Slide to ‘on’
Step 6: Click on ‘set passcode’
Step 7: Set a password!
Step 8: Go to the app you want the students to use, click three times on the home button to activate, and click on the home button! Students will need the password to get out of that particular app.
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Katie was a teacher, graduate student, and is now the lady who makes sure Edudemic is as useful as possible. She oversees the editorial process and is basically a Swiss Army Knife of solutions.