iPad - use personal account or make new one?

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  1. AnonyMS

    AnonyMS SpEd Para! BASE room aide! RTI Facilitator!

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    All teachers just got a brand new iPad 4. The biggest question so far has been: do we make a new iTunes account for our school-issued iPad, or do we use our personal account?

    I'm leaning towards making a new account but most people are tempted to use their personal account.

    What are the pros and cons of each? I simply like to keep my private stuff separate from my professional stuff. How does this all fit into the Open Records Act?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. mrachelle87

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    Good question..we -teachers- have a whole school account, but we don't have a password. So I used personal account so I could download the apps I already paid for our personal iPads and iPods. I didn't think about it.
     
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    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    If you get a new account, do you still have to supply your own credit card information? My biggest concern with any school-issued iPad is that you could be in some serious financial trouble if anyone got ahold of it and your CC information.
     
  5. AnonyMS

    AnonyMS SpEd Para! BASE room aide! RTI Facilitator!

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    Good point, Caesar. Personally, I don't plan on purchasing any apps; merely getting the free ones.

    However, I think iTunes does ask for your CC when you register, right?

    Funny - not sure how this is happening, but when I click on "App Store" on my school-issued iPad, my personal iTunes user name is now popping up, asking for my password. I wonder how it's linked? G-r-r-r...
     
  6. Ima Teacher

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    I set up the school one with a new account. You don't have to set up wi a credit card. Download a free app,,and it will take you through the registration steps for a free account.

    My home account is completely separate.
     
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    I think the school account should be separate.
     
  8. OneBerry

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    Last year I had a school iPad with a school account. I did not have to use a credit card to set up the account.
     

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