Wednesday, September 26, 2012

iPad Resources at BVSD

I’m pleased to see that many BVSD teachers are starting to integrate iPads into their classrooms. iPads and other tablets are intuitive and easy to learn, especially for our students, but they also need to be managed and supported when they are used in an educational setting. If you have more than one in your classroom, you already know that there are considerations beyond what the personal user might encounter, such as setting up accounts and syncing apps across multiple devices.
Ed Tech iPad Site
The BVSD Ed Tech team has collected and created resources on their iPad site to help support iPad users at BVSD. Check out their website if you want more information about:

iPad Basics

Learn about the basic hardware features of your new iPad, and how to start using your iPad from the moment you turn it on. Also, find out how to sync apps between your iPad and your computer.

Volume Purchase Program (VPP)

Get information about VPP, the Apple program that allows educational institutions to purchase apps in volume and distribute them to their users. This is a great program if you need to purchase the same apps for a classroom set of iPads. Todd Shahan, our Apple Coordinator, can help your school get set up to use VPP. 

iPad User Group

Looking for next steps in using iPads to enrich student learning? Join the iPad User Group, a professional learning community dedicated to exploring how to integrate iPads to create a 21st Century learning environment. The first meeting is October 3, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Arapahoe Campus Computer Lab 121. 

iPad Articles & Websites

Connect with the growing community of educators around the world who are using iPads. Many excellent online resources are posted on the Articles & Websites page. You can also subscribe to this list of resources as an RSS feed(What is RSS?)

I hope you take a few moments to browse Ed Tech’s iPad Site. This is a very exciting time for teaching with technology, and this team has made sure that you are getting the best, most timely information and support.

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