Guest Post by Rachel Madel
Stuck in a technology tug-of-war with your students? I felt the same way. I realized the enormous power of utilizing technology for educational purposes, but I struggled when children became so fixated on a screen that it turned from education tool to education roadblock. That was before I realized the power of a little-known hack called “Guided Access” that restricts a child to a particular app within the iPad for a pre-determined amount of time. No longer are the days where students are bouncing around impulsively from app to app, you can quickly take back the control in your classroom.
In the video below I show you how to enable “Guided Access” on your iOS device so that children can focus on one application at a time and there are less meltdowns when it’s time to put the iPad to sleep.
According to Apple:
Guided Access helps you to stay focused on a task while using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Guided Access limits your device to a single app and lets you control which app features are available.
You can use Guided Access to:
- Temporarily restrict your iOS device to a single app
- Disable areas of the screen that aren’t relevant to a task, or areas where an accidental gesture might cause a distraction
- Disable the hardware buttons
- Take charge of the content during your child's screentime
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