Amy's Bits and Bytes

November/December 2015

IT Update

This month there have been staff changes in the IT department. Sarah Lloyd, network specialist, has accepted a new position in the Pulaski School District. She will be missed but we wish her the best in her new position. Please be patient through this transition period.

Here are 3 ways to expedite assistance with technology issues:


  • Non-emergencies, please submit a Schooldude IT request for technology issues (printers, laptops, computers, iPads, Apple TVs, accounts, and Smartboards).
  • Technology emergencies, please call the IT Help Desk at ext. 7832.
  • DIY - answers to common technology questions and issues, check out the Media/Technology Support web page on the TLC's website.

Upcoming Tech Bytes

Computer Science Education Week - Hour of Code - Dec. 7-13

What is the Hour of Code?


  • A one-hour activity. Students of all ages can choose from a variety of self-guided tutorials, for kindergarten and up. Tutorials work on any modern browser, tablet, smartphone, or even with no computer at all.
  • How To Teach One Hour of Code
  • Contact Amy if you are interested in planning or running an hour of code in your classroom.
How to Run an Hour of Code

Coding Apps, Websites, and More

iPad Tips

Lack of Storage Space


  • Students should only download the apps that they will be using. Unused apps should be deleted to make space.
  • Pictures and videos take up a lot of space. Remember that deleting photos does not remove them from the iPad. They also need to be deleted from the “Recently Deleted” file.
  • K-2 Classroom iPads - all iCloud settings should be off EXCEPT: iCloud Drive, Backup and Find My iPad


Apps Not Working


  • Close out of the app by double clicking the home button, running apps appears, swipe app up to close app, click the home button to return to home screen and then, reopen the app.
  • Make sure iPad is updated to the latest iOS 9 update.
  • Shut down the iPad by holding down the wake/sleep button (located on the side of iPad) until the message slide to power off appears then, slide to finger to power down iPad.
  • Reboot the iPad by holding down both the home button and the wake/sleep button until the gray apple appears.
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