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IPAD Training for Parents

We know the iPad is a “cool” device with many awesome features and capabilities, however, most owners take it out of the box, turn it on, and start downloading apps, unaware of the features that really make the iPad an effective learning device to support educators and learners.   Our local intermediate school district, OAISD, is hosting a training to help you understand this powerful tech tool.

If you have an IPAD, please bring this to  the session –we will not have any to loan during the training.
This session will teach you all about your device:
• iPad Background
• The Basics (Spotlight, Keyboard, Multitasking, Folders/Categories)
• Understanding and changing the settings to meet your needs
• Accessibility features
• VoiceOver/Speak Selection
• Standard apps that come already loaded

Additionally, this session will include 
• Effective methods and resources for locating apps for your specific role
• Effective methods and resources for locating apps for student needs
• Effective methods and resources for locating apps for meeting educational goals
• Hands on exploration of common apps for productivity and education
• Collaboration with others in the session for sharing ideas and strategies for use and implementation
• Setting up an iTunes account


February 21, 2012
4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $15.00 (dinner included)

If you have questions, please contact Anne Thorp at

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Thank You Royal Technology!

Royal Technology is a local company that is very supportive of the HudsonvilleThank you note Public Schools.  They assist with placements for high school students interested in pursuing degreees in engineering as well as donate funds for needy families and learning initiatives.

This year, Royal Technology donated money to go toward supporting learning in district classrooms.  We utilized the money to help fund an IPAD for Mrs. Speidel’s speech and language program.  She will be highlighting the use of this on her school blog throughout the year.

Thank you Royal Technology for supporting learning in the Hudsonville Public Schools.