Using Locly Sandbox with iBeacon & iPads in Education
Download our app from the Apple App Store and use it with your Locly Sandbox account and iBeacon devices to deliver digital content in the here and now.
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Using the Locly Sandbox app with iBeacon devices you can show the right content, in the right place and at the right time. There are so many potential applications, here are just a few:
Link different content to a number of different beacons.
Enrich physical displays with video, audio & widgets.
Deliver snippets of content at busy locations in your school.
Link beacons together to create a trail, tour or treasure hunt.
The Locly Sandbox app and iBeacon are successfully being used to engage all students at the same time, and in the same classroom. Students explore the space with their iPads to discover digital content and complete challenges set by different beacon devices at their own pace.
With the Locly Sandbox app you can deliver alerts to the right person at the right time. From the Locly Sandbox CMS you can set notifications to either be triggered automatically by a beacon device, or manually sent to all devices, wherever they may be. Example uses for notifications are:
Send welcome notifications and daily notices for students and parents.
Great for pinning your digital content to notice boards e.g. sports/after school clubs.
Send information to everyone when they’re together in one place.
Download our app from the App Store to use it with your Sandbox account. The app is optimised for iPad 3 and above, however it has an inbuilt in QR code scanner for older devices.
Photos, diagrams, audio files, videos, keynote presentations, 3D models, HTML 5 widgets…we’ve made it super easy for you to upload all your favourite content.
With the Locly Sandbox iOS app users need to login to see content, which keeps everything safe. It also means that you can control who can create, edit, publish and view app content.
Use polls, treasure hunts and interactive widgets like puzzles and games to challenge and stimulate students. Locly Sandbox supports most widget types including Bookry widgets.
Create groups on Locly Sandbox or link to your Google account to use your existing group structures. Use the feature to let students create and edit their own content and control visibility.
You don't need to use physical iBeacon devices with Locly Sandbox (you can also use your iPad as a beacon) - but if you do, we've made it very easy to set them up online or via the app itself.
With just a couple of taps you can turn any iPad into a beacon and share content with other iPads that are nearby e.g. a student next to you, a classroom of students, or an entire school in the assembly hall.
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Choose exactly who sees what where and when. There are a number of ways to do this: by using 'groups' or by scheduling visibility by date and time.
You can pin different content to the same beacons e.g. a beacon in the main corridor can be used for sports news, welcome notifications and as part of your Year 9 science treasure hunt!
You can create content easily in multiple languages under ‘manage languages’. The student can switch between languages from a dropdown in the app.
For the slightly more adventurous there’s an option to play with the Locly Sandbox SDK and Raspberry Pi to experiment with beacons and physical things.
Imagine an interactive prospectus that can deliver school information, up-to-the-minute news and offer one-to-one messaging for teachers and parents... that’s a Locly Mobile app for parents:
Locly Sandbox has a growing network of education partners and professionals. These experts can help you understand and deploy iBeacon in your school, and assist you with creating content, training staff and setting up your beacon devices.
Locly Sandbox is being used by museums and galleries to create interactive iPad content for school visits. Existing digital educational content - such as worksheets, pdfs and presentations can easily be placed into a Locly Sandbox app for students to discover on their iPads when they are onsite, bringing a new level of engagement to their visit.contact us for more details
Grab our app from the Apple App Store and contact us for your Locly Sandbox login. You're then ready to start creating your content.
Create content online or via the app itself. Add images, videos, files (pdf, keynote etc.) web links (Google Forms) and even link to other apps.
If you're using beacon devices, simply link them to your content so that it can be viewed on the iPad by any student nearby.