iPad 2020


Eolas faoi leith do bhlianta éagsúla / Information particular to certain classes

Important - information for this year’s first year entrants 2020 - up to date as of June 2020 - iPad bhliain 1 2020_21

Blianta eile 2-5 Other years 2nd to 5th. (up to date as of 20th July 2020)

Bl 2 agus 3 : Má tá ipad ag do mhac cheana is féidir aon leabhair breise atá ag teastáil i mbliana a fháil ar an siopa wriggle.

Bl 4 agus 5 : Beidh ipad in úsáid ag daltaí i mbliain a 4 agus 5 i mbliana. Ach beidh an síntiús bainisteoireachta le Wriggle in éag anois, mar sin má theastaíonn uait go leanfaidh do mhac ag úsáid an iPad is gá síntiús nua a íoc. Ní bheidh cead ag daltaí ipad a úsáid ar scoil gan a bheith faoi bhainistíocht Wriggle. Tá na leabhair ar fáil chomh maith ón siopa Wriggle don Ardteist.

Tá rogha ann chomh maith do bhl 5 iPad nua a cheannach más mian leat, ach níl sé riachtanach.

Má tá aon fhadhb, dean teagmháil le Wriggle tríd a shuíomh idirlíon, tá an scoil dúnta faoi láthair. Tá neart eolais agus físeáin ar fáil ar shuíomh idirlíon Wriggle a fhreagróidh formhór bhur gceisteanna.

Some parents were looking for the code for the online Wriggle store to purchase this year’s school books. We have included the code and web address below, it should also be on the book list sent out by the school. Please note that ipads will be officially in use in 4th and 5th year this year, see below.

Bl 2 agus 3: If you have a son going into 2nd or 3rd year they may need some more books. These may be purchased on the wriggle online store.

Bl 4 agus 5: iPads will be used this year in these classes. However the Wriggle management licence will expire this summer and will need to be renewed on the online store. 4th year and 5th year Leaving Cert course books may also be purchased online. For 5th year, there is an option to buy a new iPad should you require one, this is not essential. Students will only be allowed to use their iPad in school if they are under the Wriggle management system, so if you want your son to continue using an ipad in school or if you want to opt in to the system, you must go to the Wriggle online store.

If you have any problems, please contact Wriggle via their website, the school is currently closed. There are a number of helpful videos and articles on the Wriggle website which will answer most questions.

School: Coláiste Eoin, Stillorgan
School Store Code: 66531155

Wriggle Site: https://www.wriggle.ie/OnlineStoreLogin

Key Dates and Important Information
Online Store Closes: 3rd June for first years it will be open all summer for other years
*Please note: A late fee of €50 will be charged on ALL orders placed after the store closing date. To avoid this cost, please order before the closing date listed above.


Up to date as of May 18th 2020

Parents often have questions and concerns about the introduction of mobile technology into the classroom and home learning environment. These questions are completely normal and can, in most cases, be answered quickly. Below you will find answers to the most common questions that we are asked in relation to ipads.

There is a bank of helpful videos from Wriggle here.

Please feel free to contact Wriggle for further information.

If you would like to submit a question to the school that wriggle cannot answer please use this form and we can add answers to the FAQ.

There is a choice between 32GB and 128GB iPads on the Wriggle website. Given that app downloads are restricted and eBooks/PDFs are generally small, is there any need to go for the 128GB iPad?

From wriggle: "We always give parents a choice as some wish to get the bigger size available. In my time working with Wriggle, I have not heard of a 32GB model reaching capacity so this would be more than sufficient for school use."

Can I opt in to iPads in second year if I'm not sure whether I want to join in first year?

Yes, but according to wriggle: " We would just need the parent to place the order direct with ourselves as there would not be a unique online store available to them. We would then configure the device as per their son's classmates in 2nd Year and ship out to the school configured. "

Also, bear in mind that in first year they will be learning a lot about the ipads and getting used to them, so someone starting in second year would have a lot to catch up on at a time when the academic workload would normally be increasing.

How often will the iPad be used in class and for homework tasks?

The iPad will be used wherever suitable as an accompaniment to traditional teaching methods. It will not replace pen and paper but be used alongside it, to enrich our commitment to productive learning technologies. At home, the use of iPads will vary between subjects, depending on relevance to homework tasks.

Are students able to load their own apps on the iPad?

Not with the current management methods. All apps and e-books are decided upon by the school and pushed out to the devices by Wriggle. If you feel there is an app you think would be beneficial please feel free to recommend one. This ensures that only educational apps are available to the student.

Who will monitor what apps each student is downloading and ensure that iPads are used appropriately?

The Department of Education internet connection, provided by HEANet, has a web filtering system will significantly limit unsuitable material from being accessed in school. Teaching staff will work to ensure iPad use is monitored in class time, teachers can also view the students iPad screen at any time during class to see if they are on task and lock iPads during class when they are not in use, however parents are responsible for monitoring websites visited in home time.

There are parental controls on each device that we activate, restricting the use of inappropriate apps to certain age groups. We also encourage parents to ensure iPads used around the house are limited to open areas where their use can be checked by parents.

For further control at home you might like to install an ikydz box available from Wriggle

Or setup Screentime on your son's ipad (see video on wriggle site here Under Screentime and Parental Restrictions)

Can my son use an iPad we have already purchased at home?

Yes, if it meets the requirements and you follow the checklist list out by wriggle. More info here.

Why use eBooks?

Not only do eBooks reduce the weight of the school bag, reading over electronic devices is becoming increasingly important. Most textbooks will be electronic and we are negotiating with the textbook publishers to reduce the cost and assist in a small way with iPad cost. A list of subject specialist apps will be made available to students with all of the download information. This year 2017/18 as far as possible a text book will come with the ebook in case students need the option.

Can we get a printed copy of the textbooks?

This year 2017/18 and from then on, as far as possible, a text book will come with the ebook in case students need the option. For previous years unfortunately this is not available as an option.

Can students use Facebook, Instagram, snapchat etc at school if they download the app?

For iPads pre 2017/18 those apps are forbidden and are either blocked by Wriggle completely or if they are downloaded a message Is sent automaticallly to the school. From 2017/18 all apps are uploaded by Wriggle and no unauthorised apps can be installed.

Will each iPad be password protected?

It is possible to put an access password on an iPad, and we enable that when the device is deployed. We recommend students use a password that is known to parents and kept in a safe place by parents.

Are iPads insured – what happens if they are damaged, stolen or lost either at school or outside of school?

The school insurance policy does not cover iPads. We recommend that all families purchase insurance through their personal insurance providers or the Wriggle scheme. Students should ensure that they take responsibility for their iPad and keep it in a safe, secure place when not in use.

Will the school backup the iPads of each student?

Students will be responsible for the maintenance of their own work and will be required to back up their devices regularly. Every iPad is configured to automatically backup to iCloud in the deployment and induction session. Backups can also be made by connecting the iPad to a home computer.

What happens to my child’s work if the iPad is damaged, stolen or lost?

All students using iPads are strongly encouraged to back up their own work and will be responsible for work that has not been backed up via iCloud.

Can I choose a different iPad or cover than those on the supplier site?

You are able to choose a different iPad or cover as you wish. The school discount will be provided pro rata to higher costs devices.

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