Tuesday, May 1, 2012

First iPad Training a Success

Forty-eight teachers from Jenison Public Schools were the first to receive staff issued iPads.  These individuals attended a volunteer two-hour distribution and training on Monday, April 30.  Staff members are receiving these devices as part of a successful bond in February of 2011.  After significant research and planning, the district chose to provide staff members with iPads to enhance teaching and learning.

JPS staff members during iPad training

JPS Director of Information Technology Dave Tchozewski was assisted by Technology Assistants Barb Kadzban and Laurie Edgcombe, Technology & AV Support staff Melody VanStrien, and Technology Integration Specialist John Otto in providing a successful training.

Dave Tchozewski, Director of Technology, leads iPad training for staff

Staff members worked to complete an initial setup of the iPad and configure their email and calendars settings.  They were also exposed to a number of Tips & Tricks for becoming better and more efficient users of the iPad.  Finally, a number of suggested apps were demonstrated and discussed on how they could impact student learning.

Resources for the iPad rollout can be found at http://goo.gl/jsiHH.

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