• Sometimes we need a little shortcut or cheat sheet to jog our memory.  I hope the collection of materials below can help explain the different actions possible on your new MacBook and iPad.  Always feel free to see me in the library or schedule myself or Luis for in classroom help.

    Please know you are welcome to print any materials for yourself or students as reference.  Though we cannot attach stickers to devices, we can place paper copies under the clear cover for quick reference. 

    NOTE:  During the rollout/distribution period you'll notice some items don't function because of security.  Hold tight and keep the faith.  A footprint and emails have been turned in to see if permissions will be given and programs can be added to the software center.

Using the MacBook

  • FWISD iPads have been given a basic setup already.  You just need to personalize and login with your Microsoft ID, Google ID, and Apple ID provided by district. As it is a district device, please don't load personal logins or IDs.   Remember:   no stickers, adhesives, or glues on the devices or cases because of the buy-back program.  A slip of paper can be designed and placed between your clear cover and device with name, OS shortcuts, etc.   

     

    Using your MacBook as a beginner.

    Setup (Article or Video)

    User Guide (Article or  Guide or Video)  

    Getting Started (Article or Video)  

     

    MacBook with Microsoft

    What changes will I see between PC and OS? (Article or Video)

    Quick Reference Guides (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook)

     

    MacBook with OS

    Pages a word processing application (Tutorial or Video)

    Numbers a spreadsheet application (Tutorial or Video)  

    KeyNote a publishing/presentation program (Tutorial or Video)  

    GarageBand an entry level recording application (Tutorial or Video)  

     

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    Universal Control use one mouse or keyboard for MacBook and iPad Tutorial or How it Works or Video

    Digital Planning - (Video)

    Battery Guide -  (Video)

    Classroom User Guide (MacBook or iPad

Using the iPad

  • FWISD iPads have been given a basic setup already.  You just need to personalize and login with your Microsoft ID, Google ID, and Apple ID provided by district. As it is a district device, please don't load personal logins or IDs.   

    Using your iPad as a beginner.  

    Don't have an iPhone and feel left out?  No problem, as iPads are intuitive and touchscreen activated.  

    Setup (Article or Video)  

    iPad User Guide (Article )  

    Getting Started (Article or Video)    

     

    Using iPad as a second display for a Mac with Sidecar. (included)

    Would you like your second monitor to travel the room with you and broadcast notes and changes to a lesson as a student demonstrates concepts?  Or preview student AirDrops before showing them on the Promboard? (Article or VideoNOTE: You cannot sidecar from your phone, but you can AirPlay.

     

    How to take Notes on my iPad. (pencil or finger)

    Want to jot down notes with your iPad now that you've got it?  Have you pulled an article for your students and wish to annotate it for them? Do you know Notability? GoodNotes? (Article or Video) NOTE: One time fee for Notability and/or GoodNotes. Keynote is free. 

     

    Using an Apple Pencil. (optional)

    Hate typing?  Would you rather write notes on your iPad and have them turn into typed text? And what if that text could include drawings, art and diagrams?  Then push it out to students via AirDrop or Google Classroom? (Article or Video) Want truly beautiful notes to make handouts? (Video or Video)  Why don't their hands cause issues dragging across the screen?  Buy an Apple Pencil or Off Brand Pencil with tilt and palm rejection.  Remember: it's easy to take a notes/handouts page and upload to google classroom for testing. 

     

    Using iPad as a Digital Planner  (librarian will start a template catalog to borrow for classroom use.)

    How to track your lessons, get organized and stop forgetting those PLCs.  Simple or complex, manage your classroom.  (Video) For overachievers. (Video)

     

  •  Connecting your devices and your iPad can be done.  Frustrations right now will give way as more Apple Apps and Options are opened once distribution is complete.  You can also turn to Quicktime. 

     

    Information excerpts from Digital Trends

     

     

2022-2023 School Year has FWISD switching to the iOS platform.

Quick Reference Guides

  • Please click on images to print.

     

    Mac OS shortcuts to Quick Commands.

     

    Keyboard shortcuts to Spanish Language 

     

    Full Mac OS cheat sheet