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Guided Access
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Apple’s iSO operating system provides with a great feature that all educators should know about when using tablets for instruction. Students can easily get distracted with all the apps that may be on their classroom tablet and often find their way to applications that are not apart of the current lesson. This is a common problem amongst elementary grade levels. Guided access allows you to open an application and limit your learners to that app. It also allows you to turn on touch and orientation flip options.

To turn on the feature go to general settings under your iPad settings and then tap on accessibility, you will find guided access under the learning heading. You can also set a passcode that will be entered to turn off the feature. Once you open up the app you desire your students to work in, you then hit the home button three times, and the guided access panel will open up around your app.


Robert Heubach Robert Heubach
Rober Heubach is the Creative Director for the Institute of Innovative Community Learning at the University West Florida. He has been currently working in classrooms as a technology consultant and experimenting with various new apps in instruction. Read more about Robert Heubach and the rest of the Class With Apps Team.

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