To receive an iPad, students and their families must first go to a deployment event at their school. To find out more about deployment and what you will need read through the Deployment Guide.
MONITOR STUDENT PROGRESS
BSD encourages parents and guardians to use the iPad to monitor their child’s academic progress and communicate electronically with their child’s teacher(s). Ask your students to show you what they have learned and created with the iPad, and discuss how they use the device in school.
Canvas Mobile App
Parents and guardians can use the Canvas app installed on the iPad to view their child’s grades, course work, and upcoming assignments. At this time, the district is adopting Canvas as the learning management system and teachers have the option to use Canvas or not in their classrooms.
Parents may also use the Safari browser app to log in to their personal email account to send emails to their child’s teacher(s). Parents and guardians should not add a personal email account to the iPad’s built-in Mail app because personal emails may be visible to anyone who accesses the device.
PARENTING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
While iPads are a powerful learning tool, it is important for families to set boundaries around the proper use of the iPad at home. As a parent or guardian, you have the final say as to how much your child uses the iPad at home. Here are some tips on how you can help your child become a safe and responsible digital citizen.
Rules for Home iPad Use
Set rules for your child’s use of the iPad at home:
Parent Tips and Resources
Common Sense Media provides tips on how to monitor children’s safe and responsible Internet use.
iPad Content is Not Private
Because iPads are district property, school/district administration has access to each iPads Internet history, photos, and other information. Students are required to unlock the iPad upon request by district staff.
Apps Not Allowed on BSD iPads
Certain apps are not allowed on BSD iPads due to concerns such as student privacy and online safety. Other apps may be added to this list in the future. Students also have access to the Bethel App Store called Self-Service where all curricular apps they have access to have been fully approved by district staff including free and paid apps.
iPad Screen and Care
Damaged, Lost, Stolen iPads
Report the damaged, lost, stolen iPad to your student's school.