Thursday, September 11, 2014

All Quiet on the Apple Configurator Front......

   The year is off and running;)!!  ALL iPads are now done and have been handed out to kiddos except three sections of Kindergarten.  They are done, but we are just spending some time foldering apps for them.  YES!
   Still no word on why Configurator trashed by codes?  I DID try reinstalling app with spreadsheets again - fail!  SO I will continue the madness of trying to get the codes back that I would need for some of the apps.  Should be fine, as the VPP program has already responded; as they are VERY VERY good about this!
   Emails, Schoology and "other" type sign in apps are figured out and the kiddos are doing great again this year.   I will be posting our "latest" apps lists for each grade level and content area - as I will be working on this tomorrow and the weekend.

Have a great one - WATCH COLLEGE GAME DAY - stationed once again in Fargo - as you will  see the NDSU Bison  - GO GREEN AND GOLD!
Happy Weekend,
Mrs. I:)

Monday, September 1, 2014

One Day Away ------

  I have less than 24 hours to get three grades ready - NOT.  GOING. TO. HAPPEN!!  Thank you Configurator:(!!!  I have ONE batch of 3rd grade left and then I only have K-2 to finish up this week.   THANK THE LORD that I have AMAZING teachers that are flexible and understanding as they will get their iPads at the end of the week - THANK. YOU!!  I ended up having to wipe EVERY iPad and prepare ALL of them in order to fix the problem!  Still not sure what it was, as Apple helped ZERO - but I found a round-a-bout way to get it done - TIME CONSUMING - but getting it to work nonetheless!! 
  Distribution went well.  We did things a little different this year.  We only had grades 7-12 come and get their iPads as they are the only grade without a "homeroom," so they were the only ones that got them prior to school starting.  Starting tomorrow, various grades will be coming over from the elementary school to pick theirs up.  It looks a little something like this:

  As you can see - the cords were COMPLETE. CHAOS!!!  I STILL don't know why we collect them as the students can be help responsible for this - but oh well - after some time, I was able to unravel all of them and lay out a little better - YUCK!!  I would suggest letting kiddos KEEP them - a pain indeed!  All worked out, however, and we have only about 30 sitting here left for pick up on the first day of school.  They won't be able to take them home until all their paperwork is turned in, but that will be just a day or two for most. 

I will also post updated App lists as I am retyping those buggers up since I don't have the most recent on the blog --- come back later next week for that!

Happy Beginning of the year for ya'll!  Have a great one - and I will continue to post progress, amazing ideas, frustrations, and fun things;)

Happy Day,
Mrs. I:)