Many schools and districts look to manage devices as classroom sets or school sets on mobile carts. This page includes information and links to help you determine the who, what and hows of managing your iOS devices.


Equipment:
If you are looking for classroom management and carts check out the following two companies: Spectrum Industries and Bretford

Resources:Professor Linskens has been attending training provided by Apple and has these links to share:For a variety of information check on Mac OS X Wiki
For iOS Management Resources, Learning with iPad Resources, and OS X Troubleshooting - check out Apple representative, Keith's website.
Bridget McCrea (2011) in T.H.E. Journal discusses the security of your iPads and knowing where they are.
Bridget McCrea (2011) in T.H.E. Journal shared how a school in Florida handled an iPad Rollout to 300+ students.
Margo Pierce (2012) in T.H.E. Journal discussed the importance and responsibility of schools to have a Mobile Device AUP.


To sync one device:
iTunes will let you rearrange the order of the Home Screens. Connect your iPad to your computer and select it from the Devices list on the left side.
Click on the Apps tab. You can rearrange pages and applications. You can add or delete apps as well. To add apps, either drag and drop or check the box next to the app in the list. To delete apps, hover your cursor over the application and click on the X button or uncheck the box next to the app in the list. Once you have finished rearranging applications and pages click the Apply button to sync your iPad.

To sync multiple devices:
Check out the Apple Configurator application (free). This will allow you to create separate profiles for individual or groups of iPads, including folders for specific subject areas and grade levels. The YouTube video will provide additional information on the application.
Meraki Systems Manager is also available for free to manage devices from the cloud and make pushing updates and apps easier.


To Troubleshoot:
To see what is on each individual device and transfer files (such as videos, photos, student projects) check out the free download Disk Aid software available to K-12 and Higher Ed schools (Educational License).
Transferring your iTunes Library to another computer:
http://ipod.about.com/od/howtos/a/transfer_itunes.htm