Align content with learning objectives
The future of learning is connected, collaborative, creative and personal — and technology plays an important part in making great learning possible and relevant to students’ lives and the world.
Work together to align curriculum, Apple programs, apps and books with the objectives you defined for your learning environment. Consult trusted resources such as Common Sense Media for curated advice, ratings and privacy assessments of tools.
For more information, see the video Planning Your Content Needs.
Offer a curated app catalog
If your MDM solution provides a self service portal, you can allow students and teachers to install additional apps and books from a selection that’s pre-approved by your school. In this way, the content you make available meets your curriculum goals as well as your standards for security and privacy.
Consider delegating app and book curation and distribution to a member of the institution’s deployment leadership team. Assign the role of Content Manager to this individual to enable them to buy content on behalf of the school. Similar roles and privileges are found in many MDM solutions giving educators the ability to create a personalised self-service solution for each year level and content area.
Establish an app and book request process
Teachers are constantly looking for new apps and books to bring their content to life. Because App Store and Book Store purchasing are disabled with Managed Apple IDs, it’s important to establish a content request process. While some MDM solutions already have this workflow built in to their self-service apps, you can create one for your school with a simple form. Because learning is a dynamic and fluid process, make sure the established process is quick and efficient so students and teachers can access their content quickly.