One of the questions was “What apps do the kids actually have to have on their BYOD iPads?”
The apps that the teachers want the students to have are purchased by the school (if there is a cost) and we push the free apps and the paid apps out to the students through our centralised system. Of course, the students can also put their own apps on their iPads too, after asking parent permission!
These are the apps that we push out to the children:
Cardiio Eplatform by wheeler
Expeditions Explain everything
Human Japanese lite iMovie
iWordQ UK (learning support only)
Japanese – learn Japanese (Hello Hello)
Keynote Learn Japanese by Mindsnacks
Learn Japanese Free My Script Calculator
NihongoGo Overdrive library ebooks
Puppet Pals HD directors pass Self service Mobile
Tap typing Tellagami
2016 Year 6 and 7 BYOD (iPad) Program
Further to our parent meeting held on 23rd November, here are the links that we looked at in the workshop
Information about Apple IDs –
Information about Find My ipad
Apple Purchasing Portal
http://colgrdnsps.sa.edu.au/blogs.htm and choose the Apple Store BYOD link
A hands-on workshop for parents on setting restrictions, using guided access at home and shut down timers will be early in Term 1 2017
If you have any questions about the BYOD program, please send me an email at email@example.com
08 8276 1523
26th October 2016
There will be a session for parents on Wednesday 23rd November 2016, 6.30-7.30pm to give you some more information about the 2017 BYOD iPad program for Year6/7 students. We have also sent home a “CLGPS FAQ” booklet which hopefully will address many of your questions. It is also available by clicking this link:
However, if you still have questions about the program, please email them to me at Louisa.firstname.lastname@example.org and I will endeavor to answer them at the parent night. Students do not need to attend this session.
If you are attending the parent session, please email your reply by Monday 21st.
In a week or so, I will be offering a “bring in your old and swap for a new charger” service for families who need to change their Apple chargers over in the Apple product recall. (Not just limited to the BYOD iPads, it can be any of your Apple products) The tech company that we use, Leetgeek, are providing me with the chargers in advance so that this can be done more easily for our families. You can of course approach any Apple reseller yourself at any time to organize your charger change over. Keep an eye out on this blog for exact dates and times for school based swap days.
screenshot of leetgeek’s Facebook post about the recall
A paper note will come Friday (5th) to all families about our parent workshop but I thought I’d post it here too in case yours doesn’t make it home! (Some kids may not want their parents to know how to use these controls!)
Please see the attached flyer for details of a short, hands-on parent workshop next Weds, 10th Feb in the CLG staff Room. We will learn how to set restrictions, use the shut down timer, guided access function and some other assistive technology functions.
You will need to bring an iPad! You will need to know the unlock passcode of the iPad!
parental controls workshop 2016
Please return the RSVP slip to me via your child’s teacher or with an email to Louisa.Guest741@schools.sa.edu.au by Tuesday 9th Feb at the latest.
Please see document below for links to information about Apple IDs, Find my iPad function and the purchasing portal.
follow up letter from byod parent workshop 21 september
For the families of students who will be in years 6 and 7 in 2016
There will be a parent information session on:
Monday 21st September
in the staffroom
Please RSVP to Louisa.Guest741@schools.sa.edu.au if you are coming.
Here is a copy of the CLGPS BYOD FAQ booklet.
CLG BYOD FAQs 2015
If you have any unanswered questions after reading the FAQ, please email them to me and I will endeavor to answer them at the information session.
Please open the link below to read a comprehensive “Frequently Asked Questions” booklet about the 2016 Year 6/7 iPad program.
CLG BYOD FAQs 2015
There will be a parent information session on Monday 21st September 6.30-7.30pm. Please RSVP by Friday 18th September to Louisa.Guest741@schools.sa.edu.au with the number of adults attending. A reminder about this workshop will be posted nearer the time.
If you have any questions that aren’t answered in the FAQ booklet, please email them to me and I will endeavor to answer them at the parent workshop.
Please read the attached pdf for information about the CLG BYOD (iPad) program. More information will be blogged on 11th September, with a parent information session being held on Monday 21st September. Keep a look out for the invitation and RSVP dates!
CLG BYOD Note 2015