Perhaps the main blocker and the biggest headache to really getting people on board was the fact they had spent so long creating and refining resources which they had saved on the school’s trusty network, that they now couldn’t access on their iPad. Furthermore, ‘Where do I save my work somewhere centrally so that everyone can access/see it?’ was a common question.
Probably every school has a server of some description that is filled with important documents that you can access from a Windows PC – but what about an iPad?
It seamlessly glues together the Windows and Mac environments. Staff are able to access their files and documents anywhere and at anytime – either home, school or on the move using their phones. Pupils can save their work on the school network so that big media files aren’t taking up unnecessary space on their device. It has been brilliant and a really cost effective way of making sure that the leap from stuttering old laptop to iPad, doesn’t seem so big.
We’re approaching our second year of using Foldr and I simply can’t recommend it highly enough, and whether you’re just starting on your iPad journey or maybe if you’re a long way down, I urge you to check it out!Adapted from a blog post available at danoakes.co.uk or follow him @oakes_dan