Thomas Jefferson Digital Learning Initiative Updates
Grade 8 iPads have been collected. Grade 6 and 7 iPads were remotely reset. All students should enroll in Global Protect. (Global Protect Installation) These devices will remain with students over the summer.
- Sixth grade devices will be deployed Friday, September 23. Parents and Students should read the Guidelines and Expectations document. Please sign and return the last page of the document. iPads will be set up at school and will be sent home once the guidelines have been signed.
- All Current seventh and eighth grades students experiencing Wi-Fi issues should reset their iPads(Settings/General/Erase All Content and Settings) and set them up again.
- Apps may take a few attempts to install from the catalog. If having no success, reset the iPad and follow the instructions above.
- August 2016
Student Vue Passwords for Sixth Grade Students
June 2016 In order to move the student iPads into the new environment for 2016-2017, we will need to wipe all student devices. Since the county wants this configuration to happen before the end of this current school year, we will begin the week of June 6. It will take some time to click through every student iPad within the management system to remotely wipe the iPads. Students should not wipe their iPads on their own!! Students will see the iPad going back to the “Welcome” screen. Please see below for the process that needs to occur for EVERY student iPad:
1. All students need to upgrade their iOS to the latest version. They should do this at home since it takes 10-15 minutes. To do this, they need to go to Settings -> General -> Software Upgrade.
2. All students need to back up files that they want to keep. They should back up to APS Google Drive.
4.When the student sees the “Welcome” screen, have the student reconfigure his/her iPad (following the above directions).
** If a TA student reports that his/her iPad does NOT go back to the “Welcome” screen, please fill out this form: iPad Configuring Issues
The IS Department will not be able to repair iPads and MBAs after May 20th which is the deadline for creating POs.
Any device that breaks after that date will not be repaired until July 1st.
PTA Meeting at January 21, 2016 8:00 p.m. in the Jefferson library will discuss the personalized learning initiative at Jefferson.
We will be deploying student iPads on Monday, November
9. iPads will be handed out to students who have both completed the Apple
process and returned the guidelines and expectations handout. We
understand that there may be outstanding issues for some students. We
will work very hard to get these issues resolved quickly, but we feel it is
important to move forward at this point. If you have any concerns about
the status of your student, please contact his or her TA teacher. Thank
you, as always, for your patience and support.
Seventh grade students have had devices set up and returned. Some new students are still in the process of receiving their devices. We are working hard to ensure that no one is missed! TA teachers are the persons of contact if you are concerned that any student may notbe on our radar.
Sixth grade teachers have received equipment. We are now in the process of inventory and setting up devices. Students can communicate with their TA teachers to ensure that they complete their Apple ID passwords. All password information should be communicated to TA teachers as well, so the devices can be set up. We hope to deploy devices within weeks and as quickly as possible,
New seventh grade
students are now being identified so that parents can begin the Apple ID
Process. Emails will be sent to parents providing
them with unique websites and temporary passwords. Parents should follow the directions on the
site to complete the process on their own.
Students should then tell their TA teachers the passwords that were
selected at home. Devices will be
delivered as quickly as possible after the passwords have been created.
grade students and sixth grade
students who had APS devices in fifth grade will need to turn in their
current devices to their TA teachers on September
22 fully charged. These devices will be completely wiped and
set up again on October 1. Students will be directed to back up any
content including pictures or videos to their iCloud or Google Drive.
Sixth grade students
who were not enrolled in any APS
elementary school last year will also receive an email to complete the Apple ID
Process at home. These students need to
tell their TA teachers the password they selected.
Sixth grade students
enrolled in an APS school last year
but who have not yet completed the Apple ID Process need to complete the front page of this form and return it to school. Students may
bring back the consent form and complete the Apple Process in school with Ms.
Mills-Mirick or another teacher. They
will need to know a parent email address to complete the process. This same
group of parents may also stop by
the main office to complete the process as well.
As always, thank you for your interest and patience. The process is complicated, but we will be
working as quickly as possible to get devices into your students’ hands.
- Digital Learning Handbook (Draft)
- Digital Citizenship Course: All students will partake in digital citizenship lessons through TA. After they complete the lessons, they will sign the APS Acceptable Use Policy and agree to meet the expectations of the personal learning initiative.
- Returning Seventh Graders! Student devices will be reset at the beginning of the year to allow for an updated system. Students will reset and back up devices in school with teacher assistance.
- Upcoming Sixth Graders! Apple ID passwords are being created. Parents will have another opportunity September 3 from 3 pm to 6 pm. Students who had devices last year in an APS elementary school do not need to do anything about creating an Apple ID. They will need to reset their iPads in the fall, however. Make sure these students have backed up to iCloud (see below). Devices will be rolled out when we get a large percentage of accounts created and consented to by parents.
- iCloud Back Up: Please make sure that your child logs into his/her Apple ID
on the iPad’s iCloud setting. This will enable the Find My iPhone feature, so you
can help locate an iPad if it is missing. For more information about iCloud,
you can go to this website: https://www.apple.com/icloud/setup/ios.html
To log into the iCloud setting on the iPad:
– Tap the Settings icon on the home screen -> Select iCloud -> Enter
your child’s APS Apple ID information.
Make sure the Find My iPhone toggle is green.
To log in to iCloud to use Find my iPhone feature:
Go to https://www.icloud.com and
log in with your child’s APS Apple ID.
Click on Find My iPhone.
Click All Devices -> Select the APS issued iPad.
In the list, you will see the device with either a green dot or a gray
dot. The green dot means that it’s online and can be located. If it’s a gray
dot, it’s offline and the location seen on the map is it’s last location.
If you click on the colored dot, you will see the name of the iPad and
then an “i” icon to the right of the iPad name. If you click on the “i” icon,
you have various options on what you can do now. You can go to this website for
more information on your options: http://support.apple.com/kb/ph2696