If you have one or several iPad apps that are “dark”, still installing, and/or giving you a message saying you need to purchase the app from the app store when you click on it, here is what to do:
If you only have a couple of them, check to see if the app is available in the app portal. If it is, try to install it from there.
However, if you have many:
Take the iPad home. Make sure it is connected to your home network. Plug it in. Leave it alone – don’t even TOUCH it – overnight.
If that doesn’t work:
Bring your iPad by the ARC when you can be without it for several hours – either first thing in the morning, or after 12:30.
Even if your iPad apps are “dark” or missing – or your iPad is broken – you can still access the LMS, use Google Meet, access Google Drive, and even check your email by using a web browser [
Safari, Chrome, or Firefox, for example].
Powerschool LMS, surf to this site: lms.mountdesales.net
To join a
Google Meet without the iPad app, surf to this site: meet.google.com
check your email without an app, surf to webmail.mountdesales.net
The open up Google Drive, surf to
The list of iPad apps that all middle school students should have on their iPads:
Catholic New American Bible RE, Checkers Chess – Learn Chess Chess Tiger Drawing Desk: Draw & Paint Art Duolingo Firefox: Private, Safe Browser, Utilities, GeoGebra Classic, Google Chrome, Utilities, Google Docs: Sync, Edit, Share Business Google Drive, Google Earth, Travel, Navigation Google Photos, Photo & Video Google Sheets Business Google Slides Business HMH eTextbooks, HudsonAlpha iCell Medical iMovie, Photo & Video, Keynote Business Laudate – #1 Catholic App, MackinVIA, Books, Math Duel – Two Player Split Screen Mathematical Game for Kids and Adults Training – Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division! , McGraw-Hill K-12 ConnectED, Merriam-Webster Dictionary Books MSB Anywhere, Notability PowerSchool Learning Remind: School Communication Textilus Pro Word Processor Business
The list of apps that every Upper School student iPad should have:
Amazon Kindle, Books Apple Books, Books, Entertainment Bible Gateway, Reference, Lifestyle Constitution for iPad, Reference, Education Firefox: Private, Safe Browser, Utilities, Productivity Google Chrome, Utilities, Productivity Google Docs: Sync, Edit, Share, Productivity, Business Google Drive, Productivity Google Photos, Photo & Video Google Sheets, Productivity, Business Google Slides, Productivity, Business History Today: This day in Historical Events News, Education, Entertainment iMovie, Photo & Video, Lifestyle iTunes U, Education, Reference Khan Academy, Education MackinVIA, Books, Education Merriam-Webster Dictionary HD, Reference, Education MSB Anywhere, Education Notability, Productivity, Education PowerSchool Learning, Education, Productivity Remind: School Communication, Education, Social Networking TapTyping – typing trainer, Games, Productivity, Word Textilus Pro Word Processor, Productivity, Business Voice Record Pro 7, Productivity, Education x2VOL_, Education