Category Archives: iPads

App Portal: Upper School App List

These apps are available in the Upper School App portal as of January 2021. This does NOT include apps that are automatically installed on your iPads [known as the “Standard Suite”].

Click here to see a PDF of the full list:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQfsXwrxxaCioys_QCaU9xbbpyIHo87bW3G0EWIATmjLFHOhFy8nffUJ1udA1BuuSFc8EnKkJZZ2_kS/pub?gid=104141458&single=true&output=pdf

NameCategorySubCategoryNotes
RBdigitalARCBooksMacon/Bibb Public Library
DRAW 3D JUNIORArt3D
OnShape 3d CADArtCADCreate/Modify 3d models
Adobe FrescoArtCreate
Adobe Illustrator DrawArtCreateVector Art Creation
Adobe LightroomArtCreatePhoto editing
Adobe PhotoshopArtCreateGraphical editing
Adobe Photoshop SketchArtCreate
Autodesk SketchBookArtCreate
Home Design 3DArtCreate
Paper by WeTransferArtCreate
Zing Studio 1.0ArtCreatestop action animation
2D – Paint, Draw, Sketch, CollageArtDraw
Adobe IllustratorArtGraphics
Art Authority for iPadArtLearn
Color UncoveredArtLearn
Learning To DrawArtLearn
Flux BluetoothCodingUsed with some lightbulbs in the ARC
Grasshopper: Learn to CodeCoding
SpriteBox CodingCoding
Swift PlaygroundsCoding
CodeCompSciCodingiPad IDE [integrated development environment]
Budget ChallengeEconomics
Chess – Learn ChessGamesLearn
CheckersGames
Chess HDGames
lichess • Online ChessGames
POWERUP 3.0/DARTGames
Google EarthGeography
Flags and CapitalsHistory
The Congressional RecordHistory
Timeline Eons LITEHistory
Learn Languages with MemriseLanguageLearn
Conundra: A Brain Training Word Game!Language
DuolingoLanguage
MyScript Calculator – Handwriting calculatorMathCalculator
Quick GraphMathCalculator
SciPro Math, Utilities, EducationMathCalculatorpolymorphic, scientific calculator. contains hundreds of mathematical operations,great capability to store data.Unit conversions, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, linear algebra, probability, and finance.
Visual Math 4DMathCalculator2d and 3d graphs
Conundra Math: a brain training number gameMathGame
GeoGebraMath
PandoraMusicConsume
AudioKit Synth OneMusicCreate
BandLabMusicCreateRecording Studio
Djembe Thumb DrumMusicCreate
GarageBandMusicCreate
Music Studio LiteMusicCreate
Piascore – Smart Music ScoreMusicCreate
Roland ZenBeatsMusicCreate
SampleTank CSMusicCreate
Voice Record Pro 7MusicCreate
Sound UncoveredMusicLearn
Syntorial, MusicMusicLearn
Tenuto, MusicMusicLearnMusic Theory
Theory LessonsMusicLearnMusic Theory
Metronome Ϟ,MusicMetronome
AudioKit Synth oneMusicSynth
Korg iKaossilatorMusicSynth
minimoog Model DMusicSynth
