How do I install apps?
We have made it quick and easy for you! On your student’s iPad, simply select the download buttons next to the app descriptions below. It will take you to the App Store where you will follow the straightforward downloading prompts.
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Before school, please install the CCS Core Apps. Beyond this however, you as parent can determine what other apps might benefit your child in the learning process. Feel free to adapt the iPad learning environment to suit your student’s needs. You may want to do a search on the Common Sense Media (CSM) website to read reviews about an app. CSM also has an app for iPhone and iPad, called the Kids Media App, to review all types of media for kids. Let’s work together to find creative solutions to make your child’s classroom experiences as beneficial as possible. Please be certain to update to iOS 14.4 if your iPad does not ship with it pre-installed, so all the apps will run.
Microsoft 365 License
As a part of Covenant Christian School, your child will be provided with an education license for Microsoft 365. This is a free program and allows the iPad apps to work seamlessly with our desktop Microsoft Office programs. In order to use this free service, the students have been assigned a school e-mail account. To protect your child, we have set the restrictions to block e-mails from any address that doesn’t end in covenantschool.com. All e-mail senders and recipients that do not end in covenantschool.com, will be blocked.
Required Core Apps
All of these apps are free. If there is a question, select the free version.
myHomework Student Planner
This app replaces the paper planner.
The word processing portion of our Microsoft 365 suite. Can be used in conjunction with more powerful desktop version in computer lab.
The spreadsheet portion of our Microsoft 365 suite. Can be used in conjunction with more powerful desktop version in computer lab.
Serves as a hub for teamwork, providing instant access to classroom related chat conversations, content, and tools from across Office 365 into a single workspace. SharePoint and OneNote are built in, and team members can work on Office documents right within the app.
View, edit, or create impactful presentations. Can be used in conjunction with more powerful desktop version in computer lab.
The virtual classroom app. Free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers users’ notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries. Notes can be shared with other OneNote users. Links to Microsoft Forms (online quiz and survey tool.)
Here students will manage their files from the different Microsoft apps.
Shadow Puppet Edu
Easily create videos in the classroom! Students as young as five can make videos to tell stories, explain ideas, or document their learning.
Using the built-in web browser for the iPad, you can search the internet as you would on the computer. Keep in mind that flash-based web sites are not visible through Safari.
Comes with a handy thesaurus also.
This concept mapping app allows you to build graphical maps using text, pictures, lines and arrows.
Improve your grades by studying with flashcards, games and more.
Entire class can play review games together and revisit content later at home with links.
Used to create projects in computer/science.
Remove Photo Background
Math and Language Practice
QR Reader for iPads
Scans QR codes, barcodes, documents and puzzles
Foreign language app
Keeper Password Manager
Manages student logins and passwords
Using this app, teachers can remotely monitor student screens, lock and mute devices. Teachers can also guide students through a lesson, push web sites, screens, and apps to their devices, see their progress, and keep them on track.
Graphing calculator used in 7th and 8 th grade math classes (get free version by William Jockusch)
Data management for science … includes easy graphing features. If you don’t see it, toggle iphone instead of ipad …sometimes it is listed in the wrong place in app store.
Reference for Bible class
Satellite imagery, 3D buildings, 3D terrain for history
Kindle for iPad
You may install this or any other e-reading app so your child can access e-books.
Students will be given a school email address. They will use gmail to communicate with their teachers and send in homework if they are remote learning. Your student’s school email address and gmail app on their iPad should only be used for school purposes.
Parents may log into this app on student’s iPad with the credentials given to them by the office to allow students to view their own grades as well as class assignments.