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  • AppleID - Are you signed in? - If you are NOT signed in to your iCloud/AppleID account, then Find My iPad will NOT work. This might not seem like a big deal now, but will be when

  • iPad App Portal - New to the ipads this year is the App Portal, a place where students can download a selection of apps to their iPad. No - not just any apps in the

  • My iPad is in the wrong time zone! - If your iPad clock is a few hours off [it thinks it's still in California...], here's how to bring it to Eastern time: Settings-->Privacy

  • iTunes U - https://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/ For faculty, this might be an interesting addition to your

  • IOS 10 - make the home button friendly again - NOTE: this is only applicable to those who have Air2 iPads AND have setup your fingerprints to open up your iPad. If you miss just resting your

  • Dark Apps - Can't get my typing done - help! - Sometimes when MDS Tech pushes out app updates on the iPads it takes a while for everything to get updated. The first things you need to do:

  • Is your iPad data backed up? MAKE SURE before disaster strikes. - We've had several students lately who have lost data because they had not correctly setup their backups - and then their iPads were either damaged or

  • Find my iPad - PDF version - Click here to get a pdf with detailed instructions on using Find My iPad: Lost iPad

  • 5 helpful Smartphone/Tablet Battery Charging Tips - Some smartphone battery-charging myths die-hard. One of them is that allowing your phone to charge all night is a good idea. It isn’t [The

  • Replacing the Laminator film - This is one of those "we need to stash the link to this video somewhere so we can find it later"

  • Before turning in your busted iPad - things to do - If the iPad Guy has asked you to swap out your iPad, here is a list of things you need to do on your OLD iPad before turning it in. If you can't -

  • Move Pix/Vids from Drive to iPad - Sometimes you need to move a picture or video that you've stashed in Drive, so you can use in on your iPad [in iMovie, for example]. Here's

  • iCloud - how to setup your account - The MUST list: you MUST use your MDS email address you MUST use your Moodle password [or if your moodle password is missing a number, add

  • My iPad isn't working - no email, no printing, no web surfing - Problem: If your iPad all of a sudden stops working oncampus, it is most likely because your subscription to the network has expired. It MUST be

  • iPads: Clear Cache and Cookies in Web Browser - Here's how to clear the Cache and Cookies on your iPad web browsers. For Safari: Settings –> Safari Click the “Clear Cookies and Data”

  • Get files FROM Drive TO Notability - Normally you set Notability to automatically backup your docs to Drive. Sometimes you need to reverse that process - pull some material from Drive

  • iPad - the time is wrong! - Here's how to fix it if the time on your iPad is off by several hours: Settings --> General --> Date and Time If "Set Automatically" is

  • Take your Google Stuff with you - When you leave these hallowed grounds.....you CAN take your Google Docs with you. Login to your Drive or email

  • Are my iPad files being backed up? - Here's how to make sure your Notability files and Pix/Videos are backed up. Notability Open Google Drive. Look for for the folder

  • Mac: Ads keep showing up in a web browser window - We've had 3 instances of Adware getting into Mac Laptops this month. [Adware is software that runs in teh background that pops up an overwhleming

  • Keynote: How to present student keynotes in classroom - Some ideas and possibilities for showing student created Keynote in class: Option 1: Use dongle to connect iPad to projector. Option

  • Explore Google Hangouts - Here is a quick bulletpoint list of things to know about Google Hangouts. Scroll way down for more detailed instructions. I suggest using Chrome

  • IOS 9 Battery - get more day out of your iPad! - Here are some tips to make your iPad battery last longer - and make it easier to keep track of your battery. THE BEST TIP IS PLUG THE THING IN AT

  • No connection to Wi-Fi - Access Denied - If your subscription to the

  • Rain/Noise generator - If you need some background noise when studying, here's a good

  • Find my iPad - how to use - If you have lost or misplaced your iPad, here's how to use "Find my iPad" to figure out where it is. This only works if you have correctly

  • iPad not working? Can't get on the Web? - If your iPad can't get on the web can't access your eText can't fetch email ....or do anything else that required network access to the

  • Aleks - iPads - won't load - If ALEKS won't load on your iPad [but it does on other's iPads], then you should clear out your web cache. Click any graphic below to see a larger