Moog Minimoog Model DMusicSynth
Ear CatMusicTrainingInterval recognition game
APTuner: Tuner + StrobeMusicTuner
Bandmate Chromatic TunerMusicTuner
Tuner Lite by PiascoreMusicTuner
New York TimesNewsPaperRequires a subscription – free through 20/21. Email ipad@mountdesales.net to request one.
FunnelNews
Adobe Photoshop FixPhotoEdit
Adobe Photoshop TouchPhotoEdit
Photoshop Express:Photo EditorPhotoEdit
The Great Photo AppPhotoLearn
Adobe Spark Page for GraphicsPresent
AnimotoPresent
KeynotePresent
PagesPresent
Prezi ViewerPresent
WordReference DictionaryReferenceDictionary
iThesaurusReferenceThesaurus
TEDReferenceVideo
WorldABC Blue — The CIA World FactBookReference
NASA Visualization ExplorerScienceAstronomyUpdates from all sorts of NASA missions and satellites
Night SkyScienceAstronomy
Solar System ScopeScienceAstronomy
Star ChartScienceAstronomy
Star Rover HD – Night Sky MapScienceAstronomy
Quake FeedScienceGeology
NASA TelevisionScienceSpace
Building Atoms, Ions, and Isotopes HD LiteScience
HudsonAlpha iCellScience
NOVA ElementsScience
NSF Science ZoneScience
Periodic TableScience
Science Journal by GoogleScience
The ParticlesScience
Vernier Graphical Analysis GW,Science
HudlSports
NumbersSpreadsheet
Vittle: Smart Whiteboard VideoTeachingWhiteboard
NearpodTeaching ToolCreateCreate interactive learning experiences, plus 7k+ k-12 lessons already created
HMH eTextbooksTeaching TooleText
McGraw-Hill K-12 ConnectEDTeaching TooleText
Pearson eText for SchoolsTeaching TooleText
Flashcards+ by CheggTeaching ToolFlashcard
IdeamentTeaching ToolMind Map
Mindomo (mind mapping)Teaching ToolMind Map
Kahoot! Play & Create QuizzesTeaching ToolQuizzes
Quizlet, Education, Games, WordTeaching ToolQuizzes
Socrative Student, EducationTeaching ToolQuizzes
Educreations,Teaching ToolWhiteboardCreate videos, easily share
Explain EDUTeaching ToolWhiteboardCreation stored locally on the device
EduCam Classroom ViewerTeaching Tool
FlipgridTeaching Tool
HP RevealTeaching Tool
MoodleTeaching Tool
Muse: Meditation AssistantTeaching Tooluse with the Headband
myHomework Student PlannerTeaching Tool
PadletTeaching ToolCreate content / Collaborate / Share
Adobe ScanUtilitiesPdf ScanScan docs with Camera, create PDF.
Daily Practice for the SAT®UtilitiesSAT
TapTyping – typing trainerUtilitiesTyping
ReplayItUtilitiesYearbook
Brother iPrint&ScanUtilities
CleverUtilitiesSingle signon app
GmailUtilities
Moment – Screen Time ControlUtilities
QR Code Reader & BarcodeUtilities
QR Reader for iPadUtilities
Adobe Spark VideoVideo
Splice – Video Editor & MakerVideo
Textilus Pro Word ProcessorWP

