Ipad setup for Homeschool Teaching

I might be the first Homeschool Teacher chatting in this forum 🤗. Hello All! A quick background because it will help to understand why I’m asking what I’m asking. My daughter is 14, with multiple disabilities, and she is a tech wiz. She has her own ipad and Apple ID. I have my own ipad and Apple ID.

What I’m trying to do is set up a new ipad that will be used strictly for school only and have only the Apps/Programs that we use for school on the ipad and reduce the distractions of other things. How should I set up the new ipad? With a new Apple ID that I create for our “Homeschool” use only and use the accessibility features to restrict other apps? Or is there any easier way to do this?

4 replies

October 13, 2022

Hi, LC143! With parental controls you can set content restrictions and more. Checkout Use parental controls on your child's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It's an Apple Support article and it offers instructions on a variety of ways you can restrict your iPad uses. I hope this helps, and I hope other Homeschool Teachers join the conversation 😊.

October 14, 2022

This support article is very helpful in describing the content and privacy options under Screen Time. Screen Time also offers Downtime, App Limits, Communication Limits, and Always Allowed options.

No separate Apple ID needed. And when connected to Family Sharing, you can set up and manage your child’s device remotely.

October 18, 2022

If I was doing something like that for my child, I think the way you suggest would be the easiest. There are many ways you could go about doing all of this, but for one iPad I believe you have the right idea.

You might also consider using the Apple Classroom app which will give you some control of the "homeschool" iPad. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/classroom/id1358883623?mt=12

October 22, 2022

I would look at the new focus options - you could create one just for learning time.

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