Media Center iPad Carts
We have one cart of 30 iPad Minis available for checkout in the Media Center. iPads have a limited amount of storage space. You may need to delete photos and/or videos that students have added, if you need to add your own video/photos. Note once you return the iPads to the library there is no guarantee that photos/videos will not be deleted.
A few procedures:
- Keep iPads plugged into charging cables when not in use
- Return iPads to the correct slot number
- Remind students to be careful with these expensive and delicate tools
- Remind students to log out of apps when work is complete
- Keep cart locked when not in use and store someplace safe
- Return to library promptly by the end of the day (or at the end of your reservation)
- Do not permit food or drinks to be used near the iPads
- Report any theft/damage to library ASAP
- Utilize the tutorials in this notebook for help using apps - or refer to http://www.wcpss.net/lrhsteachers for additional information
- Printing is not available from iPads
- Count iPads before class is dismissed to insure all are accounted for; you may want to use the “student sign out” clipboard included on the cart for accountability purposes.
Note you need to view this training video before you can checkout the iPad cart from the Media Center. There is a passcode mentioned during the video that you'll need to tell libary staff before you'll be permitted to checkout the cart.
The following apps are available on these 30 iPads. You may request the addition of an app through ITF Brian Martin (email@example.com). No one may add apps to iPads except Media staff. Note apps can only be added the week prior to school starting in August - or during mid-year maintenance in January. Refer to the Tutorials and Training page for quick-starts with some of these apps.
iPad Apps (as of February 2016)
Permits simple video editing and exporting; add graphics/narration/transitions, trim clips
Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Slides
Access these WCPSS-provided Google services with these apps
Camera / Photos / Videos
Permits you to take photos or record video. “Photos” and “Videos” apps permit you to view photos/videos stored on the iPad.
Standard Apple Apps
Clock, Maps, Photobooth, Notes, etc are available on all school iPads.
Apple’s web browser. Equates Internet Explorer, Firefox, Edge, or Chrome.
The Graphing Calculator for Functions, Geometry, Algebra, Calculus, Statistics and 3D Math!
Illustrates cross-sections for Math
See virtual chemical reactions, using blocks printed from the website
Reads and solves mathematical problems by using the camera of your mobile device in real-time.
Pocket reference for mathematical formulas.
Drag, manipulate and animate visual mathematical representations to develop your understanding of fundamental concepts across elementary mathematics, geometry, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and beyond.
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Interactive white board app
An easy and effective way to deliver videos in the classroom. Video is no longer a passive experience, with EDpuzzle video comes to life with audio-notes and questions. An interactive an unique experience for your students. Make any video your lesson. For students, EDpuzzle provides an easier way to learn through video-lessons outside of the classroom. Students can download the app and opt-in to receive video-assignments directly with questions, so they can check their understanding through the video.
Standard / scientific calculator
Capture (YouTube Capture)
Permits simple video editing and publishing to YouTube. Note students do not have a YouTube account as part of their WCPSS Google account. So, they would have to use a teacher created account (for example, one account for a class period?) or create their own personal account.
If you know two angles and one side of a triangle, quickly and easily calculate the rest. Also handles cases where you know two sides and one angle, or three sides and no angles.
Take any photo, draw a line through the subject’s mouth, and then animate the image with your own voice.
Permits scanning of QR codes
Creates stop-motion animation videos
Using the PuppetPals service, create presentation videos
Augmented reality app/service. Point iPad at a trigger image and links/videos begin to play.
Math graphing calculator
Helps illustrate Geometry concepts
Access the WCPSS learning management system
Use your iPad as a document scanner
Permits you to wirelessly transfer photos and videos from the iPad to a computer
Simple sound recorder
QR Code Creator
Generates QR codes
Calculator (My Script Calculator)
Draw handwritten math problems and this calculator will solve them
With Geometry Pad you can create fundamental geometric shapes, explore and change their properties, and calculate metrics. The shapes are displayed on a scrollable and zoomable workbook with a rectangular coordinate system.
Access the online study tool
Virtual white board, permits recording short presentations with the free account
Access the WCPSS Edmodo service through this app
Access Google’s powerful maps through this app
Permits iPad to be used as a response unit for the Socrative service
Access the popular video sharing site
Access the WCPSS media-rich discussion creator service
Nearpod is an intriguing solution to an "all-in-one" presentation and polling application for classroom and other large iPad environments. The app provides the ability to upload existing presentations as well as create new ones from scratch. Adding interactive features such as question/answer polling, surveys, and drawings are easy and the entire pacing of the presentation is controlled from the teacher's iPad.