Why this process?
The purpose of this process is to ensure that apps are deployed in a responsible and standardized manner. Although it is possible to purchase apps cheaply and more quickly than PC software, we still need to be thoughtful that we are getting the best tools for the job. In addition, we have a central management system that allows us to purchase and re-distribute apps at will, without needing to lay hands on each iPad, nor do we need to manage individual accounts for each device.
Using this process has the following goals:
1) Centralize app purchases to take advantage of volume discounts and to satisfy needs of license tracking
2) Ease the technical responsibility of end users who may not be comfortable with app deployment
3) Ensure that we follow a rubric or process for evaluating apps to ensure that they meet the needs they are being obtained for, as well as making sure that we are not using several different apps for the same purpose.
You can find the form to fill out here. Please continue reading to view the list of apps that do not require the form.
Do I need to fill out the form if I am getting a free app?
If you are evaluating an app, we request that you use the same rubric to assess the fitness of the app for the task at hand. Although we do not need to purchase a free app, if it is going to multiple iPads - especially multiple cart-based or 1-1 iPads - we will still need to go through many of the steps in this process and this form is recommended.
If you are using a free app for yourself or a single student, you do not need this form but we encourage you to share the results with your colleagues who may have similar needs.
Rubric for assessing apps:
Below, please find the list of apps to-date that are already approved. If you are requesting one of these apps, and if that app is free, you do not need to fill out the App Request form; just send us a ticket letting us know which app and which devices. If the app you want does not appear in this list, or if it's a paid app, please send us a ticket and also fill out the App Request Form and submit it to your administrator for approval.
Already Approved for Carts and General Ed 1-1:
iTunesU Google Drive Amazon Kindle
Blogger Google Docs, Sheets, Slides B&N Nook
iMovie Prezi Spelling City
Schoology Nearpod Raz-Kids
EduBlogs Drawing Box Notability ($)
Photoshop Express Khan Academy Vimeo
Timeli Flipboard StopMotion
Scientific American Reading Rainbow ShowMe
Garage Band Acrobat Reader ArcGIS
ArtStudio DataAnalysis DropMind Lite
EQ Editor Explain Everything FileBrowser ($)
Follett Enlight Geogebra Gizmos
Google Mail GoodReader Graphic Calculator HD
HanDbase ($) iBooks iPhoto (?$)
mySchoolBucks MyScript Calculator ShowMe
NASA Visualization Explorer Nature magazine NOVA Elements
Overdrive PASCO Sparkvue HD PowerSchool
Quizlet QR Scanner ($) SketchBook Express
WebPrint for Print Manager Wolfram Alpha ($) FirstClass
Xperica FireFinger DreamBox
Pages, Keynote and Numbers (these are not free for older iPads) 9.99 ea (4.98 ea if purchased qty 20 or more)
Any paid app
Any app not listed above
Any app for a student IEP
Other App Notes:
Google Chrome will not work because it is rated as a 17+ app.
Self Service is the app provided by our management software. It cannot be removed. Other apps, such as the Photo app,
Camera, Safari, etc. that are built-in and come with the iPad may or may not be able to be removed. Often we can disable their functionality through the Management software.
At this time, the filter is not able to differentiate between users. All iPads receive the default filtering package. We can lock down iPads further if it is requested, on a per-user or per-cart basis.