“Lorenzo Respighi” is an high school when every morning 150 computer and more than 800 iPad lights up.
Mobile learning is the new generation of didactic. Schools are adopting mobile devices in classes, that’s must be done thinking about security and trasparency. Stefano Costi, head of ICT department and teacher of Liceo Respighi, got advises from his collegues that school had to find an easy way to organize lessons and provide students’ materials.
For “Patto per la Scuol@ 2.0” project, Liceo Respighi chose the iPad like the right tablet for educational uses. This choice could be possible with different collaborations including Apple Education.
We bought tablets, and now?
Beginning with this important and expensive solution, Liceo Respighi had to define some guidelines:
• families can depreciate tablets’ purchase in 5 years adopting ebooks and saving 30% of book’s costs every year;
• creates parternships with local companies and resources that could help the school;
• permits usage of different technologies and devices pre-owned form students, like Android or Windows tablets.
The school has many devices and also many needs for management and lesson control, that’s where Chimpa comes in. With this effective partnership between Liceo Respighi and XNOOVA, a simple issue-fix activity became, after 1 year of work, the new Suite for tablet management in Schools.
What is inside the Chimpa Education suite?
Chimpa Teach on teachers’ devices allow auto attendance call (using iBeacon®), perform live commands like “single app mode”, “web whitelists”, “no internet”, and has some security features like Passcode Reset.
Chimpa Learn on students’ devices can of course receive teacher’s commands, but also help in group making and placing in class (useful for the flipped classroom, f.e.) and is the right place for Tests, both small end-of-lesson quick tests and full-sized Quizzes.
Chimpa Bazaar the school internal “App Catalog” is the right place to find Apps, Ebooks, teacher’s own handouts in PDF and other materials. One place, for the entire school year.
Chimpa MDM, the service behind the scenes, is the heart of the suite. A cross-platform MDM with cutting-edge features like “Classroom Workflow management”.
“The teacher, using a App that allows lesson control like Chimpa, can effectively teach kids how to use technology in a more appropriate way, allowing them to use one App or another based on what is the right tool for that moment”, says prof. Giovanna Busoni, math teacher and Apple® Distinguished Educator “These are precious opportunity, if offered to teachers”.