Paul VI High School offers a 1 to 1 program, which features various iPad’s as the source of innovation and educational inspiration. The iPad serves as a textbook reader, notebook, research tool, and connection to teachers as well as the world beyond. Here at Paul VI we culture the use of technology not only as an enhancement to our pedagogical output, but also as a way to transform students learning capabilities. The iPad is platform that enriches teachers and students to integrate knowledge with virtual workgroups and manage content easily and effortlessly.
Dropbox is a wonderful application that will sync all of your files to a cloud, and allow you to access them from your iPad and many other devices. In order to get the most out of the application, first download the application to your computer by visiting dropbox. Once it is installed on the computer, then you will creat a user name and password, The User name must be your email address so it is recommended tat you use your PVI email address and password, so it is easy for you to login.
Since Dropbox is a virtual cloud, you may login into dropbox from any computer in order to access your files via the internet. To that end, it is a great way to back up your files and save your work.
PC/MAC - Creating and Sharing File Folders:
1. Locate Dropbox icon on your desktop or application folder and click it. 2. Click the file and just like you would create a file on your computer, type in the name of the folder and it will be synced to your dropbox account. When working in the icon, you are essentially saving the infomration to both your computer and the cloud. To that end, you can simply click and drag any file you want to save in dropbox, or creat new ones. 3. In order to share files and folders, you must access dropbox through the website. Under the files tab you can view and access all the files and folders you have created. You can also manipulate and add folders from this setting. 4. To begin sharing files/folders click the sharing tab on the top of the website. Underneath the directions you will find another tab that says share a folder. Click it and that will give you an option of creating a new folder or sharing an existing folder. Once you choose a folder click next. 5. Under the Invite collaboratorsto the folder" enter the email address for the people whome you would like to share the fold with. Click Share Folder at the bottom. 6. For most teachers who utilize this application, the teacher will ask you to set up a folder and then invite them, so only you and the teacher can view the information. Once this is setup, however, it becomes easy to share and save information for your various classes.
1. Go to the App Store on your iPad and on the top right hand corner type Dropbox into the search box. 2. Find Dropbox under the iPad Apps and click to install it on your device. 3. Once the dropbox app is downloaded, open it and login to your account, using your email address and password. This will automatically pull all your files from the clould and sync them to your app. 4. The folders/files that are synced with dropbox will appear on the left hand side of the app, and if you click the file it will open on the right hand side.
Each student at Paul VI, who receives an iPad, will also receive redemption codes for these two powerful productivity apps--Pages and Keynote. In short, Pages is a word document application that will allow students to create essays, letters, proposals, posters, or reports. Keynote is a presentation application that enables students to build stunning classroom presentations. Both applications work with iCloud, which means students can access their files from all devices and computers.
To learn more about these apps visit Apple Main pages or check out the “Getting Started” feature in each app.
iBooks is a remarkable app that comes preinstalled on your iPad. If you have a Mac at home running OS-X Snow Leopard, Lion, or Mountain Lion, then you can also have this app as a feature on your desktop or laptop.
In short, the app is basically a reader, which allows access to both books and PDF files. The interface on the app, however, is what makes it truly special. Below are the basic steps to open and view some of the functions of iBooks. There is also a list of the free books in app store, which you will be required to read during freshmen year, so you should go ahead and download these now.
Open iBooks and this will bring you to your standard bookshelf. (Note if you ever close iBooks in the midst of reading a book, then the next time you open iBooks it will go right to that book and page, and you have to hit the left tab to get back to your bookshelf.)
Click the tab “collection” and you will see option to view “books” or “PDFs” At the bottom of the tab is a section, which allows you to create a “new” collection. You should itemize your collections by class and personal use to make it easier to find books and study for your courses.
Click “new” and type in the course. (Ex: Mr. Markellos- English). You can then move books or PDFs from the main bookshelf into this collection.
At the very top of the bookshelf, you also have the option of playing around with the view of the bookshelf and its contents. The squares are the standard bookshelf option and the three panel lines allows you to view it as line categories.
Free Books in the Apple Book Store to download for Freshman English
-Julius Caesar: William Shakespeare
-A Midsummer Night’s Dream: William Shakespeare (Honor’s Only)
-Great Expectations: Charles Dickens (Honor’s Only)
-The Call of the Wild: Jack London
-The Monkey’s Paw: W.W. Jacobs
Apple Care Information and Protocols
If a parent calls with a concern with regarding an iPad2, then the following procedure should be followed to both help expedite the process and mitigate the issue effectively.
First ask if there is an issue with the iPad device itself. If it will not turn on, or if there is an issue with how it is running for example, then we have paid for a service that the parents can call in and get help immediately. The phone number is 800-APL-CARE (800-275-2273).
If the problem is not with the device, then ask the parents to email me at email@example.com. More often than not I can handle these issues during day on a free period. While our new phone system allows me to get voice mails sent to my inbox, I am not always in a position to call the parents back during the day. To that end, email would be the faster and most efficient means of me handling these problems.
If a student comes to the office with an iPad concern, or a parent calls and suggests that someone must look at the iPad, then here is the protocol to follow. Send the student to the media center—Help Desk. I will leave up there a login book for the students, and they can record the problem. In addition, the Help Desk should schedule the student on one of the following periods to see me about the device.
A-8th , B-8th, C-2nd, C2-2nd, D-8th, E-2nd
Basically the Help Desk is writing the student a pass to come to my office for that period, so I can fix or document the issue. The Help Desk will not schedule more than 5 students a period, therefore the student must go to the Help Desk to obtain pass.
Mr. Markellos graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in European Civilization and Culture. While at Delaware, Mr. Markellos also earned a minor in literature. Since graduating college, Mr. Mr. Markellos has taught English and AP European History. In 2010, Mr. Markellos became the Director of Technology.
“Technology alone is not enough, it’s technology married with Liberal Arts, married with the Humanities that yields us the results that makes our hearts sing.”
At Paul VI High School, we live by the motto “Freedom with Responsibility” and that motto certainly holds ground for the technology use. Students are not only responsibility for how they use their iPad’s in the classroom, but also held accountable for the over care of the device. The students should charge their iPad’s on daily and maintain good service (App Updates, Software Updates) on the machine.
To help troubleshoot issues, please see the following topics regarding the overview of the iPad and applications we utilize on a daily basis.