More Info on Guided Access
In my last post, I talked about turning off the home button in apps through guided access.
I have discovered other ways to use guided access so that my students' access to apps is limited by ME!
If you have guided access enabled (settings > accessibility > guided access ON, > set password) you can render parts of the screen off limits to your students.
To do this, open an app (I've been using this feature with My PlayHome), triple click your home button, and simply CIRCLE the parts of the screen you don't want to allow your student to use. Once in My Play Home, I want my students to stay in a room for a while. I simply circle the arrows on the screen, and press "start" in the top right corner of my IPad. My students then have to stay in the part of the app that I want without clicking randomly through the little play house! I have also disabled access to some of the family members so that kids can focus on just a few characters at a time.
I love the My PlayHome app! It's full of language for vocabulary, sentences, question building and answering. There is a free version which gives access to two rooms (kitchen and living room) and the paid version which is $4.99. You get access to a back yard, bathroom (complete with flushing toilet, how fun is that?), kids' bedroom and parents' bedroom.
Let me know how you have been using the guided access features!