Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Protecting App Data

What an amazing journey we are on in the world of technology!  We are a few years into this "thing" we call Waukesha One, and instead of wondering if students are using their devices, we are now in a place where we are concerned about losing student created content on their devices.

If you have ever worried that the work your students create in the various core apps could just up and disappear, the reality is it could happen. BUT, don't fear! There are ways we can help our students backup, archive, and safe-guard their work. Teaching them these critical skills now will help them be safer, more aware students and employees in an increasingly digital world.

Avoiding the Digital Version of "The Dog Ate My Homework" 

Do your students know how to back up their data from an iPad? Most likely not.

Consider taking a few minutes to walk your classes through the backup of one app a week, repeat once or twice, and empower the students to continue good backups regularly. Add "Export your project to Google Drive" as the publishing step before students finish a lesson. If you are regular user of a core app with your students, this should become part of the routine.

The infographic below outlines some of the key steps students can take to back up their work. It can be printed and posted in your classroom, media center, or added to a parent newsletter. In addition to the infographic, there is a series of short video tutorials that you can use for your own learning or even to share with your students (https://goo.gl/bDyftU). As always, your ITC team is ready and willing to help with this process or answer any questions you may have.

iPad Backup by mheilber