iPad Info

Information about iPads

This year Sheldon High School ninth-graders will continue the 4J iT3 iPad pilot that was started at Cal Young and Monroe Middle Schools last year and that was funded through a previous bond measure. Beginning in October 2014, all ninth-grade students are able to check out an iPad for academic use throughout the year. Students will be able to use the iPad both at school and at home for academic purposes. We are excited to give students the opportunity to integrate technology into learning as they prepare for work and study.

Report of Loss, Damage or Theft of 4J Mobile Device

This form is to be used in the event of damage, loss, or theft of any Sheldon High School 4J Mobile Device. Students are expected to request a form, complete it, and return it to an SHS technology staff member or to Sheldon main office within 24 hours of becoming aware of damage, loss, or theft. If the event occurs on a weekend or school break, the student is expected to email the Assistant Principal Carey Killen at Sheldon High School at killen_c@4j.lane.edu within 24 hours and submit the form by the next school day.

SHS Mobile Device Incident Report

 iPads Resources

Whether you’re a high school or col­lege stu­dent look­ing for new apps to stock your iPad or some­one just curi­ous what kind of appro­pri­ate resources are out there, start your search with these 48 great apps. Among them, stu­dents will find help with every­thing from keep­ing home­work orga­nized to find­ing the per­fect first date spot — and just about every­thing in between.

  1. Dictionary.com

    Whether you need to look up the def­i­n­i­tion of a par­tic­u­larly trou­ble­some word, find a suit­able syn­onym or just play around with the Eng­lish lan­guage, this appli­ca­tion can help.

  2. Pages

    Apple’s word pro­cess­ing solu­tion for the iPhone and iPad, this appli­ca­tion will let you write papers, cre­ate newslet­ters and much more.

  3. Num­bers

    Mak­ing spread­sheets was never fun…until you could do it on the iPad! With the help of this appli­ca­tion, stu­dents can orga­nize any kind of data, cre­ate graphs and even set up a budget.

  4. Things

    Have a lot to do this semes­ter? Keep track of it all with this sim­ple and intu­itive task manager.

  5. Dragon Dic­ta­tion

    If you don’t want to invest in a sep­a­rate key­board, this appli­ca­tion — which takes dic­ta­tion when you speak into the iPad — can make putting together a lengthy email or paper a whole lot easier.

  6. Kin­dle

    Whether you’re get­ting text­books or books just for fun, you can use this Ama­zon appli­ca­tion to turn your iPad into the per­fect read­ing device.

  7. iMovie

    Edit movies and cre­ate the per­fect pre­sen­ta­tion or project for your class right on your iPad.

  8. Sketch­Book Pro

    Stu­dents who love to draw will appre­ci­ate the numer­ous fea­tures here, allow­ing users to do every­thing from edit a pho­to­graph to cre­ate detailed and orig­i­nal hand­made artwork.


These apps have got you cov­ered when it comes to learn­ing and studying.

  1. The Ele­ments: A Visual Exploration

    The peri­odic table has never looked as glam­orous as it does in this app. Amaz­ing pho­tos of all of the ele­ments will make you actu­ally want to learn more about chemistry.

  2. Rate My Professors

    Have a great pro­fes­sor? Stuck with a lousy one? Let other stu­dents know about your expe­ri­ence through this handy appli­ca­tion ver­sion of the pop­u­lar online site.

  3. Black­board Mobile Learn

    Many of your courses may use Black­board to man­age mate­ri­als, and you can eas­ily access it on the go through your iPad or iPhone.

  4. gFlash

    With flash­card col­lec­tions that run the gamut from archi­tec­ture to pre-med, you’re bound to find some­thing that will help you study.

  5. TED

    No mat­ter what field you’re pur­su­ing your degree in, you’re bound to find cutting-edge and thought-provoking lec­tures on this site’s application.

  6. iSource MLA

    Need to check and make sure you’re using appro­pri­ate MLAstyle? No wor­ries, this appli­ca­tion will ensure you never lose points on a works cited. If your classes don’t use MLA, there’s also an APA ver­sion available.

  7. Flash My Brain

    Another great flash­card appli­ca­tion, this awe­some tool will help you turn your notes into incred­i­bly use­ful flash­cards for studying.

  8. Text­books

    Why lug around a back­pack full of text­books when you can just keep them all right on your iPad? This appli­ca­tion makes it pos­si­ble, with thou­sands of text­books to choose from.

  9. Arti­cles for iPad

    While Wikipedia shouldn’t be a pri­mary source for your col­lege research, it can prove a great start­ing place. Arti­cles lets you read and dis­cover Wikipedia arti­cles right from your iPad, whether you need to look up the Ming Dynasty or your favorite rock star.


Stay in touch with friends, fam­ily and sig­nif­i­cant oth­ers with these social media applications.

  1. IM+ Pro

    No mat­ter what kind of IM ser­vice you pre­fer, even if you use them all this appli­ca­tion will make it easy to keep in touch with everyone.

  2. Word­Press

    Share insights into your col­lege life through your Word­Press blog, with tools that make it easy to man­age right from your iPad.

  3. Friendly Plus for Facebook

    Face­book has yet to release a ded­i­cated appli­ca­tion for the iPad, but this tool may be all you need to eas­ily post and browse your feed.

