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Teacher iPad Deployment: July 18, 19, 23, and 24, 2012


To avoid delays in taking home an iPad, complete these steps prior to your iPad setup session.

1.     Sign up in Eduphoria to attend your iPad setup session.

  • PowerUp! HS iPad Initial Training sessions are listed in Eduphoria Workshop as “Up and Coming Courses.” http://Eduphoria.mansfieldisd.org. Details about session locations are included in course descriptions.
  • Once you reach a lab, the process can take as few as 30 minutes or more than 90.
  • Coming to training with prep work incomplete will lengthen the checkout process for you significantly.
  • The process includes important steps required to keep the device secure. You will need to stay until they are complete.
  • If the setup process is not completed, you will need to leave without an iPad and come back at a time when you can complete the entire process.

2.    Complete your paperwork in advance.

  1. Two signed copies of the Acceptable Use Policy signature sheetComing to training with blank forms or fewer than two copies will lengthen the checkout process for you significantly.
  2. Two signed copies of the MISD Equipment Checkout Agreement FormComing to training with blank forms or fewer than two copies will lengthen the checkout process for you significantly.

3.    Create an iTunes account.

  • Follow these directions exactly. The step about downloading a free app is especially important.
  • Coming to training without an iTunes account will lengthen the checkout process for you significantly.
  • If you have an iTunes account already, you may use it on your iPad.
    • However, you are responsible for ensuring that all content on the iPad checked out to you conforms to the Acceptable Use Policy.
    • Using your own iTunes account also increases the risk that you may incur personal charges for the school-related content that the District may otherwise purchase for your use.
    • If you want some help with the iTunes account setup process, please contact the Help Desk at 817.299.4357 Monday – Thursday from 7:30-5:00.

4.    Remember your MISD username and password.

  • You will need it to set up your iPad.
  • If you’ve forgotten it, use People Password to retrieve it or call the MISD Help Desk at 817.299.4357 Monday – Thursday from 7:30-5:00.
  • Coming to training without your user name and password will lengthen the checkout process for you significantly.

Questions? Please post them here!

14 Comments Post a comment
  1. Matthew Swope #

    For those of us who do not want to take the iPad off school property, will the MISD Equipment Checkout Agreement Form be necessary?

    June 28, 2012
    • Checking out an iPad will continue to involve signing a checkout agreement. The text of the agreement has evolved over the past year, and it was last updated on May 4, 2012. The new language has made some MISD staff members more comfortable with committing to the terms of the agreement. Please post or email technologydevelopment@misdmail.org any specific questions about the agreement, and we’ll work on getting answers for you.

      June 28, 2012
  2. Kellye Vandergriff #

    What if I am out of town? Will there be another time for the pick-up?

    June 28, 2012
    • Teachers who cannot attend a July deployment date will have the opportunity to check out their school-issued iPads once school begins.

      June 28, 2012
  3. What are the pros and cons of using our own iTunes account. What is the other option? Just creating one for school use only?

    June 29, 2012
    • You need to have an iTunes account to use an iPad.

      If you set up an iTunes account, you’ll want to set it up using a personal email address so that you’ll continue to be able to access your school-related content and apps when you graduate. (The iPad stays in MISD.)

      The question you need to decide is whether you want to have a separate iTunes account that you set up for school use only.

      The main advantages of having a separate iTunes account for school are:

      1. It’s easier to keep content that violates the Acceptable Use Policy and iPad User Agreement off of your device. Students and teachers are responsible for keeping inappropriate content off of school-issued iPads.
      2. Some students and staff members are concerned about a personal credit card or gift card being charged for school-related content by mistake. If you have separate iTunes accounts for school and home, and if your school account payment option is set to “None,” the chances of experiencing this problem are minimized.

      The advantage of having one iTunes account for both personal and school use is:

      1. All of your content will be in one place.

      June 30, 2012
  4. JD #

    Any idea what types of apps/programs will be on these when the students get them? Will they have a word processor installed (pages for ipad, or whatever else) or will that be on the students to pay for?

    June 30, 2012
    • The set of apps to be provided with each iPad has been the subject of extensive research and planning, and one of the goals of the project is to minimize costs for individual students. We’ll post information about the apps provided with student devices before the beginning of school.

      June 30, 2012
    • I have already been looking around and have found a bunch of apps that are free and could be very useful for my classes. I am not an Apple user. I prefer Android, so I have had to do a bunch of digging into iTunes, but if you search, you will find them.

      July 2, 2012
  5. PC #

    What are the specific times and locations for the Teacher iPad deployment?

    July 3, 2012
    • Times and locations for each session are listed in Eduphoria Workshop. Please contact the Help Desk at 817.299.4357 if you need help logging in.

      July 3, 2012
  6. Stephan Shardy #

    When I want to browse on my Ipad, it calls for my school ID. I teach at Legacy HS. What is the ID?

    July 18, 2012
    • I sent the Lightspeed code that you need to the email address listed for you in the post. It will only need to be entered once. For a quicker response, please feel free to call the Help Desk, too, at 817.299.4357. We’re here all summer!

      July 18, 2012

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