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About Tom Rule

A Vagabond Renaissance Man who is living proof that God has a sense of humor.

IOS 11 is here…but wait!

IOS11 is here – but hang on a second before you update your school iPad.

Here are some things to think about:

  1. Not everyone can update. Check Settings —> Software Update to see if you can.
  2. Students cannot update at school, only at home. It’s a network thing.
  3. It’s a ONE WAY street. Once you move your iPad to IOS11, there’s no going back.
  4. It’s going to take a while – I’ve seen reports that say it will take anywhere from a half-hour to several hours. It all depends!
  5. Some Apps will no longer work. For MDS the core standard apps will all work under IOS 11. To check the apps that won’t BEFORE you upgrade go to
    Settings —> About —> Applications,
    and look at the list.
  6. If you need some nonworking apps removed from your iPad, send an email to Mr. Rule with the list.

WANT TO KNOW MORE BEFORE YOU DECIDE?

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/ios-11-iphone-best-features-how-to-download-and-more/

Using MackinVIA for Research

You can open a book in MackinVIA and take notes while inside the app. Here are the details:

FIRST, CHECKOUT AND OPEN THE BOOK

  • If you have not checked the book out, do so! Find the book and click the Checkout button.
  • Then, click on the green backpack on the upper right next to “Welcome, [your name]”.
  • Click on Checkouts.
  • Click on Download.  This step makes the book “yours” so you can highlight needed material.  
  • Open the book by clicking on the Title or the book icon (to the left of the title).

NOW THAT THE BOOK IS OPEN, YOU ARE READY TO CAPTURE TEXT FOR REFERENCE IN A PAPER.

RECAP:

  • Check out the book. DONE!
  • Download the book to your iPad. DONE!
  • Open the book.  DONE!
  • NOW TO TAKE SOME NOTES!

OVERVIEW  

  • Highlight text you wish to use
  • Add to “My Notebook” for future reference
  • Move contents of My Notebook to Notability for printing, to send to teacher, etc.

 

We STRONGLY SUGGEST you practice using My Notebook to capture specific text and page numbers to use in paper. Here’s how:

    1. Open the book and move past the title page and table of contents to access a chapter of text.
    2. Click and hold a word until the word turns blue with a red border and a command line above the word selected.
    3. Use the red dots to select as much text as you want.  
    4. Click on Add Note
    5. You are given a chance to type in a note – there’s no cursor, so just start typing.
    6. When through, tap the “close keyboard” button on bottom right of the iPad keyboard.  This pulls the keyboard down so you can….
    7. Tap save

Now to make sure it worked:

    1. Look under the notebook icon (upper right) and you will see the highlighted text that would be referenced in your paper, the date added to the notebook, with the page number.
    2. You can Edit and delete any reference you want.  The highlight will disappear and so will the information found in My Notebook.
    3. Take a screenshot and insert in Notability if you teacher needs to see progress or you want a hard copy to use.

Can’t find the book you checked out? See the graphic and narrative below for help!


 

 

Clicking your name at the top of the screen gets you these options.  Click on Checkouts to see the material you checked out.

 


Other tidbits that may help:

 

  • Open Now = there are a practically unlimited number of copies available.
  • Add to Favorites = there is a favorites list available. Click your name at the top of the screen to get to your list.
  • Checkout = there are a limited number of copies available, similar to the way physical books work.

 

  • Two additional buttons appear after a book is checked out: Return and Renew