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PRMS IPad Information

 
IPad care and use
  • All students are given an iPad, protective case, Apple charger and cable to use while enrolled. All of these must be turned in if you withdraw, and over the summer. 
  • You can add a screen protector as long as it can be easily removed. \
  • You may not change the iPad case, put stickers on it, or draw on it.
  • Bring your iPad to school everyday and have it charged to at least 80%.
  • Charge the iPad every night at home and do not bring your charger to school. (Insurance does not cover lost or stolen chargers and a replacement charger costs $24.)

Wifi & Internet at Home

To use the Internet at home first add the home WiFi network, then login to the district filter.

1. Adding WiFi: To add the home WiFi network go to Settings, then select WiFi. Find the home WiFi network in the list and enter the WiFi password. The tablet must show WiFi bars in the upper left corner. If bars do not show up then double check the WiFi password with another device.

2. Logging in to iBoss: Login to the district Internet filter. Click the filter login shortcut to iBoss on your tablet home screen. (Login using your school computer username and password.)

 

Watch the Accessing WiFi Off Campus video for more information.

School apps 

Many school apps need you to be logged in to your school Gmail account for them to work. Just open your browser (Safari or Chrome) and sign in to Gmail using your school computer username with @lex2.org at the end, and then your school password. 

If you are logged in to a personal Google email you may need to switch to your Lex 2 Gmail to get apps to work. 

App or WiFi problems? 

  • Try restarting by holding the power button down until you see a slider to power off. Then restart by holding the power button down until the apple appears. 
  • You may also need to clear history and cookies in Safari if you are not able to access the Internet after adding WiFi. Then try the filter login again. 
  • If you get error messages saying you do not have access to something try clearing history, then log in to your school Gmail account and try to open it again. 

PowerSchool App

You will need the district code for this. It is HBDX. Then enter your computer login (without @lex2.org), and the first four digits of your password (capitalized). 

Videos

iPad Set Up Video (11 min)

Accessing WiFi Off Campus (2 min 42 sec)

GOLD Tablet Care Tips 

General tips for taking care of the tablets

  • Be sure the iPad is fully charged each day for school use. 
  • Do not crimp the charge cable or try to force the cable into the tablet port. 
  • Turn off the tablet when not in use.
  • Keep food and liquids away from the tablet.
  • Always have the cover on when carrying the tablet or when it is in your backpack. 
  • Do not put pressure on the screen by putting things between the cover and the screen. Do not drop or step on your backpack if the tablet is inside. 
  • Keep the cover clean. Do not write on the cover or put stickers on it. The tablets are school property.
  • Do not leave the tablet in a car or in a public place. 

Tips for saving battery life

  • Keep screen brightness as low as possible.
  • Close out apps that you are not using. 
  • Do not play games or videos while at school.

District Technology Policy 

All Lexington School District Two and Pine Ridge Middle School discipline rules apply to the tablets. Copies of the district policy are linked here. 

Lexington District Two Acceptable Use Policy 

Lexington District Two Acceptable Use Policy - Spanish version

Is my download legal? 

Students need to remember the tablet is an educational tool, not their personal device. They should not download music or videos, especially since such downloads may be illegal. In addition, if the device memory fills up it will stop working and need to be wiped so they will lose files they have on it.  

Guidelines for downloading 

1. Look for an About page on a website. There should be information regarding how the site pays for it material. 

2. Is the material free, or are you paying a fee? Keep in mind all artists need to be paid for their work. Sometimes they may offer free downloads, but this is rare. If they do, you do not have the right to share it legally. 

3. Does the material belong to you or a friend? If you purchased something, and the package specifically says you may put a copy on a personal device you are probably legal but you can not share it. If it belongs to a friend, they probably can not share it legally. 

For more information see this article from Stanford University, 'Evaluating Sources of Online Media: Is Your Source Legal'. 

Interested in more? See this article from the Recording Industry Association of America, 'The Law - Unauthorized Copying is Against the Law'. 

Find out about one student who shared 30 songs. See 'Appeals court approves $675,000 fine for student who illegally downloaded 30 songs'.