Technology can reshape education.And iPad, with its powerful features and apps, opens up new, more engaging ways of learning.
The One-to-One iPad initiative has provided the means to transform the teaching and learning environment at BMCHS so that our students have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to succeed in the digital world.Choosing Your iPadCase Studies
Which iPad is right for you?
- For incoming Freshmen a 32GB iPad Pro, 64GB iPad Air 2, or 64GB iPad Mini 4 will be sufficient to hold all school materials for a school year, including a little extra growing room for personal items like music, videos, and photos.
- Refurbished iPads can also be purchased from Apple of older generations, however, these may not be adequate over the span of a 4 year high school career to keep up with advances in software.
- Students are responsible for providing their own protective case for the iPad.
- Some students have also found it useful to use a bluetooth keyboard in class.
- Students will need to BRING THE IPAD TO ORIENTATION. We will be loading their iPad apps and books for the year at orientation.
Bishop McGuinness Apple Store
Prices below are discounted for Bishop McGuinness students. iPads are purchased through Apple, not through Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School. When you click on a link below, you will be taken to Apple.com to complete your purchase. If you wish to purchase your iPad elsewhere (BestBuy, Amazon, etc.), you will still be able to purchase the AppleCare+ warranty from Apple within 30 days of your purchase, as long as it is a new iPad. Come see Mr. Justin Tyler Moore in the Library to purchase AppleCare+ on your 3rd party purchase.
Be very careful purchasing from Amazon. Sometimes the vendors are re-selling iPads and advertising them as new. If the iPad is not new, you will not be able to add a warranty to the device. If you are not sure, err on the side of caution and don’t make the purchase.
- 12.9 inch Retina Display
- Silver, Space Gray, Gold
- 32GB, 128GB
- Apple Smart Keyboard*
- Apple Pencil*
- 9.7 inch Retina Display
- Silver, Space Gray, Gold
- 16GB, 64GB, 128GB
- 3rd Party Keyboards*
- 3rd Party Stylus*
*optional items not required for school use. Purchased Separately
We have created 5 unique packages at different pricing levels to help you easily pick an iPad. They contain items like cases and keyboards that we personally recommend.
Apple tests and certifies all refurbished products and they include a 1-year warranty.
All refurbished iPad models also include a brand new battery and outer shell.
Limited supplies, but updated frequently. Availability is guaranteed upon receipt of full payment.
AppleCare+ for iPad
Every iPad comes with one year of hardware repair coverage through its limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary support. AppleCare+ for iPad extends your coverage to two years from the original purchase date of your iPad and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a $49 service fee plus applicable tax.
We always recommend you purchase the AppleCare+ warranty through Apple. This covers against accidental damage as well as hardware failures for two years. We recommend getting AppleCare+ instead of a Geek Squad or other 3rd party warranty provider because the Apple Store at Penn Square can usually complete repairs during your 15 minute visit. With other 3rd party vendors, you generally must send the iPad away and your student will be without an iPad for up to a month.
- Phone Support without AppleCare+ (90 days)
- Hardware Service without AppleCare+ (1 year)
- Phone Support with AppleCare+ (2 years)
- Hardware Service with AppleCare+ (2 years), including accidental damage
What to do if you have a broken iPad?
First, bring your iPad to our very own Apple Certified Mac Technician, JTM, in the library and have him take a look at it. He can sometimes fix things right here on campus! If he is unable to get you up and running, or you have a broken screen or other accidental damage, you may need to visit the Apple Store.
The Genius Bar at Apple Penn Square works just like a doctors office and you will need to make an appointment to go in. This saves you time and will ensure the quickest route to be seen in a timely manor. To make an appointment, click the button below:
Case StudiesStudies show iPads in the classroom improve education
Since their release in April of 2010, iPads have taken the world by storm. iPads have swept through almost every industry, especially education. Apple is pushing for iPad use in education, and thousands of schools around the world have taken up the charge and BMCHS is at the forefront of the movement. The proliferation of iPads in the classroom will only keep accelerating. With these powerful mobile devices come a lot of possible benefits for educators and students alike.
A study at Oklahoma State University concluded that 75% of students agreed that the iPad enhanced their learning experience.Oklahoma State University News
University of California Irvine reported iPad equipped students scored 23% higher on national exams than previous unequipped classes.MobiHealthNews
Higher Test Scores
66% of college students and 64% of high school seniors agree that iPads help them study more efficiently and perform better in class.Pearson Foundation
81% of U.S teachers think tablets can enrich classroom learning, and 86% of students believe that tablets can help them to study more efficiently.Open Colleges
Bekah Hightower, Apple Distinguished Educator
Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs) are part of a global community of education leaders recognized for doing amazing things with Apple technology in and out of the classroom. They explore new ideas, seek new paths, and embrace new opportunities. That includes working with each other — and with Apple — to bring the freshest, most innovative ideas to students everywhere.
iPad AppsWhen you enroll your iPad with our Technology Department, each student receives a unique profile specific to their needs and the requirements for their selected courses. Below is an overview of some of the apps that every student receives.
We utilize Google Apps for Education which allows students and teachers to collaborate and send and receive assignments. Drive is the central location where most work is stored and shared, including docs, spreadsheets, and slideshows.
Students and teachers use Notability daily to take notes, sketch ideas, annotate PDFs, mark-up photos, record lectures, provide audio feedback and more. Most teachers encourage notability use for note taking as well as worksheets.
Using an iPad for reading textbooks has more advantages than their print counterparts including full-text search capabilities, notes manager, multimedia content, glossaries, note sharing and many other features.
With Classroom, students and teachers can view their classes, assignments and communicate with their classmates in real time. Students and teachers receive notifications when they have new content in Classroom, so they are always up to date.
Schoology is a powerful learning management solution for iPad. Manage your classes, submit assignments, participate in interactive discussions, take tests, collaborate with your peers, and much more! You can have rich and engaging academic experience anytime, anywhere.
iTunes U provides everything a student needs to bring their learning experience together on iPad. iTunes U is also still the place where anyone with an iPad can learn from the world’s largest collection of free education content.
Electronic RSV-2CE Bible ,Ignatius Catholic Study Bible ,Truth and Life Dramatized Audio New Testament, Over 100 Lighthouse Talks, Audio Bible Commentary from Dr. Scott Hahn, and much more!
Other iPad Details
If parents are interested in placing restrictions on student iPads, fill out the form below and our instructional technology team will reach out to you. If you have any questions, please contact our Instructional Technology Director, Rebekah Hightower at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (405) 858-4727
- Disable App Store
- Disable iMessage
- Disable FaceTime
- Disable iTunes Store
- Disable In-App Purchases
- Block Certain Websites