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10 Things to do at the Beginning of the Year!

1 - Make a Personalized Lockscreen - Make a personalized lockscreen so you can tell the different iPads apart and it will have the district phone number if it should become lost or stolen.

2 - Make an icon of your most accessed website - Make a homescreen icon of the website you are using the most (ex. Google Site, Moodle page, etc.).

3 - Make a shortcut for your email address - Make a shortcut for their Collab email address so they don't have to type it in every time.

4 - Back up Notability files to Collab - Set up so all of your files link to a folder in Collab. GO>

5 - Utilize Google Calendar as a Planner - You can use the Google Calendar as a planner. It connects to your Google Classroom classes. GO>

6 - Connect Explain Everything to Google Drive - Here is a screenshot with directions of how to connect Explain Everything to Google Drive.

Explain Everything

7 - Download and Log into Padlet - Log into Padlet using you Collab account. Follow the directions below. This will allow you to more easily edit your posts on Padlet.


8 - Log into Google Classroom, Drive, Docs, Slides, and/or Sheets and review Google Basics - I would begin with Drive and then sign into the other apps.

Google Drive app log In steps:

explain everything google

Other Google apps log In steps:

  1. Open the app
  2. Tap Continue as...
  3. Tap Sign In

9 - Use the Student Resources Website link - Use this throughout the school year to learn how to use different digital tools. GO>

10 - iPad Top Ten Know Hows - Review the Top Ten Know Hows to understand how to do some important components of an iPad. GO>