How much will apps cost?
Every learner will receive a device that comes with access to "Self-Service," which is like a store that houses over free apps approved by district curriculum staff to support consumption, curation, and creativity. Learners are also able to download free and paid Apps through the Apple App Store, if the permission settings allow. (Note: Middle School learners can only access the Apple App Store during school hours and elementary learners do not have access to the Apple App Store.)
Will the school provide guidelines to the students on what type of free apps they are allowed to load onto their iPads?
- When an app is needed for a learning experience, the educator will let the learner know what app or apps are needed.
- If a learner downloads an unapproved app, they will get a message on their device that will tell them they have a certain amount of time to remove the app or the device can be locked by our technology department.
- Some apps (such as SnapChat and Netflix) can still be downloaded, but can't connect to the network which essentially makes them unusable.
- The App store is only available during school hours for middle school learners and is not available to elementary learners. The App store is always available to high school learners.
How do I know which apps to use?
Educators continually demonstrate the most effective apps for topics such as: creating presentations, becoming better organized; and improving study skills.
If my child loses their iPad, can they access the apps (from the district) via another device like their iPhone?
Most of the apps have an iPhone app version as well. There could be some apps that only have an iPad version. The apps (free and paid) are installed to the iTunes account on the device, so learners will have access to those apps when they login to a new device with the same iTunes account.
Can I use my personal iTunes account?
No. Learners must use their "g.coppellisd.com" iTunes account.
For Learners who will “Bring Their Own Device”, what applications do they need to have access to on
their own device?
This is up to each classroom educator. Some basic examples of commonly used apps are the following (but notlimited to): Explain Everything, iMovie, Digital Textbooks for Math and Science, Notability (organization and
notetaking), Google Drive, QR reader, etc.
Do learners need WiFi at home?
The iPads do not come with a cellular plan so WiFi must be used to access the internet. If a learner does not have wifi access at home there are many other options including any school library and public WiFi hotspots around town.