Joe here, the guy that works in an elementary school.
Our school uses Windows Computers and iPads in 2 different ways –
a.) to help kids academically build their vocabulary and other foundation skills in math and writing, and
b.) as a reward and ‘fun’ activity, with lots of freedom to surf or open any games/programs that interest them.
Needless to say, the kids much prefer option b, and will almost always ‘skip’ the academic programs in favor of the more fun, less educational games, even when instructed not to do so.
I was wondering if there are any ways to set our computers up – both Windows-based and iPad, to restrict their usage for a designated time period (say 20 minutes), to ONLY the educational game they are instructed to play, and then at the end of that time, open their access to the entire machine ?
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.