Personal Computing

District 709 is excited to make personal computing devices an integral part of the educational process.  All fifth through twelveth grade students will be assigned an iPad.  The use of personal computing devices will enhance the development of 21st Century Skills, differentiate instruction to meet each student's needs and allow students to personalize assignments to better match their interests.

 

Personal computers have added new challenges for parents and teachers.  This short video provides some advice on how to begin to

handle these challenges:

 

 

Parents, if you have iPad questions, please submit this form and a district employee will respond within a day.

21st Century Skills are the proficiencies that our students will need as they leave the Morton schools and enter their post-secondary schools and careers

The AirWatch MDM App is required on district iPads. It is a free app that allows the district to push out settings to the iPads. Directions for downloading and setting up are available on this document.

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If you own a iPhone, iPad or Mac, one way you can be more connected to your child’s Apple ID activity is through Apple’s Family Sharing program. Apple’s Family Sharing program allows you to share purchase made with your Apple ID to up to 6 people, share photos and calendars, find devices and set controls so that you approve all app downloads. Click "go" to view the document that helps you set up this feature.

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Click "go" to read the document that explains how to create Apple ID's for students and how to manage/remove payment information associated wit the ID.

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Click "go" to view the document that lists the required apps for the district's ipads and the prohibited apps. The list does change as needed so please continue to review for the most current information.

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Click "go" to view the document that provides a brief explanation of many of the common apps used in the district.

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If you are having trouble connecting your iPad to a network, click "go" to view the steps to follow.

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The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) applies to operators of commercial websites and online services (including mobile apps) directed to children under 13 that collect, use, or disclose personal information from children.

Click "go" to view the document that explains the expectations for students when they are using the District's email system.

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Trouble getting your district email?

Click "go" to view steps to help if you are having trouble with your district email.

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Click "go" to view the document that is regularly updated to reflect the common questions that are asked regarding the personal computing initiative.

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Click "go" to view the document that explains the procedure for damage or loss of iPads.

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Click "go" to view the document that explains the expectations for using the iPads in class.

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While the district restricts certain features on their iPads, parents can add additional restrictions. 

Having troubles with your iPad? Here you will find a flowchart for support and additional directions for troubleshooting steps.

Click "go" to view the document that explains the expectations of students for their use of district iPads.

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Click "go" to view the document that provides hints for successfully navigating technology integration in the home.

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Securly is the web filter used by District 709. Learn more about the features Securly has to offer parents here!

Click "go" to view the document that provides some tips for keeping kids safe with electronic devices.

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Invitation Invalid Error

Click "go" will provide steps to help you gain access to your child's Google Classroom(s) after receiving an "invitation invalid" error.

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Invitation Invalid Error

Click "go" will provide steps to help you gain access to your child's Google Classroom(s) after receiving an "invitation invalid" error.

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