iPAD

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HOW TO UPDATE YOUR IOS – February 2016 Directions

iPad Responsible Use -- Important Dos and Donts

As a student, you have signed a Responsible Use Policy. What does that mean practically? Read how you are expected to take care of your iPad

1. When you arrive at school, your iPad must be fully charged and ready to use in class. Leave your power adapter at home.
2. Caring for it at school

  • Do not lay on floor, leave in your car, leave unattended in PE class, do not let others borrow your iPad.
  • Don’t put your friends in a situation where you’re pressuring them to use their iPad.
  • Carry the iPad carefully in your arms and don’t stack books or items on top of it!
  • Do not stuff in a book bag with heavy things on top of it. !

3. The cafeteria and masses WILL BE A NO-iPad Zone. iPads will be locked up in your teacher’s classroom if it’s a split class, otherwise it should be locked up in your locker.
4. Don’t take your iPads to your sports locker for after school practice or events. You may lock it up during PE class during the day. We have already found many lockers left unlocked so remember it is YOUR responsibility to keep them locked at all time.
5. If you find an iPad left unattended, turn it in immediately to either a staff member or the main office! If you are the student that left your iPad unattended, you will be contacted and appropriate actions will be decided.
6. Synching to iTunes - NEVER do this because a home iTunes account does not match the account on the iPad. It will completely reset your iPad! It will violate the RUP.
7. If inappropriate music or photos are found on your iPad, consequences will occur. (Wallpaper can be changed, if it is appropriate.)

8. The iPad apps and settings MAY NOT be altered. There is management software installed on each iPad and the tech dept. will receive notification if settings are changed.
This pertains especially to the VShare app.
There is zero tolerance for altering or deleting settings. A student will attend Fri. night detention if your iPad and apps are altered.
9. Remember that the Otterbox covers MAY NOT be removed for any reason. Contact the tech dept. if there is an issue with the cover! (Class of 2015: This does not pertain to you).
10. Do not try too many times to enter a forgotten passcode! Passcodes may be used on your device but  with these warnings! Don’t attempt to hack anyone else’s passcode. Don't attempt to enter forgotten passcodes too many time or the iPad gets disabled. Contact the tech staff immediately if a passcode is forgotten. It is better to reset the passcode before your iPad gets disabled.

How can I access my Kindle books on the iPad?

All student's iPads have the Kindle app installed. To use it, create your own personal Amazon account and install books via that account.

Will students requiring a graphing or scientific calculator be allowed to download the iPad app instead?

This decision is to be made by the math teachers. Please check with your math teacher to see what they suggest. A calculator app is installed if your teacher allows it's use.

Can you print straight from the ipad to the printer?

This support site https://discussions.apple.com will give you several options to try with your iPad.
BCHS has printers in the building that can be used by students to print items.
Documents can be printed in the CLC (library) or emailed to a teacher for printing.

I started a document in .pages on my iPad. How can I finish it at home on my PC.

 Email your document to yourself. When you email it, you'll have the option to do so as a .ppt or .doc

Will our students be allowed to purchase novels on their ipads for their classes?

Students may purchase novels through the iBook app store if they have an Apple ID set up.

To purchase a book:

1. Set up your iPad with your Apple ID: Go to the 'Settings' icon, and in the left column, click 'Store'. There you will have a chance to enter your student's/family's Apple ID.

2. After this is setup, go to the iBooks app. On the top left, is a button 'Store'. This will take you into the store where you can purchase a book.

3. Novels can be downloaded through the Kindle app also.

I cannot get the iCloud account set up.

To create your iCloud account you MUST use your BCHS email AND your school password!

If you are experiencing problems, please contact Mrs. Homan.

How to Backup Your iPad content

It is very important that you backup your documents OFTEN or work can be lost!

To perform the backup, each student needs to create an iCloud account. Your BCHS email AND your school password MUST be used to create this account.

The following documents won't backup/will be lost unless you email them to yourself or place them in Dropbox:

  1. All files in the Adobe Acrobat app
  2. Flashcards made via Flashcardlet
  3. Documents in Educreations, unless you have logged in to a account in these apps
  4. Occasionally, we've found some .pages documents are lost even though backed up to iCloud. If you have a very important document or project, email it to yourself just to be sure.

EMAIL these listed above to yourself or PLACE THEM IN DROPBOX.

What to do when a passcode blocks opening your iPad

Don't make more than 3 tries to enter the correct passcode, or your iPad may be totally disabled, and you may loose data.

1. If you are at school, and your iPad asks for a passcode, but you don't have one or can't remember it, come immediately to the Trojan Tech Counter. If the iPad is connected to the WiFi, there is a command that can remove the passcode.

2. If the student tries to enter a passcode too many times, the iPad is totally disabled and must be restored. This could result in the student losing all data saved on the iPad.

iPad Responsible Use -- Important Dos and Donts

As a student, you have signed a Responsible Use Policy. What does that mean practically? Read how you are expected to take care of your iPad

1. When you arrive at school, your iPad must be fully charged and ready to use in class. Leave your power adapter at home.
2. Caring for it at school

  • Do not lay on floor, leave in your car, leave unattended in PE class, do not let others borrow your iPad.
  • Don’t put your friends in a situation where you’re pressuring them to use their iPad.
  • Carry the iPad carefully in your arms and don’t stack books or items on top of it!
  • Do not stuff in a book bag with heavy things on top of it. !

