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Keynote for Teachers and Students New to MISD and Freshmen

The district is in the process of distributing the Keynote iPad App to ninth graders, as well as students and teachers who are new to Mansfield ISD, through the MISD PowerUp App Catalog.

When a picture of an iPad appears on ninth graders’ iPads as an icon, they should tap on it to get instructions about how to download and install Keynote.


Please ask students to click on this icon to read the instructions. It is important that they not delete the icon before reading the instructions.

Any new students who are not ninth graders and any new teachers who want the Keynote app should contact their iPad technician for instructions:

Campus iTechs
AEC   Jeremy Rejcek
FHS   Marina Ramsour
LHS   Jessica Retchless
LRH   Tyler Dean
MHS  Brent McWilliams
SHS   Carmen Lujan
THS   JaCorie Chambers

Refund Update

Just a quick update – iPad deposit refund requests already submitted on behalf of 2013 graduates who returned their iPads in accordance with the user agreement have been approved and are being processed.

If your child is eligible for a refund of his/her iPad deposit, please complete the iPad Deposit Refund Request on the web site in the Parent Resources section. It is in the Forms drop-down menu.

Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing.

Area TCEA Conference: Local, Good Value for Your Time and Money!

TCEA Area 10 & 11 Conference 2014

TCEA Area 10 & 11 Conference 2014- November 1

Registration is open for Area 10 & 11 Texas Computer Educators Association fall conference. It will be November 1st in Carrolton-Farmers Branch ISD.

If you need SDCE hours or can’t go to the state conference, don’t miss this one! $35 for members, $75 for non-members (includes membership).

Great presenters, breakfast & lunch included! Fabulous prize giveaway! Register at

iOS 8 Causes Apps to Crash More Frequently

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iOS 8 Issues

People who have upgraded MISD iPads to iOS 8 are not able to use the Apple App Store. We are working on this issue.

If you have not upgraded to iOS 8 on your district-issued iPad, we recommend waiting until these issues are resolved.

BEST Free Teacher Learning Resources

TeachThought, one of my favorite websites, recently published online learning opportunities at Teacher University – free, on-demand, and totally optional. There’s something for everyone- NEW and experienced teachers! Click HERE to see all the offerings.

Some of the ones that caught my eye:

Maybe I’ll see you online?

Jan North