Welcome to the Windward Student iPad support site!
On this site you can find the Responsible Use Policy, an overview of the basic configuration for your iPad, a Getting Started guide, Overviews of the Apps you will use in class, and much more.
If you have questions relating to your iPad configuration or use, please check the FAQ section!
iOS8 released (9/17/14) - see the upgrade notes here!
Note: Newer iPads get Number and Keynote, iMove gets a significant update, GarageBand upgrades, new Camera features, plus new Siri and notification features.
Note: The 7.0.6 update includes a critical security patch (that affects iOS 5 and 6 also!) - please complete this update as soon as possible!
7.1 released on 3/11/14 - this includes bug fixes (including a random reboot issue), updates to the keyboard interface, phone dialer, Siri, Radio, Notifications, and a new CarPlay feature. You can find more details here.
The iPad supports essential skill areas — complex communication, new media literacy, creativity, and self-directed learning. IPads engender an incredibly immersive and active learning environment and the unprecedented opportunities to develop personalized, student-centered learning. They facilitate the consumption, curation, and creativity activities — as well as inspire student empowerment. The iPad provides incredible flexibility to vary classroom learning activities at a moment’s notice. And finally, with iPads students have the world at their fingertips– anywhere they might be.
Increasingly a 21st century education is less about place and more about space. And the iPad has become the leading device in which students can navigate and create exciting new worlds.
Need a copy of the handout from Orientation?.