3. The cafeteria and masses WILL BE A NO-iPad Zone. iPads will be locked up in your teacher’s classroom if it’s a split class, otherwise it should be locked up in your locker.
4. Don’t take your iPads to your sports locker for after school practice or events. You may lock it up during PE class during the day. We have already found many lockers left unlocked so remember it is YOUR responsibility to keep them locked at all time.
5. If you find an iPad left unattended, turn it in immediately to either a staff member or the main office! If you are the student that left your iPad unattended, you will be contacted and appropriate actions will be decided.
6. Synching to iTunes - NEVER do this because a home iTunes account does not match the account on the iPad. It will completely reset your iPad! It will violate the RUP.
7. If inappropriate music or photos are found on your iPad, consequences will occur. (Wallpaper can be changed, if it is appropriate.)

8. The iPad apps and settings MAY NOT be altered. There is management software installed on each iPad and the tech dept. will receive notification if settings are changed.
This pertains especially to the VShare app.
There is zero tolerance for altering or deleting settings. A student will attend Fri. night detention if your iPad and apps are altered.
9. Remember that the Otterbox covers MAY NOT be removed for any reason. Contact the tech dept. if there is an issue with the cover! (Class of 2015: This does not pertain to you).
10. Do not try too many times to enter a forgotten passcode! Passcodes may be used on your device but  with these warnings! Don’t attempt to hack anyone else’s passcode. Don't attempt to enter forgotten passcodes too many time or the iPad gets disabled. Contact the tech staff immediately if a passcode is forgotten. It is better to reset the passcode before your iPad gets disabled.

How to Update your iOS

I have a grayed out app icon or it doesn't update. What do I do?

In the fall 2016, Filewave and Apple had some issues affecting them both.  Because of that, you could have an app icon that's greyed out or won't update.

Here is what to do:

  1. Turn the iPad off and on again.
  2. Open the Filewave App Portal on the iPad and select the app to reload it
  3. It will start downloading within about two minutes

If you need more help, visit the Tech Counter.

How do I set my 'Find My iPad' so it can be located when lost?

To activate the 'Find My iPad' feature, so your lost iPad can be easily found, do the following:

  1. Sign into your iCloud Account
  2. Go to Settings>>iCloud.
  3. Make sure that Find My iPad is turned ON.

This will allow you to narrow down the location as well as have a sound or message appear on the iPad.

Did you find an iPad? 
All iPads that are found should be turned into the Main Office as the main collecting point of lost iPads.

How can I screen record on my iPad?

Open Quicktime Player. Go to File > New Movie Recording > then next to the red record button.
Click on the downward arrow > choose iPad. This will then allow you to record your work on the iPad if you so desire.

What do I do if my iPad is broken?

Go to the Trojan Technology Center in the cafeteria for help with broken/inoperable iPads.

If your iPad needs repair:

  • All families have insurance as part of their technology fee. The insurance is by device and covers drops or falls, electrical surges, and part damage.
  • This insurance gives significant discount to deductibles per damage incident on the iPad.
  • If it is determined that the iPad cannot be fixed, the family will be charged a $450 replacement fee for a new iPad.

See the Technology Reasonable Use Policy for repair prices and other information.

--Updated Aug 2015

 

What do I do if I can't find my iPad?

First:

Contact your SRT teacher or the office to report the loss.

Confirmed Missing (Lost or Stolen):

If the BCHS iPad was stolen in the BCHS building,  insurance through Bishop Chatard will cover your loss.

If a BCHS iPad is confirmed lost or stolen outside the BCHS building, the student’s family is responsible for filing the appropriate insurance claim with their personal insurance company as soon as possible.

You  will need to file a police report in case of theft, vandalism, and other acts covered by insurance and inform the student’s SRT teacher and the School Office.

If the iPad is to be replaced through BCHS, the family will be charged a $400 replacement fee thru the bookstore for the lost or stolen iPad.

There is a 'Find My iPad' locator service accessed through your iCloud account. 
Taken in part from the 'Acceptable Use Policy'.

 

How can I add an icon for my favorite website to my iPad?

This is very simple.

1. Go to the Safari icon in your dock and open the website you want to make the icon for.

2. At the very top of the page, left of  the url (website address), tap the box with the arrow on it.

3. You'll then see an option 'Add to Home Screen'.

4. Press that, title your icon and your website now has an icon of its own on your iPad.

 

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Tip: Add an icon to the Trojan Talk or your teacher's websites to your iPad to find them easily.

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Can I use a keyboard with my iPad?

Yes,  you can purchase a bluetooth keyboard for use with your iPad. This would be your family's purchase.

Remember: The official BCHS iPad cover needs to be on your iPad at all times.

What is the best practice to keep my iPad battery charged?

To extend the life of your battery and the length of time it holds a charge, perform the following about once per month:

Step One: Use your iPad until its battery is drained and it turns itself off.

Step Two: Recharge the battery without any interruptions until it is fully charged to 100%.

Step Three: Then, reset the device by holding the Sleep/Wake button at the top and the Home button at the bottom until you see the Apple logo then release. You can ignore the “Swipe to Power Off” option.