Incoming students will be given training opportunities before the school year starts with information on school policies and procedures. Our training program helps students get started with their iPads and includes downloading school apps and eBooks as well as lessons on digital citizenship. The training also provides practice with the workflow procedures necessary to turn in work electronically.
Students are required to bring their iPads to school fully charged. The best practice is to plug the iPad every evening so the device is fully-charged the next morning. Due to high power requirements, using the charger that came with the device is the quickest way to recharge the iPad.
iPad Case and Accessories
Students are required to provide a case for their iPad. In selecting a case, the two important elements are: (1) protection for the screen and (2) impact protection at the corners.
Accessories may be needed depending on the class and the needs of the student. The three most common accessories are headphones, a stylus and a Bluetooth keyboard. This equipment should be considered but not required.
iPad Proper Care and Handling
As with any electronic device of this type, there are several key concepts that should be followed to extend the life of the device:
- Keep away from liquids and out of direct sunlight.
- While in public, keep the iPad out of plain sight.
- Never leave the device unattended.
- Avoid placing the screen against objects with hard or sharp corners, especially in a backpack.
- Use a soft cloth, such as a microfiber cloth, when cleaning the screen.