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Mark Twain Elementary Library

What's New from TCEA with Monica Garcia & Bill Hamilton

Wednesday, February 19th

Staff Development Room

3:45 - 4:45


Monica and Bill will share exciting apps and new ideas for using technolgoy in your classroom. Bring your iPads or other electronic devices. You can also use this hour towards the weather make up day, if needed.

Apple TV Instructions from Debbie Martinez

This is just a quick bit of information for you. I know some of you are already using your Apple TVs and if you figured it out, pass your knowledge along to others and give your Karma a little bit of polish. : )


I updated the software on the Apple TVs and iPads as they were distributed so hopefully that won’t be an issue for a few months with campus issued equipment but if you’re trying to use your personal iPad or iPhone it will need to be updated to the latest version of the Apple operating system and have the AISDVIPS network password entered. It’s a secret password so if you’re using your own personal device I will need to enter it for you.


That being said, here are the steps to follow to connect your iPad to your Apple TV.


1. Locate the Apple TV box and make sure the blue\white indicator light on the front is on, not blinking. Some of the Apple TVs are perched on top of your projector, some are perched on top of the Promethean board and sadly, some may have slipped into the space behind the Promethean board. If you can’t find your Apple TV, let me know.


2. Locate your Apple TV remote. This is a small, elegant silver rectangle. It has the barcode associated with your Apple TV written on the back. If the light on your Apple TV is not on, use the larger, center depression on the remote to turn it on.


3. Turn on your projector. If you have the PRM35 projector, (black remote) you will press the Source button on the lower left of the projector remote. This will bring a menu up on screen showing the different sources you could connect to. Arrow down and press the center Return button on the remote to select HDMI. If you have a Mitsubishi projector, (white\grey remote) press the HDMI button on the lower right of the projector remote. You will see the Apple TV menu or the Apple TV screen saver.


4. Turn on your iPad. If it has been on for a while, please turn it off and back on. Once you’re at the iPad desktop, swipe up from the bottom of the screen. You will see this symbol AirPlay. Tap the icon and you will see a list of names identifying, by room number, the Apple TVs located on campus. Choose your number and slide the white button to the right to turn Mirroring on. You should see whatever is displayed on your iPad on the projector display.


You should be able to move about freely in your classroom and stay connected with the iPad. Experiment a little bit to determine signal range. If you lose connection, just swipe up on the iPad and choose AirPlay and reconnect. For suggestions on using the iPad in your classroom contact Charles Bagley, the Instructional Technology person for elementary campuses.


Debbie Leland, children's author, visits February 25th!

Here's the schedule for the author visit:

Presentations will be in the cafe'.


8:30 - 9:15 Pre - K am & 5th Grade


9:20 - 10:05 1st & 2nd Grades


book purchases & autographs (in the library)


1:25 - 2:05 3rd & 4th Grades


2:05 - 2:50 Pre - K pm & Kindergarten


**If you see a problem with the schedule let me know.