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Posted on October 5, 2015 1:39 am
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Qebysu
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Ipad reading controversies
As part of a grant your school has given each student an Ipad to use in the classroom, you find that many of your students are reading books using the Amazon Kindle rental program. This is great except some of these books are not quite school appropriate in content. This includes biographies on some big music stars that hold unsavory content, what do you do or not do about this situation?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 5, 2015 2:11 am

Dawn Rogers
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I would put parental settings on the students' Ipads with a password so they can not be changed. This should prevent the students from downloading anything above their age level. If the students are still reading things that are inappropriate then there should be more of an effort to have material blocked.
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ymuXyg
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A parental restriction app is the best solution here.
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 11:55 pm

rybuZy
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Agreed. Ipads are programmed to deal with this problem.
  Posted on: October 16, 2017 2:54 am

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Solution 2
Posted October 5, 2015 1:19 pm

aqaRus
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You are able to put blocks up. That would require them to need your master password before they gain access to those pages. You could also assign people to them or find a website that has school appropriate peoples to research.
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Solution 3
Posted October 8, 2016 7:48 pm

yZaHuM
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I would try to see if the Amazon Kindle program had some way to control the content based on age.I would also inform the administration about my concerns and possible solutions.
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Solution 4
Posted October 5, 2015 1:45 am

Caitlyn Bogatin
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I would give the students reading logs, they will have to fill one out every time they read on the iPad and give a brief summary of what they read. If I notice any students not doing the reading logs I will ask them to show me what they've been reading or if i notice a title that may not be appropriate I will look through the book and decide if it's okay for them to read.
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eSyTyt
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This is a great idea!
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 2:22 am

rybuZy
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Reading logs should work well too.
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Solution 5
Posted March 9, 2016 10:51 pm

aZyLeq
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I think that this was a great grant and that students love technology so using apps such as the kindle app is great. What I find hard to believe is that we are limiting what our students are reading. I do think that there are school appropriate books and ones that are not but these students are reading biographies on actual people. They are learning life lessons whether they know it or not. As a teacher we need to use this as a lesson. Should be not teacher people about Van Gogh because he was in all reality was a nut case but his art is so amazing. This is true for the famous people today. There are life lessons to be taught here. I think as a teacher we should encourage reading no matter what.
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Solution 6
Posted October 5, 2015 2:54 am

eWeHaz
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I would utilize the iPads in the classroom more regularly and create different lesson plans that would allow the children to incorporate them into their school days for more purposes then reading alone. This way when they are reading it will be a set time and will be easier to keep an eye on and instruct what is to be being read by all students. I also like the idea of having students fill out short reading logs or book reports every week or so to motivate them to stay on task and within certain guide lines pertaining to the content they chose to read.
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rybuZy
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I don't believe more Ipad usage is the answer here.
  Posted on: October 16, 2017 2:55 am

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