Westside Technology will be getting an update for the 2021-22 school year! As part of the feedback process we've been surveying elementary grade level chairs and WMS/WHS department heads. Here are answers to questions that have come up.
For a complete description of the technology refresh, please read through our complete Westside Complete FAQ document.
Question: “Can you record your screen on an iPad?”
Answer: YES! The iPad includes built in screen recording. This allows you to create flipped classroom videos, record lectures, and make other tutorials. Read more at the link below. https://support.apple.com/guide/ipad/take-a-screenshot-or-screen-recording-ipad08a40f3b/ipados
Question: “What LMS options will be available on iPad?”
Answer: Any LMS that is available on the laptops is available on iPad. The technology department supports all district approved LMS. Choice in learning management systems remains a district decision at the elementary level, and a building decision at the secondary level.
Question: “Can you connect an iPad to a projector with a cable or is it AppleTV/AirPlay only?”
Answer: Yes! The iPad supports video/audio out via a USB-C->HDMI or USB-C -> VGA adapter.
Question: "Can you use a USB drive with iPad?"
Answer: Yes! The iPad Pro has a USB-C port. You can plug a USB-C flash drive or hard drive directly into the iPad. If you have a USB-A flash drive you can use an adapter to connect it.
Question: “Will I be able to keep my MacBook Air?”
Answer: YES! Teachers are keeping their MacBook for at least the next refresh cycle. That means that all the systems, process and capabilities that you have NOW will be the same as you’l have next August. PLUS you’ll receive a 12.9” iPad Pro for added capabilities.