WHS Technology Integration

Tech with Purpose

CH-CH-CH CHANGES Just Keep Comin'

Every October, Apple releases their new products and updates to their operating systems. Our students can now update their iPads to iOS 9. As is the case with any type of technology this change creates a darned if you do or darned if you don't situation. If students do not update they may not be able to download the newest version of apps like Notability or eBackpack without the update. On the other hand, if they update to iOS 9 and download the latest version of Notability challenges may arise. For example, if trying to download a shared Microsoft document from Google Drive they may not be able to import the document into Notability. A work-around exists but until Notability updates their app to translate the MS document to a pdf we are stuck. This is our current reality. App creators will be updating their software to meet the compatibility requirements of iOS 9 and we need to be patient as they work through the transition period.
iOS 9 has features that may slow down the iPad 2's. Each freshmen, sophomore and junior currently has an iPad 2. Directions are located on the Trojan Tech website, please use these directions after updating your iPad to iOS 9 also.
It's very helpful if you can use your iPad to troubleshoot problems students have accessing and using your content.
The Trojan Tech website for updates and student help with all things technology at Wayzata High School. This website is managed and updated by the new Trojan Tech Help desk class. They are creating video tutorials and written instructions for the TT website. They also assist students with iPad needs each block.
Please keep us abreast of accomplishments and roadblocks as you work to integrate technology in your courses.
Keep Swimming and CH-CH-Changing Lives

Tech Friday JAVA Delivery - enter to win

Each Friday 1 winner will be drawn to receive a cup of their favorite morning beverage from a local coffee shop.
When you win - I will visit your classroom Friday morning, deliver your beverage and hopefully get to see the amazing things you are doing with technology in your classroom.
Fill out the form below to enter !!

September 18 Java Winner

Congratulations Kate Granlund for winning a hot chai latte!
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Volume 1 Edition 2
October 8, 2015