Tuesday, November 15, 2011

IPad purchase models for schools

Following are examples of different purchase models for deploying iPads with examples of contracts, FAQs and more supplied to students and their families on a 1 to 1 iPad program

School purchased model
Lease Agreement Model
Webb School of Knoxville iPad lease program
Webb School of Knoxville iPad program FAQs

Purchasing Options Model
John Monash Science school provides students/parents with a variety of options for acquiring their iPad, including buy outright a bundled iPad with accessories through an approved supplier, lease or create your own bundle. See the options at their iPad purchasing webpage.

Many Schools are also putting together FAQs for students and parents to make the transition easier:
Green Acres School iPad FAQ

Schools are putting together Booklists of Apps or iBooks for students to purchase for their iPads. John Monash Science School ebooklist

Checklist for Implementation

Lastly, a user contract is only one part of an effective implementation program. Here is a good list of things that you should be looking at before you even get to the purchase agreement stage. Use this as a checklist to make sure that your 1 to 1 implementation goes to plan. Preparing your school for an iPad implementation

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