  • WMDS - Volume issues - There are at least 3 and maybe 4 different places to adjust the volume when viewing WMDS on the computer or ipad. 1. The speakers you are

  • 2015 iPad App Lists - Scroll down for the Middle school lists. First the Apps that are being used somewhere for some grade or class, then others that are already "in

  • Logan Brill - special offer on her new album - Music at the Mount - Logan Brill will be doing a special MDS only live concert this Friday during Flex BEFORE her performance Friday night for the first "Music at the

  • Setting up the Meraki MDM app - Here are some vague directions for getting the Meraki MDM app setup. This is best done at school, on campus - it's easier for some technical reasons

  • Improve your Battery Life - This applies to iPads as well as iPhones. Taken from THIS ARTICLE over at ZDnet, here are a whole slew of ways to stretch your iPad battery. At the

  • Ban the Bottle Video Contest - Help out your fellow MDS students by watching, liking, and sharing their Tap Out Challenge video. click here http://bit.ly/mdsbottleban If you are

  • Can I print from my iPad? - Click for the bigger version Anywhere on campus, you can call up the print menu [look for the "export" icon - a rectangle with an arrow coming OUT

  • iPad keyboards - Here are two reviews of ipad keyboards that have received a favorable writeup. Unfortunately they are on the expensive side - unless you can find one

  • Notability issue - Out of Storage - Think of your ipad as a filing cabinet with a limited amount of storage. If you fill up your filing cabinet, then nothing more can be stashed there

  • iBook not downloading? - If your purchased iBook is not downloading, here are a couple of things to doublecheck: Make sure you are indeed on the network. Try going to an

  • Moodle <--> Drive errors [Cannot submit an assignment] - If you are getting arcane technical errors when trying to submit an assignment using your iPad in Moodle from Google Drive [things

  • Adding sound to iPad iMovie - Let's say you are working on an iMovie and want to add some music or audio that is NOT builtin. Here are some options: Setup your personal iTunes

  • Saving time in IOS8 Mail - Techrepublic.com published an article on using Mail and iMessage in IOS8 that you might find useful. CLICK HERE to read it THe tips covered

  • "There's not enough room to update to 8" - Check other apps that might be taking up room. Music - delete it all. Photo Stream - turn it off. That takes up room. Google apps - Docs,

  • IOS 8 - YES you can update! - After some [NON-thorough] testing, it looks like OS 8 will work OK on our setups here at MDS. Here are the "gotchas": You MUST have 5.9 gigs

  • HUDL video playback error - If you are having trouble uploading video to HUDL from your laptop. The app would upload the file and then give an error message. Below is the

  • Importing ExamView questions into Moodle - CLICK HERE if you'd like the PDF file that is complete with pretty screenshots. Download Moodle XML Builder It is free

  • 8th Grade iPad App List: 2014 - Category Name Art Color uncovered Core Adobe Reader Core Chrome Core Google Docs Core Google

  • 7th Grade iPad App List: 2014 - Category Name Art Color uncovered Core Adobe Reader Core Chrome Core Google Docs Core Google

  • 6th Grade iPad App List: 2015 - Category Name Art Color uncovered Core Adobe Reader Core Chrome Core Google Docs Core Google

  • 6th grade iPad setup: Part Deux - AppleID setup, part one Settings –> iCloud Click the button to create a new account You’ll have a multi-step dance to waltz through. Use

  • 12 grade iPad App List [2014] - Category App Name Core Adobe Reader Core Chrome Core Flashcards* Core Free Graphing

  • 11th grade iPad app list [2014] - Category App Name Core Adobe Reader Core Chrome Core Flashcards* Core Free Graphing

  • 10th grade iPad App List [2014] - Category App Name Core Adobe Reader Core Chrome Core Flashcards* Core Free Graphing

  • 9th grade iPad App list [2014] - Category App Name Core Adobe Reader Core Chrome Core Flashcards* Core Free Graphing

  • iPad: Make your battery's charge last longer - Want to make your battery last longer in your iPad [or iphone, for that matter]? Turn off as many Notifications as you can Decrease the

