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iPad Battery Checkout

Recharge your iPad on the go

If you are tired of being stressed out because you forgot to charge your iPad last night like you were supposed to – swing by the ARC and pick up a battery.

We have a limited number of batteries available for checkout.

Available in the ARC – but there are a few things you have to take care of

The Procedure:

  1. Fill out the form at the counter in the ARC
  2. Leave some collateral with Mrs. Andrews [cell phone, keys, etc]. Note that your younger sibling is NOT acceptable collateral!
  3. Mrs. Andrews will hand the battery to you. It will charge your iPad twice over – but that takes several hours!
  4. When done with it, hand it to MRS. ANDREWS. DEADLINE: Before Flex.

NOTE: You will be responsible for any damage to the battery or cable – EVEN IF SOMEONE ELSE DID IT.

The Form. Each battery has a number on it.

Notability and iCloud

The newest versions of Notability automatically stash your Notes in iCloud – which is nice UNTIL something goes awry.

THE SYMPTOM:

Notability is as slow as Christmas, and you see the “I’m-working-on-it-spinning-icon” more often than not.

We’ve also seen where Notability was trying to bring back notes from LAST YEAR which were not needed [nor appreciated].

WHAT’S HAPPENING:

Notability has offloaded some of your notes in iCloud, and is having trouble fetching them back.

HOW TO FIX IT:

FIRST: Make absolutely sure your notes are backed up to Google Drive. If you haven’t organized them using Subjects and Dividers, now is a REAL good time to set that up. It will save TONS of time later.

SECOND: In Notability, go into Settings –> iCloud. Turn it OFF.

WARNING:

You very well might see some of your notes, dividers, and subjects disappear. If that happens, setup the notes and dividers again manually, and then download the missing material from Google Drive.

Sadlier Connect problems

If you are one of the “lucky” students who have a Sadlier assignment not loading on your iPad, please help out MDS Tech –  try the things listed below, and send an email to Mr. Rule or to Tech letting us know what worked and what didn’t.

This will help us research the problem. We’re working with Tech support to see if we can figure out what the solution is.

DO THIS ON A HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT, not a test – because you are going to be loading it in multiple times. Let’s avoid as many headaches as possible!

• According to Sadlier tech support, try ROTATING your iPad to see if it will display the page correctly. Also, try pinching in/out [zooming in and out] – sometimes that will work.

• If the assignment won’t load at school, try to load it at home. Does that make a difference?

• Swipe out of all your apps, shutdown the iPad. Wait 20 seconds. Start it back up. Reload the assignment. Any difference?

• You have THREE browsers on your iPad – Chrome, Safari, Firefox. Once an assignment won’t load, try to load it right then in the other 2 browsers.

•Pick a browser. Clear the cache, then try to load the assignment again.

Safari: Settings –> Safari –> Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the right side and select “Clear History and Website Data”

Chrome:  Click the three dots icon at top right. Select Browsing History. At the bottom, click “CLEAR BROWSING DATA”. Make sure there are checkmarks on “Browsing History, “Cookies, Site Data” and “Cached Images and Files”. Click the Clear Browsing History button at the bottom.

Firefox: Click the “hamburger menu” – the 3 horizontal parallel lines at the top right. Select Settings –>  Clear Private Data . Turn all sliders on [blue], and click Clear Private Data.