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A Simplified Classroom with LDAP and PowerSchool Automation

Automating Apple device rollouts in education is easier than you think. In today’s session, Robert Brown, Director of Technology at Foxcroft Academy, shared how an automated method of pulling student, teacher and class data from PowerSchool, and syncing it with both LDAP and Jamf, is instrumental to the success of the 1-to-1 iPad program at Foxcroft.

Brown closed out the session with a few tips on recovering lost or stolen iPads. School devices are configured with a prompt for a guest login and password. If a device is stolen and the thief attempts to use the guest log in and password, the device is automatically placed in a Smart Group and Brown can collect their IP address and location. “It’s helped us recover quite a few devices,” Brown said.