  • TENTATIVE Middle School App list - Here's the TENTATIVE app list for the middle school ipads. This post will be deleted once everything is settled. Below you have 4 tables. First

  • iPad Keyboards and Styluses - As we approach One-to-One  status, several have asked the iPad guy about picking up keyboards and styluses for use with their iPads next

  • Notability Training - All of them - Here are the links to the 5 Notability posts. Each has a synopsis of what the video covers, link to the youtube video, and the youtube video embedded

  • Notability, part 5 - Click for Video Recording Audio into a note. AFTER this was recorded they updated

  • Notability, part 3 - Click for Video [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhcXL4a4bL0] Adding Material to Notes 1. Click on title to change it 2. TWO FINGER

  • Notability, part 2 - Click for video [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcMVju3VExQ] When in the Library: Click and Hold on a note, in the middle of the line

  • Notability, part 1 - Click for Video What's covered: Prerequisites: Google Drive, email setup on your

  • Notability, part 4 - Click for Video [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etYHCcIrRlA] Reviewing the Plus [Media] tool, and importing/exporting The Media tool

  • Search better, faster - lesson plans & presentations - there are several videos and such that will help you to spend less time looking for stuff online. ....or click the links below to view the

  • ePub texts - how to read - You might run across an ePub book. How do you read it? [NOTE: We haven't had a chance to test out these on our machines, so your mileage may vary.

  • Kahoot - surveys and such - Kahoot! is an online-based quiz/survey thing [a la Socrative, Hands Up, etc], but this one forces the participants to be focused on the front of the

  • iPads - printing at home - YES, you can print from your ipad at home, but you must have a wireless network active at the house, and your ipad must be connected to it. 1. If

  • iPad Backups- how and why - Scroll all the way down to fetch a PDF version of this info. CLICK HERE for an update about Notability. At the risk of stating the obvious, you

  • 20 more Google Docs tips - The ORIGINAL ARTICLE - below are the "headlines". Search Google Docs and Gmail together Search Google Docs more effectively Quickly

  • Google Docs - 8 more tips - The article with the details can be found HERE. Here's the summary: Show all keyboard shortcuts: On Mac, press ⌘ + / On Windows,

  • Email Groups in Gmail - Here's the quick version: Top left corner, where it says "MAIL" with the down arrow. Click the arrow, select CONTACTS. New Group [left side].

  • Google Docs - 100 TIps for Teachers and Students - This is from a Google Doc [naturally]. The links in each tip takes you to a web page with more info.   100 Great Google Docs Tips for

  • iMovie 11 How-to - Click here for the PDF version The Setup Collect all your parts in one place – on the desktop, your documents folder, wherever – I suggest

  • When you have a guest on campus and they need wireless access - The details will vary depending on what device you use, but here is the overview: Set your device to join the network MDS-public In the Login

  • iPad Camera Roll to your Teacher [Dept iPad Set] - Say you have a Department iPad set, the students have produced some media [pictures or videos] and you need to fetch a copy. Here's how: On the

  • iPad movies and pictures to Google Drive - A quick note on how to get movies and pictures from your iPad to your Google Drive. 1. Fire up Google Drive 2. Click the UPLOAD icon [a plus

  • Powerschool issues on the iPads - Obviously, if you don't USE powerschool on the iPad, you can safely ignore this entry! updated 11/8/13 - see below 1. If you are using the

  • PowerTeacher App settings - Fire up the App PowerTeacher Under Global Settings: Server Address: sis.mountdesales.net Port number: 443 SSl Enabled: ON You do NOT

  • How to get the school contact list on your iPad - When sending an email, it's handy to have an email address popup as you're typing. That's normally what happens when you have someone in your

  • Easy Photo Presenting - Photography Class - Photography Class - Easy Presentations Two Methods Google Drive Easy No editing or control over order Photoshop - export to

  • Science iPads App List - A list of apps on the two Science Dept. iPad sets. #1 is in McMahon's room, #2 in Freeman's. The descriptions are deliberately concise - click the

  • 8th Grade set - apps list - Here is a list of the apps that are on the 8th grade set, along with a short description and a link to the full description of what the app does.