Students must be aware of and abide by the Acceptable Use Guidelines and Personal Mobile Devices Policy. In addition to this, students along with their parents are required to sign the User Agreement. Students have the responsibility of managing their own ICT Devices in a mature and sensible manner.
As previously explained, ICT Devices are tools to support learning at school and at home.
With iPads, students will have their own Apple ID to download College approved Apps from the Apple server on the College network. For added security a passcode, only known to the student, must also be set on iPads and ICT Devices.
Protective Cover or Carry Case
Parents are advised to source an appropriate protective cover or carry case for the iPad & ICT Devices. Particular care should be taken with protecting the glass screen. The cover/carry case should also protect the iPad & ICT Devices casing against scratching. The iPad & ICT Devices are to be treated with care and always be stored in the protective cover/carry case.
Apps for Learning for iPads
iPads will have the necessary pre installed Apps & Emmaus College network settings installed. School approved Apps have been licensed to Emmaus College through an agreement with Apple. Casper, the Emmaus College Apple server will distribute school approved apps to students. Parents have co-contributed $70 towards purchasing
The following Apps have been provided:
- iMovie - video editing/vodcasting/podcasting;
- Keynote - presentations
- Numbers - spread sheets
- GarageBand – creation of music
- Pages - word processing
- Creative Book Builder – creation of e-books
- Explain Everything – create videos to explain concepts
- GoodReader – annotation for PDFs and file management
- MS Office Suite
Students are not permitted to delete any of the Apps that have been pre-loaded on their iPads or those provided by the College. Students are encouraged to organise files in Apps and create folders for ease of use. Parents are financially responsible for any additional Apps students may choose to download. Parents are asked to supervise and use their discretion in downloading additional Apps.
iPads & ICT Devices must be fully charged in readiness for each school day. The College advises that power chargers should be left at home. However, in the case of iPads, the cable which is attached to the AC adaptor may be required at school for transferring of images & videos from the iPad to a desktop computer. We advise that cables are clearly labelled with the student’s details.
iPad & ICT Devices Battery Care
Importantly, heat will degrade your battery’s performance. It is advisable to keep iPads & ICT Devices out of the sun or a hot car (including not leaving it locked up in a hot glove box during summer).
Update to the Latest Software
The College will advise students when a major software upgrade is required. Instructions will be given to students. Periodically, Apple releases minor upgrades through iTunes.
Students can use the iPad & ICT Devices at home to connect to your home network. Parents are encouraged to supervise appropriate usage at home. The College’s Internet filtering program will not work on home networks.
Transporting and securing the iPads & ICT Devices
Students are expected to take full responsibility for securing iPads & ICT Devices on and off site. The College will not be responsible for iPads & ICT Devices that are lost, damaged or stolen.
Within the College
iPads & ICT Devices are to be secured in the student locker when not in use. iPads & ICT Devices are NOT to be left in lockers overnight or on weekends/holidays. If for some reason the iPad or ICT Device cannot be taken home, please check it into the Helpdesk@Emmaus. Students are encouraged to place iPads & ICT Devices into their secure lockers at recess and lunchtime.
Outside of the College
iPads are to be kept in a secure location at home. Do not leave your iPads in a vulnerable location.
In-transit to and from the College
Students are to bring their iPads & ICT Devices to and from school each day, unless otherwise advised. To prevent opportunistic acts of theft, iPad ICT Devices need be concealed within the school bag. It is important that iPads ICT Devices are carefully packed inside the school bag to prevent accidental damage. As a precaution it is advised not to place iPads ICT Devices at the bottom of the bag. Students should exercise care when placing their bags on transport.
Apps and data backup with iTunes and iCloud for iPads
Data files will be backed up in the student’s iCloud account. Loss of data resulting in late submission of assessment tasks and classwork will not be deemed an appropriate excuse for non-submission/completion of course work. It the students’ responsibility to ensure that appropriate means of backup are taken.
Back up on ICT Devices
Students are responsible for backing up their ICT Device. The external media used can be a USB or External hard drive. Loss of data resulting in late submission of assessment tasks and classwork will not be deemed an appropriate excuse for non-submission/completion of course work. It the students’ responsibility to ensure that appropriate means of backup are taken.
MS One Drive Storage Online
The college has a site licence for Microsoft Office. While students are at the college, they are able to download a copy of MS Office onto their ICT device. Part of this licencing agreement, gives students 1 Terabyte space on MS One Drive. This cloud storage facility gives students another option for backing up and storing files.
iCloud is an Apple cloud computing service. To access this account you simply use your Apple ID and password. All Pages, Numbers and Keynote files are automatically stored in the “cloud” when activated via Settings. Synchronization of files happens when the iPad is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
The iPad Screen
The screen is made of glass and is susceptible to damage. Pressure on the screen may cause the screen to crack/fracture rendering the iPad unusable. In this situation, the iPad can become a hazard to use. In the event of the screen cracking or breaking, parents are required to have the screen repaired as soon as is practical. There are many one hour repair booths at major shopping centres.