All staff will need to turn in their iPads for maintenance and upgrade over the summer. We can do this at a staff meeting or in person. Apple has completely redesigned the way iPads for education are managed and deployed. This will come with some very exciting new features and capabilities for staff and students alike. See “New Education Features in iOS 9.3 Open Many New Doors
” for a summary of them. But this does mean that we need to do some work on all iPads that will take at least three weeks to complete. We will allow you to pick them up over the summer (June 17 and July 15) if you choose. Otherwise, you will get them back when you report to work in August.
When staff sign back into their iPad with their Apple ID, they will be able to reload any apps associated with it. But files, pictures, videos, or anything other data they want to keep should be stored to Google Drive, iCloud, or other storage off of the iPad because the maintenance and upgrades will not keep data on the iPad. If you do not turn in the iPad, you will notice that apps begin to disappear off of it as we begin making changes to our iPad servers. So please turn them in before leaving for the summer.
Turn in iPads at a staff meeting or to the following staff members before the end of May. We would prefer to do this at a staff meeting or in person, but if someone must leave it for us, make sure there is no screen lock set and it is signed out of iCloud with a sticky note on it with name and Apple ID username & password. We apologize for the inconvenience, but trust us; teachers will like the upgrades next school year.
Bishop, Charles Hay, and ECE – Bob Siemens or Nathan Harrison
Cherrelyn, Clayton, and CFHSC – Becky Clemons or Mark Thiel
EHS, EMS, and ELA – Tom Hastings or Marvin Carmack
Google Apps on iPads PD Series
Englewood Schools has been a Google Apps for Education District for a number of years now. But we have a number of new staff and others who need some professional development on how to use Google apps for teaching and learning. This series is focused on teacher use of Google Apps with students. Nonetheless, all staff are welcome to participate. These are hands-on classes so bring your laptops/iPads. Relicensure credit will be offered for each session except June's. These are optional sessions. Attend as few or as many as you need. If registered participants exceed room capacity, a second session will be scheduled.
To register for a session, just find the event on the 2015-16 District Professional Development Calendar at https://www.englewoodschools.net/Page/4188
. Then click on the event – more details. Then below the session description, find the attached link to the registration form, click on it, fill it out, and submit. You can also copy the event to your calendar. From within the details of the event, click on more actions – copy to [your calendar]. Alternatively, you can click on the event below to take you directly to the registration form for that session. These sessions will be team-taught by teachers and Technology Department staff. We hope to see you there. (There will be chocolate!)
May 19th – Google Hangouts
June 2nd – Preview of iPad Apps for 2016-17
This PD series is aligned to Colorado Teacher Quality Standards 3.D. and 4.B and Colorado Licensure Standards 7.1-7.5.
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