Today brings part two in our series of tips for getting started with integrating an iPad your teaching. While part one of the series began with the advise to use a personal, non-ISP based email address for your Apple ID, today’s tip continues with initial setup.
Choosing a strong password is import when setting up anything that requires a minimum level of security. When the possibility of accruing a (possibly huge) bill looms, a strong password becomes essential.
A strong password should not be obvious, no matter how well an individual knows you. If a person could possibly guess your password based on what he or she knows of you, it is not a good choice. Put simply, avoid using things like your child’s name, your birthday or your favorite color as your password.
Strong passwords are completely random or psuedo-random strings of numbers, symbols and upper and lower case characters. An example of a random password might be:
An example of a psuedo-random password, based on a (made up) birthday of 07/13/56 and child’s name of Douglas, might be:
Got any additional tips you’d like to leave for fellow educators new to the world of iPad’s? Let us know in the comments below.