  4. Tweet­Deck

    This appli­ca­tion makes it sim­ple to use Twit­ter on your iPad, both for cre­at­ing your own tweets and orga­niz­ing those of the peo­ple you follow.

  5. textPlus free

    Don’t want to waste texts on your wire­less plan? Use this ser­vice to text friends and fam­ily for free.


The iPad can be a great work tool, but it’s built for enter­tain­ment, too. There are plenty of apps to suit your needs, but we sug­gest you start with these essentials.

  1. Net­flix

    With a sub­scrip­tion to Net­flix, you’ll be able to stream thou­sands of movies right on your iPad.

  2. Scrab­ble

    Chal­lenge a friend to a bat­tle of words with this pop­u­lar game.

  3. Yelp

    New to town? Yelp can help you find the best place for a burger, coolest clubs and even a reli­able dentist.

  4. Sound­Hound

    Can’t fig­ure out who’s singing that tune on the radio? Use Sound­Hound to get all the info you’ll need about any song.

  5. Awed­i­to­rium

    Help cul­ti­vate your effort­lessly cool image by check­ing out this appli­ca­tion, which lets you lis­ten to the lat­est songs from up-and-coming artists. You’ll be able to claim, hon­estly, that you heard of them before any­one else did.

  6. Pan­dora

    Choose an artist or song you like and this pop­u­lar online radio site will build a sta­tion around it just for you.

  7. How to Cook Everything

    If you can barely boil water, then you need this appli­ca­tion to help save you from a semes­ter of microwave meals. Mark Bittman shares some great recipes and point­ers on how to do the most basic kitchen tasks.

  8. Angry Birds

    No iPad would be com­plete with­out this iconic game, which flings birds at some seri­ously rude pigs.

  9. AroundMe

    Bored on a Sat­ur­day night? Use this appli­ca­tion and find out what’s going on in your community.

Infor­ma­tion Management

Orga­niz­ing your research, notes and class mate­ri­als can be a pain, but these apps stream­line the process.

  1. Ever­note

    Whether you need to jot down an idea, note a to-do or save an inter­net site, Ever­note makes it easy. Bet­ter yet, unlike an eas­ily mis­placed post-it, you’ll be able to quickly find your notes later.

  2. Drop­box

    Take your files to the cloud with this appli­ca­tion, which lets you eas­ily trans­fer and store all your most impor­tant information.

  3. Intsapa­per

    Found a great arti­cle, but don’t have time to read it now? No prob­lem. Instapa­per lets you save it for later so you can read it right from your iPad — no wifi required.

  4. Penul­ti­mate

    If you pre­fer to take notes by hand, this appli­ca­tion is a must for the iPad. You’ll be able to quickly and eas­ily take and orga­nize even the messi­est of hand­writ­ten notes.

  5. Notes Plus

    This appli­ca­tion is a great way to keep your notes orga­nized and eas­ily acces­si­ble, mak­ing sure the days of lost scrib­bles are a thing of the past.

  6. GoodReader

    How many times have you had class read­ings given in PDFform? Now, with GoodReader, you can bring those read­ings with you, take notes, and high­light in one easy place.


Never for­get an assign­ment again with the help of these great applications.

  1. Out­liner for iPad

    Cre­ate to-do lists, track a project or lay out an entire research paper using this pro­duc­tiv­ity tool — a great way to make sure you’re on task and your papers flow well.

  2. iStudiez Pro

    Do you have trou­ble keep­ing up with all your home­work and activ­i­ties? This appli­ca­tion helps man­age all your assign­ments and oblig­a­tions, send­ing you reminders when due dates are approaching.

  3. myHome­work

    For stu­dents who have trou­ble remem­ber­ing due dates, this appli­ca­tion can be a life­saver. Sim­ply enter in your assign­ments for each class, and the app will help you track them.

  4. inClass

    With inClass, stu­dents can orga­nize their sched­ules, share notes and track when assign­ments are due. The per­fect tool for help­ing any stu­dent stay pro­duc­tive this semester.


If you’re a col­lege stu­dent on a bud­get (is there any other kind?), you’ll appre­ci­ate these money-saving tools.

  1. Kayak HD

    Plan the ulti­mate spring break on a bud­get with the help of Kayak’s tools, which find the low­est prices on flights, hotels, rental cars and more.

  2. CraigsPro+

    Whether you’re look­ing for a new couch for your first place or a car to get you to work, CraigsPro will help you eas­ily nav­i­gate Craigslist postings.

  3. Book­Bar­gain

    Never pay full price for text­books again with this handy app, which searches through a wide vari­ety of inter­net shops to find you the best deal.

  4. Groupon

    Make going out, stay­ing healthy and shop­ping a lit­tle bit cheaper with Groupon’s discounts.


You’ll be able to stay up to date with the lat­est news and fol­low your favorite blogs when you get these applications.

  1. CNN

    Get access to all the break­ing news sto­ries, videos and pho­tos on the CNN site.

  2. Flip­board

    An amaz­ing way to orga­nize your Twit­ter, Face­book and RSSfeeds, Flip­board turns your favorite inter­net sites into a mag­a­zine you can page through.

  3. Pulse

    With Pulse, you’ll be able to tai­lor a news stream that meets your own interests.