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Christopher K. Sokolov February 16, 2012 4 iPad Integrated Technology / Frequently Asked Questions

Parental restrictions give the family an opportunity to choose which features of the iPad are available to their family.

To turn on Parental Restrictions, go into the iPad Settings App and find the section marked "General" on the left. When you tap "General", scroll down until you see "Restrictions", on the right. Tap that and, at the top, select "Enable Restrictions". You will be prompted to create a 4 digit passcode which needs to be completely different from your daughter's iPad lock password (and kept confidential). Once the restrictions are enabled, you can turn on/off different apps. 

For more information about iPad restrictions, please refer to this documentation by Apple - http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4213

Jason Clarke May 22, 2014 Faculty and Staff / Tips & Tricks

An Introduction to Epson BrightLink Interactive Projectors

All software and hardware needed will be installed by the technology department.

The original of this document, and additional documentation supplied by San Domenico or Epson is available online.  Please see this link to access a Google Docs folder with this information.  Have questions?  We are here to come to your classroom and help!  E-Mail techsupport@sandomenico.org.  Thank you!

  1. Introduction to the interactive presentation tools
  2. Basic navigation within the tools
  3. Tips, tricks, and shortcuts/using the built in toolbar
  4. Using the Doc Camera
  5. Creating an interactive lesson
  6. Apple TV – when, why and how?
  7. Questions

The Pen
Note: Launch Easy Interactive Tools
Using the pen is similar to using a mouse. You have two pens, for 2 users simultaneously, either teacher and a student or two students. Pens turn off after 20 minutes of inactivity (slide the switch on and off) to wake it up.  Light is green when turned on, if battery is low the light will flash.

  1. To turn on the pen, slide the power switch. The green light comes on briefly. If the battery is low, the light flashes. (Note: For best performance, hold the pen perpendicular to the board, as shown below. Do not cover the black section near the tip of the pen).


  1. Do the following to use the pen as a mouse:

      (Pen is plugged in via USB to computer)

  • To left-click, tap the board.
  • To double-click, tap twice.
  • To right-click, press the board with the pen for about 3 seconds.

• To click and drag, tap and drag with the pen.

• To move the cursor, hover over the board without touching it.


  • When you are finished using the pen, slide the power switch to turn it off.

Tip: You can control what is on the whiteboard from your computer mouse as well as from the whiteboard itself using the pen.
Easy Interactive Tools
Easy Interactive Tools lets you use your interactive pen as a mouse to navigate, select, scroll, draw, save, and interact with projected content from your computer. Located on the dock of your computer (also in Applications folder)
These two modes are available:
Interactive mode displays the toolbar on the projected image and lets you use the pen as a mouse to open applications, access links, and operate scroll bars. You can also annotate whatever is displayed from your computer. There’s an on screen keyboard, flashlight tool.
Whiteboard mode lets you project one of three solid colors or 6 background patterns and use the toolbar to write or draw on the background. You can also import images from your computer or a document camera. In whiteboard mode, two people can use the pens at the same time. Easy Interactive Tools is in the dock or in your applications folder.  
The Built-in Toolbar (how to use without a computer)
1.  Press one of the Source buttons on the remote control to select the source for the image you want to annotate. If you simply want to use a blank screen, press the Computer button and select Computer2 or another unused source. Note: You cannot use the built-in toolbar if you select the same source that is selected for Easy Interactive Tools in the Extended menu.
2. To activate the toolbar, tap the projection surface with the pen. You see arrow icons on the left and right side of the projected image. Note: The toolbar arrows disappear if they are not used. To make them reappear, tap the projection surface with the pen.
3. To display the toolbar, select one of the arrows. Note: You can use the pen to move the arrows up or down.
4. To close the toolbar, select the icon at the bottom of the toolbar.
Interactive Whiteboard Activities

  1. Big and Small Animals


  1. Leo Loves to Spell (http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bll/leo/index.htm)
  2. Pet Shop


  1. Build a Dinosaur

  4.  Time with Clocks http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-3/read-clocks-and-write-times
5. Writing Practice http://www.meddybemps.com/SpinnerPad.html
Apple TV and iPad
Great Resources
- Epson 485wi Brightlink Users Manual (separate attachment)
- Epson 485wi Quick Start Guide (separate attachment)
- Easy interactive tools guide (separate attachment)
-Interactive Whiteboard K-5 activites: http://teacher.scholastic.com/whiteboards/languagearts.htm
-Brightlink Bright Spots Demonstration Videos: http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/Video-Library/video/Projectors_Product-Lines_BrightLink/BrightLink-Bright-Spots-Prezicom/1161614040001?BV_UseBVCookie=yes
-Ted Lai case study: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rGK6MQLDBA