iPad Reconfiguration Project
For the past several weeks, Mansfield ISD Technology Development crews have been upgrading student iPads at Mansfield High School. Announcements and email have been used to notify staff and students at that campus.
Features that were not available at the time of the original deployment are being activated on devices now.
Once an iPad is reconfigured, students have the option to use one of several different browsers. Traffic is routed back through the district’s filter. Early indications are that this is improving students’ experiences with their iPads.
A change that has been requested by many teachers, administrators, parents, and students is to disable iMessage. This eliminates the unsolicited messages that have been a nuisance to many users. We’ve heard from some staff and students who use iMessage for educational purposes that they will miss it, and their flexibility in adapting is appreciated! Other communication tools such as My Big Campus will continue to be available.
We’ll keep you posted as the project progresses. The goal is to complete these upgrades for all students at all high schools with minimal disruption to the instructional day.