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Background

  • Why are we doing this?
  • What are the advantages of us using iPads as opposed to other devices?
  • I have heard about other systems doing something called “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD). Why aren’t we doing something like this?

Usage Options

  • Three available options:
    • Option 1: Bring Your Own iPad
    • Option 2: School-Owned iPad
    • Option 3:  Current students who are enrolled in the “Rent-to-Own” program from previous years.
  • What if my student already has an iPad or I want to purchase his/her iPad myself?
  • What happens to my student’s family owned iPad when it is enrolled in the program?
  • Can my student use our family iPad that we share among us? What if we have two students who need iPads, can they share one?
  • Which version of the iPad will be distributed to students? Are the iPads brand new, or used?
  • Can I elect to use an iPad mini?

Caring for your iPad

  • How do I clean the iPad?
  • What kind of protection plans are available?
  • What about lost or stolen iPads?

Managing the iPad

  • What about the built-in video camera and Facetime application?
  • What about online safety and exposure to inappropriate content?
  • Can we sync apps, music, videos, movies, books, podcasts, etc. to the iPad using iTunes on a home computer?
  • Can we buy our own Apps and install them on the iPad?
  • Can we put our personal media (music, books, videos, etc.) on the iPad?
  • Why student email and what will it look like?

Use at School

  • Will students/faculty be using iPads everyday?
  • Is the iPad going to distract my child from their work in school?
  • Where in school can it be used or not used?

Use at Home

  • Is WiFi required at home?
  • Will my student be required to use the iPad at home?
  • How can I keep the iPad from distracting my child from their work at home?

The Future

  • Can my student use the iPad over the summer?
  • What if we leave the Mendon-Upton Regional School District?
  • Will the iPads be used at Nipmuc Regional High School?