The iPad numbers written in permanent marker on the side of each device have long been faded and removed through the continuous handling and sharing of the iPads in our classroom. In place of the written numbers, there is now a numbered background set on all the iPads in both the lock screen mode and when in use.
Students simply have to flip up the lid to check their iPad number as they check it in and out each period. When an iPad is accidentally misplaced in the cart and another student grabs it, the ‘culprit’ is easily found and recognized as all students simply look down at their iPad. Much better than having them all lift their devices and trying to decipher the rubbed off numbers written on the side.
Now, I need to continue and get the apps organized into folders. The first few iPads are complete (check out #1 and #2 above). The students have found them much easier to use when all apps can be accessed from one screen, instead of having to slide back and forth. I know, I know, I had to take the fun part away.
You can create your own background images using Word or many other programs. If you would like a copy of #1-40 of our images, you can click here to access them from our class Dropbox account.
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