App Portal: Middle School App list

As of January 2021, these apps are available in the MDS App Portal. This list does NOT include the apps that automatically install in your iPad.

To Download a PDF of the entire list:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQfsXwrxxaCioys_QCaU9xbbpyIHo87bW3G0EWIATmjLFHOhFy8nffUJ1udA1BuuSFc8EnKkJZZ2_kS/pub?gid=264890475&single=true&output=pdf

NameCategorySubcategoryNotes
Statue of LibertyAR
RBdigitalARCPublic Library
2DArtCreate
Adobe Fresco: Draw & PaintArtCreateDraw / Paint
Autodesk SketchBookArtCreate
DRAW 3D JUNIORArtCreate
Home Design 3DArtCreate
Joy Doodle: Movie Color & DrawArtCreate
Kids DoodleArtCreate
Paper by WeTransferArtCreate
Sumo PaintArtCreate
Art Authority for iPadArtLearn
Color UncoveredArtLearn
Learning To DrawArtLearn
Adobe Spark PageArtPhoto
Grasshopper: Learn to CodeCoding
SpriteBox Coding PuzzleCoding
Swift PlaygroundsCoding
Inspiration Maps VPPCreate
Mindomo (mind mapping)Create
PadletCreate
lichess • Online ChessGame
Flags and CapitalsGeography
Today In History Lite EditionHistory
Conundra: A Word Game!LanguageGame
WordMap: Interactive ThesaurusLanguageToolType word, gives out related words + definitions. https://volume.itunes.apple.com/us/app/wordmap-interactive-thesaurus/id1448580560
Memrise: Learn Mangauges FastLanguage
Conundra Math: a number gameMathGame
Quick GraphMath
PandoraMusicConsume
AudioKit Synth OneMusicCreate
BandLabMusicCreateRecording studio
Djembe Thumb DrumMusicCreate
GarageBandMusicCreate
Metronome ϞMusicCreate
Music Studio LiteMusicCreate
Roland ZenBeatsMusicCreate
Ear CatMusicEar TrainingInterval recognition game – 80 levels
Sound UncoveredMusicLearn
Korg iKaossilatorMusicSynth
Minimoog Model DMusicSynth
SolFi Ear Trainer 3MusicTrain
APTuner: Tuner + StrobeMusicTuner
Bandmate Chromatic TunerMusicTuner
Tuner Lite by Piascore,,MusicTuner
New York TimesNewsPaperRequires a subscription – free through 20/21. Email ipad@mountdesales.net to request one.
The Great Photo AppPhotoLearn
Animoto: Slideshow MakerPresent
PagesPresentation
Night SkyScienceAstronomy
Solar System ScopeScienceAstronomy
Star Rover HD – Night Sky MapScienceAstronomy
Quake FeedScienceGeology
NASAScienceSpace
NASA Visualization Explorer NewsScienceSpace
Science Journal by GoogleScience
The ParticlesScience
NumbersSpreadsheet
Google JamboardTeachingWhiteboard
Pearson eText for SchoolTeaching TooleText
QuizletTeaching ToolFlashcard
Kahoot! Play & Create QuizzesTeaching ToolQuizzes
Educreations WhiteboardTeaching ToolWhiteboard
Vittle: Smart Whiteboard VideoTeaching ToolWhiteboard videoCreate smart whiteboard videos just by writing and speaking
EdpuzzleTeaching Tool
Quizzam!Teaching Tool
x2VOLUtilitiesMercy in Action
Adobe ScanUtilitiesPdf ScanScan docs with Camera, create PDF.
Brother iPrint&ScanUtilities
HP RevealUtilities
Moment – Screen Time ControlUtilities
QR Reader for iPadUtilities
Zing Studio 1.0VideoCreatestop action video creation
Ideament

I’m Having Network Issues!

Here is some general advice on figuring out why your devices aren’t working well at home – in no particular order.

One of the first things to do is to check your connection with the outside world. A handy website:
www.speedtest.net
Anytime your connection seems wonky, fire up a web browser, surf to this site, and click the go button. After the test, you’ll have three numbers:

PING measures how long it takes a “Are you there?” message to travel between your machine and a distant server. A longer PING time, or much slower upload/download speeds than normal, indicates a problem with your connection to the outside world.

If there is a problem – the only thing YOU have control over is your router. Try rebooting it [turn it on/off – sometimes the only way is to unplug it.]  The router plugs into the Cox cable connection .

Other things to try:

The iPad reboot dance: http://tech2.mountdesales.net/?p=800. It really IS important to swipe out of running apps.

Make sure you have room on your iPad. Details are here –> http://tech2.mountdesales.net/?p=916

If you have an OS update pending, get it installed. It is generally best to start the update at night – some of these can take a good long while.

When things aren’t working well, check network connectivity with multiple devices. If only one device is wonky, then you know it’s the device. If all of them, then you know it’s either the router, the connection, or the problem is upstream from you.

Cox Support has an automated tool you can access – call up the tech support number, select cox internet, residential… and somewhere in that phone tree is an option to automatically test the line. That’s a good way to test your connection as well – can the Cox network see your router?

In terms of wireless setup, there are some other things to note:

  • These are changes that would be made on your wireless router. How you get into these settings will change from router to router, and I cannot help you there. You can look up online how to access settings for your particular model router, though.
  • If your  wireless settings have both 2.4GHz and 5 GHz radios, try turning the 2.4Ghz band OFF unless you have an older device in the house that ONLY has that type of radio. [Robot vacuums, for example – or really old iPads].
  • There might be some places in the router where you can look for an open channel – you want your router to transmit on a channel that no one nearby is using. Interference from a neighbor can cause all sorts of network wonkiness.
  • Elevate your router – keep it off the floor, if that’s possible.