MDM allows the school and parents to control the use of the iPad. The school has subscribed to Mosyle Manager for MDM and the subscription is $1 per month for parents. The yearly cost is $20 and the school is subsidising $8. And all this will be deducted through your son’s Edusave account.
Control Hours of iPad use
School Control : 0700-1530 hrs during school days
Parental Control : 1530 – 0700 (next day morning), Weekends, School and Public Holidays, HBL Days
During school hours, the teachers are able to control the use of the iPad, monitor their activities and launch the apps on their ipads remotely. Teachers can use in are able to monitor all the students in the classroom where this is an example where you are able to lock the iPads to get the students to focus on the teacher, teachers are also able to launch a specific app for them to actually explore. And teachers also able to project students iPad onto the screen, using Apple TV as well. So these are the things that that enhances the teaching and learning in the classroom.
We have engaged a vendor to manage the use of parental control using the ScreenGuide app. Parents are also able to block their iPads, remove restricted apps, and show only selected apps. Other examples are timeout features where parents can use the app to control the child screen time. Other things include locking device for a set duration of time. Set a recurring schedule, for example, dinner time every day between 6pm to 7pm for example.