East Lothian Council are currently not prepared to allow kids or staff to connect any personal device such as mobile phones or USB drives to any networked pc.
We were planning on using Livecode and Android SDK to allow youngsters to build apps for their smartphones.
Unfortunately the council policy will mean installing apps on phones will need to be carried out on a stand alone pc(at additional cost as we don’t have any). Pupils will also need ELC approved USB storage devices(another additional cost) to move their software from networked pc’s to the stand alone. In my opinion we are going back in time here and throwing money away.
We are proposing to bring Computing Studies to youngsters which is not only in harmony with CfE but engages kids by utilising the technology which they already embrace.
It’s very frustrating to say the least.