iVision iPad Initiative

iVision iPad Initiative

Recognizing the ever-increasing importance of digital technology in the lives of students, Lackland ISD has implemented the iViSiON 1:1 iPad Initiative.

Students in grades K-12 will be utilizing iPads in the classroom. In grades 6-12, Lackland ISD will issue iPads to students for use at school and at home. As a district, we view this initiative as a way to move towards being more innovative in our classroom instruction, to integrate 21st century skills into our curriculum, and to provide inspiration and motivation to increase student engagement in and out of the classroom.

 Ipad

Putting your iPads in a backpack is not a good idea.
If your backpack is full of books, your iPad screen could get damaged.  Screens have been damaged and broken. Please carry your iPad even if you have a padded pocket inside your backpack.

passcode

iOS: Forgotten passcode or device disabled after entering wrong passcode

iOS 7 has a new feature that makes it very difficult to reset an iPad after after the lock screen passcode has been entered incorrectly more than three times.

Please consider having your child share the lock screen passcode with you. This is a good idea so that the iPad can be restored more easily. Having the passcode will also allow the parent to monitor the content on the device.

"When you set up a passcode to secure the use of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and then enter the wrong passcode, you may see a a message saying your device is "disabled". Learn what to do if you have forgotten or can't remember your passcode, or if your device displays a message saying it is disabled."

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1212

before you text

 

From the Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University-

Students use texting and other forms or digital social media to communicate. Texting and online networks can be a positive experience when used appropriately. Students and parents need to understand the serious consequences that can result when digital technologies and devices are used inappropriately.

"This online course for youth places an emphasis on preventing sexting, cyberbullying, and harrassment."

We urge parents to take this course with your children to encourage dialog about your expectations for appropriate use of digital devices and social networks.

footprints

 

Wondering about your child's digital footprint (or your own)?

Set up a Google Alert! 

1. Sign into a Google account
2. Go to google.com/alerts
3. Set up a search query with your name or an online identity or username
4. Set up alert delivery preferences