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Ipads And Kids..

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Pete Brindle

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Because we're a teaching organisation, one of the things that we like to do is to set work for the children to do outside of their lessons with us. We are trying to think of new ways to do this other than pen and paper, and have started thinking about a mobile/tablet app that we could build that include the tasks for each standard of pupil. In theory we'd like their answers to be fed back to us to some kind of main system.. but anyway we will hire designers for that side of things.

The main question I have is do you think that all children would have access to this type of software? If we make it available on iPad, iPhone and Android, will this be extensive enough to mean that children can access it? And if not, then would an iPad or two in the social areas of the centre (which the children would sign out, keep for an hour, and then return whilst remaining in the building) be enough to catch those that don't already own one?

It seems to be the ideal solution but obviously this will only be the case if all kids can have access.
 
Scottish Business Owner

Scottish Business Owner

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I think that sounds like a brilliant idea. I think if people can afford to pay you for their children to have music lessons then I think it's a fair assumption that they are likely to have some sort of tablet. I would think it would be a high percentage at least.

I think having a couple in the studio is also a great call as it picks up anyone who maybe doesn't have one as well. At the end of the days these tablets are fairly cheap these days and I think most people would see the added value they provide.

Good luck with it :)
 
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Pete Brindle

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I think that sounds like a brilliant idea. I think if people can afford to pay you for their children to have music lessons then I think it's a fair assumption that they are likely to have some sort of tablet. I would think it would be a high percentage at least.

I think having a couple in the studio is also a great call as it picks up anyone who maybe doesn't have one as well. At the end of the days these tablets are fairly cheap these days and I think most people would see the added value they provide.

Good luck with it :)
Thanks, I would have thought so. I'd have to make sure the studio ones were used for the purpose they're meant for only. I'll probably send a questionnaire out to parents in the near future to enquire anyway. The last thing I want is to make them feel as though they have to go buying expensive things. We work quite closely with a charity who fund some lessons for kids so it's unlikely they'd all have tablets as they can't necessarily afford their own lessons.
 
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Gemma Rowlands

Gemma Rowlands

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Brilliant idea, and it means that none of the kids would have to be left out from any of the tasks, and you wouldn't have to refrain from using technology to set tasks. As long as you're sure that your profits would allow for something like this, of course.
 
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Pete Brindle

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Brilliant idea, and it means that none of the kids would have to be left out from any of the tasks, and you wouldn't have to refrain from using technology to set tasks. As long as you're sure that your profits would allow for something like this, of course.
I am working under the assumption that I can get the cheapest spec possible, because our app will work on pretty much anything. I also assume that these things are going to last us for years, and also that I could sell them on again when I upgrade the equipment. I have put a questionnaire together to put the feelers out amongst parents, so I just have to wait and see what they say!
 

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