Back To School: ‘Pigeonholes’ iPad App For Distributing Documents In The Classroom
August 9, 2012 3 Comments
More and more students from grade school to college are using iPads as a classroom tool. For some, the initial reaction to iPads was that they’re shiny toys suitable for watching movies and playing games. With the rise of e-books and educational apps, schools all over the world are making the curriculum more interactive, saving money and preserving the environment.
We developed an app called Pigeonholes, suitable for distributing documents, PDFs, JPEGs, .MOVs, and any other type of file an instructor may want to use to enhance the lesson. One click, and the document syncs to all the iPads in the field. You can set up distribution lists so that 1st period and 4th period receive different assortments of material.
Say hello to these benefits:
No more long lines at the copy machine. When I was in high school, a delayed appearance by a teacher usually meant he/she was waiting to use the ONE copier in the teachers’ office and would soon deliver us a heavy paper packet guaranteed to devour our weekend. Save a few dozen trees and send assignments out with a simple drag-and-drop on your desktop.
Take some weight out of the students’ backpacks. The heft of a student’s backpack is not just part of a character-building exercise as they walk 5 miles uphill to school in the snow. There are significant health risks to carrying so many books every day. Give ‘em a break and digitize that material.
Students who are absent will still receive their homework assignments and stay caught up. It’s also very doubtful the dog will eat their iPad.
Short movies/films can now be watched outside of class, preserving class time for discussion and interpretation.
Your school will save money purchasing e-books instead of paper versions – they are almost always cheaper.
Call (800) 835-3200 and we’ll help you get your school or university set up with Pigeonholes for iPad. You can check out a free demo with sample documents here.