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Procedures for CMCSS IPads


and Passwords

*Teachers should NOT link a school iPad to his/her PERSONAL Apple ID.

Each iPad will be linked to an Apple ID that was created for the school. With few exceptions, the same username and password will be used for all iPads within a building.

Example 1:
See Shannon for Password

Example 2:
See Shannon for Password

*Passwords are NOT to be given to STUDENTS.
Purchasing and Loading of Apps


1. Free Apps –
  • Teachers can load the free apps using the school Username and Password. (above)
  • If free Apps are to be loaded on an entire lab of iPads, it is preferred that a work order for the loading of Apps be submitted with the App information and the iPad numbers on which they will be loaded. The Technology Department will load those remotely.
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  • Your Bookkeeper will need to turn in a work order to have the app you want installed on all ipads in the lab.
  • Joe Hall III will then install it remotely from his office.
  • Then the teacher will need to go to the ipad lab and press install to accept the app and put in the password.

2. Paid Apps –

  • Teachers will request Paid apps through the bookkeeper.
  • Bookkeepers will purchase vouchers from Apple per district procedure. (Bookkeeper’s may contact Chris Mahoney for training)
  • Once vouchers are received, the Bookkeepers will place a work order for loading of Apps, with the Apple excel spreadsheet of codes attached and the specific iPad numbers on which they will be loaded.
  • The Technology Department will load the apps remotely.
  • Then the teacher will need to go to the ipad lab and press install with the password to complete the installation of the app on all the ipads.

Allowing Remote APP Loading
  • When Apps are loaded remotely, a Window will appear on the iPads that require accepting.
  • Users with iPads will see a pop-up window and should choose “Install” and will show “meraki.com” as the sender.
  • It will require the user to enter the school password.
  • The teacher will enter the password on one or two iPads and click “Install.” The remaining iPads should allow clicking of “Install” without requiring the password. *Students are not to be given the password.
  • iPads that are not in use at the time of the remote installation will show the pop-up window the next time they are turned on.
  • If a teacher or student accidentally clicks “Cancel,” the Technology Department can identify which iPads have not been loaded and can resend the App.
  • iPads will be connected to the district Wifi and will be subject to the same filtering and monitoring process as other devices.
  • Teachers must still use caution and monitor student use, as not all negative items from the internet can be filtered.
  • Teachers should also use caution when choosing Apps (particularly free apps) that show ads. If the ads that appear within an App prove to be inappropriate or highly distracting, the App should be deleted.
  • The settings currently require a 12+ or younger rating for an App to be downloaded.
  • Teachers should maintain the same high standard of accountability that is used with laptops from the mobile labs. The iPads are small enough to be easily removed from a building, thus teachers should make sure that all iPads are accounted for and returned to secure storage.
  • The Acceptable Use Policy signed by teachers and students applies to the iPads, as with all other district devices.
  • The Technology Department will monitor and manage the iPads remotely.
  • When needed, Network Technicians will come to the building for management purposes. (set-up, loading, etc.)
  • The iPads will have an Admin folder that will house Apps that should not be used, modified or deleted.
    • Settings
    • Email
    • Meraki
  • Within Settings, there are several loaded profiles. Neither teachers nor students should delete the loaded profiles.
Embedded Email
  • All iPads are linked to a generic school email account to allow for OUTGOING email from within Apps.
  • Students can click on Send or Share by email to send photos, short video clips, and products they create within Apps to their teacher’s email or their own email.
  • For identification purposes, train students to put their names or student numbers, along with the titles of the items, in the subject lines of the outgoing email.


We have i Pads, now what? The first instinct you will have is to go out and get as many free apps as your i Pad can hold, right! Hold that thought. First, remember your i Pad can only hold so many apps, pictures, music, and videos so be very thoughtful. Here is a quick checklist to consider when downloading apps on a school i Pad.


The app’s focus has a strong connection to the purpose for the app and appropriate for the student and students in multiple grade levels


App offers complete flexibility to alter content and settings to meet student needs


Student is provided specific feedback

Thinking Skills

App encourages the use of higher order thinking skills including creating, evaluating, and analyzing


Student is highly motivated to use the app


Specific performance summary or student product is saved in app and can be exported to the teacher or for an audience

Non Distracting

Should not distract from learning with too many advertisements options and purchasing options
Should not have unpredictable advertisements
Should not be hard for students to navigate

What Makes a Good App?

Evaluating Apps



CMCSS List of Apps
Apps for the IPad
Paper Port Notes

Tips and Tricks
Apps Across the Curriculum
Basic Fractions using Geoboard(this is a youtube video so you must be on the staff connection to view)
Geoboard for Multiplying Fractions (this is a youtube video so you must be on the staff connection to view)


iPad Quick Tips
  1. For organizational purposes, you may want to create Folders to house related Apps. To create a folder,
    1. click and hold on one app until the little x’s appear
    2. click and drag one App on to another
    3. a folder will automatically be created
    4. name the folder
    5. from then on, you can add additional Apps by repeating Step A. and dragging Apps on top of the folder
  2. Taking a Screenshot
    1. Simultaneously click the “On” button on the top right of the outer shell of the iPad and the “Home” button on the bottom front.
    2. A screenshot (photo) of what is showing on your display screen will be added to your Photos App.
  3. Quitting an App after a lesson
    1. Press the home button two times quickly
    2. The running apps will appear along the bottom of the screen
    3. Hold your finger on the first one and little red minus signs will appear
    4. Just Press the minus on all of the open apps
    5. *note if you are running the news iOS7 you will not press and hold for the minus sign instead you will have to double tap the home button to bring up the multi-tasking view, then swipe up on the screenshot of the app you want to exit. The app will fly off the screen, and quit.

    1. Click and hold on the App to be deleted.
    2. When the little x’s appear, click the x at the edge of the App to be deleted.
    3. Click “delete” when prompted.

For more information about CMCSS Procedures for Ipads CLICK HERE

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