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WMS 8th Grade Pilot Update

RevTrak is now set up to take deposits, and Skyward Family Access is now set up to accept electronic signatures on iPad User Agreements.

Please see the Parent Checklist at http://edtech.mansfieldisd.org under Parent Resources for details and instructions.

Need help? Please call the WMS Pilot Parent Help Desk at 817.299.1974 Jan. 10, 13, and 14 from 8:30 to 4:00.

Have a question? Please post it here or email wmspilot@misdmail.org.

Miss the meeting? Please check out the presentation in the Meetings section of the website at http:// edtech.mansfieldisd.org.

55 FREE iPad Apps for Education

A new favorite of mine, TeachThought, is a platform dedicated to supporting teachers as they implement new teaching strategies and tools for 21st century learning. This link shares 55 FREE iPad apps for education. http://www.teachthought.com/apps-2/the-55-best-best-free-education-apps-for-ipad/

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Jan North

High School Students: Get your MISD-Purchased Apps!

GoodReader, Pages, and Keynote have been purchased for MISD high school students and teachers.

This video shows how to get those paid apps using the AirWatch system and the PowerUp! App Store. It takes about a minute!

These apps are being distributed on a staggered schedule this week.

App Organization

Create a functional app library with edshelf!

Visit TeachThought to learn more http://www.teachthought.com/apps-2/how-to-create-an-app-library/

Visit edshelf to get a free account http://edshelf.com/

Tips on Using Evernote to Keep Organized Class Notes

Evernote is a FREE app available for teachers and student through the MISD mobile device manager and available in the App Store. Visit this website to learn how to use it to take notes and stay organized in class. There is a Premium app, but the FREE app has lots of helpful features.

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MHS Deployment to Kick-Off September 4

The PowerUp! iPad deployment process will begin on September 4 at Mansfield High School.

Complete the items on the Student Checklist htpp://edtech.mansfieldisd.org to secure your iPass.

You will experience delays and  frustration if you don’t know your iTunes and MISD usernames and passwords. Bring them with you to your iPad setup session.

High School Teachers: Check out these Live and Virtual My Big Campus Learning Opportunities!

My Big Campus

Are you interested in learning more about how My Big Campus can be used by you and your students with your iPads?

Here are a few of the functions this system performs:

  • Teacher webpages
  • Social Networking
  • E-mail
  • Storage
  • Administering Quizzes
  • Giving assignments, accepting student work, and providing feedback
  • Providing access to YouTube resources

These are workshops offered by the EdTech Trainers. You may sign up for them in Eduphoria.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10th

8:30-10:00 AM http://eduphoria.mansfieldisd.org/wshop/default.aspx?cid=4411

10:00-11:30 AM http://eduphoria.mansfieldisd.org/wshop/default.aspx?cid=4412

1:00-2:30 PM http://eduphoria.mansfieldisd.org/wshop/default.aspx?cid=4413

You can sign up to participate in an online orientation using this link:

http://www.lightspeedsystems.com/demo/mbc-demo.aspx.

It’s free, and there are many times to choose from.

An annotated version of the Quick Start Guide that is specific to MISD is available at: http://misdtechnotes.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/my-big-campus-teacher-accounts-created-store-resources-assigncollect-work-electronically-give-quizzes/

Need help? As always, contact our Help Desk at 4357!

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