Components required: iPad, Apple certified iPad block, cable, case/screen
iPad MUST have at least a 20% charge
If the charge is under 20%, you will step aside to complete this task during the turn in process.
Passcode must be ALL ZEROS.
If this needs to be done, you will step aside to complete this task during the turn in process.
iPad is to be powered on, at the home screen
If the iPad is powered off, you will step aside to complete this task during the turn in process.
Patience, Patience, Patience – plan for 10+ minutes – there is paperwork!
You **MUST** turn the iPad in yourself. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Turn in ONLY to Mrs. Andrews or Mr. Rule in the ARC.
–> YOU <– must turn in your own iPad.
not a friend
not a sibling
not a parent
not a relative
not a stranger
TIMELINE FOR SENIOR iPAD TURN IN
IPAD TURN IN STARTS MONDAY 4/19/21 AND ENDS ON 4/22/21 UNLESS AN EMAIL HAS BEEN SENT.
ALL exceptions must be coordinated with Mrs. Andrews
Come to the ARC. The only individuals to check in senior iPads are Mrs. Andrews and Mr. Rule. We are expecting the senior to come with his/her iPad – no siblings, no parents, no friends, just Seniors! (NO EXCEPTIONS)
By the end of the day on 4/22/21, all seniors have either turned in their iPad/components to an individual in the ARC – OR – there is an email to firstname.lastname@example.org about the return date.
Here is some general advice on figuring out why your devices aren’t working well at home – in no particular order.
One of the first things to do is to check your connection with the outside world. A handy website: www.speedtest.net Anytime your connection seems wonky, fire up a web browser, surf to this site, and click the go button. After the test, you’ll have three numbers:
PING measures how long it takes a “Are you there?” message to travel between your machine and a distant server. A longer PING time, or much slower upload/download speeds than normal, indicates a problem with your connection to the outside world.
If there is a problem – the only thing YOU have control over is your router. Try rebooting it [turn it on/off – sometimes the only way is to unplug it.] The router plugs into the Cox cable connection .
If you have an OS update pending, get it installed. It is generally best to start the update at night – some of these can take a good long while.
When things aren’t working well, check network connectivity with multiple devices. If only one device is wonky, then you know it’s the device. If all of them, then you know it’s either the router, the connection, or the problem is upstream from you.
Cox Support has an automated tool you can access – call up the tech support number, select cox internet, residential… and somewhere in that phone tree is an option to automatically test the line. That’s a good way to test your connection as well – can the Cox network see your router?
In terms of wireless setup, there are some other things to note:
These are changes that would be made on your wireless router. How you get into these settings will change from router to router, and I cannot help you there. You can look up online how to access settings for your particular model router, though.
If your wireless settings have both 2.4GHz and 5 GHz radios, try turning the 2.4Ghz band OFF unless you have an older device in the house that ONLY has that type of radio. [Robot vacuums, for example – or really old iPads].
There might be some places in the router where you can look for an open channel – you want your router to transmit on a channel that no one nearby is using. Interference from a neighbor can cause all sorts of network wonkiness.
Elevate your router – keep it off the floor, if that’s possible.
PowerSchool should load and log you into your account.
Find the apple icon (picture) on the left and tap on it to find a list of your classes.
Find the class you need and tap on “Go to class” in blue on the right side of the screen.
Go to the homework area – this may vary by teacher, but is found on the left side of the screen.
Find your specific assignment. Tap on it to open.
See the worksheet on the screen? Look at the bottom right of the screen. You will see a square with an arrow pointing straight up. You will see it later on, but the box part will be larger. This is the SHARE icon. Tap on it to share this document with Notability.
Tap on the Notability icon –
Create a NEW NOTE.
Find Note Title on the screen and tap on it. Change the name of this document to a good name for this file – something so you know how to find it in Notability.
Click the blue DONE button on the right side of the keyboard.
Click on BACK (found at the upper left).
You have prepared the document to go to Notability. Tap Import on the upper right of the screen. You will see the comment “1 file sent to Notability”. Click Done.
Go to Notability, open the folder for your class. Find the file, open the file and you can then write or type the information on the screen. Continue to work until your assignment is complete. When the assignment is complete, continue to the next steps.
WOW! Your assignment is done!!
You are in
and your Assignment is open (you can see the work you completed).
Be sure your assignment is open.
Look at the upper left. Find that box with the arrow pointing straight up out of the box. Remember that is the share icon–only the box is larger. Tap on this icon.
Tap on email.
Format should be PDF (top line of this screen).
Enter your teacher’s email address in the To: section of the email – you may see her name pop up as you start to type and you can just tap on it.
Click on the blue circle with white arrow in the upper right corner of this screen to send an email to the teacher.
Email with assignment SENT!
Remember that your completed assignment is under the folder with the class name if you need to look at it.
Changing the file name is very important in locating your work to study for a test.