We love our Android tablets. So many uses in our district for our 500+ and counting devices. From our Maintenance Department using Samsung Galaxy 10s for their ticketing system to using Nexus 7s to assess students in reading, we use them regularly. The largest issue with these is management. How do you lock down the Play Store so students (or teachers) cannot download whatever. How can you do a device wide inventory? How can you push content or apps to a device? Lots of tough questions to answer before wanting to go full into a 1:1 or large scale deployment. We use Meraki’s free mobile device management software to do some of that, but not all. We continue to look for something though.
So I found Tab Pilot. Right off the bat, I will say this is NOT a free product. You can demo up to two devices free, but to use it on a large scale you pay a $50 per device fee. This gets you a license to use forever, which you can transfer to new machines. I am going to go ahead and try the free test, and then report back what we find.