AIS West is pleased to continue the successful "Digital Learning Environment" (DLE) program in the Middle School in the 2017-2018 school year. Students and their families will be asked to purchase an iPad Pro, 128 GB (your choice of screen size 9.7 inch or 12.9 inch). This decision will allow our students to continue to be connected to the AIS West Portal, school email, and educational resources provided to them by AIS West. Students will be expected to have their device in school with them every day. This middle school DLE program will have an impact in numerous areas, including access to and delivery of material, the submission of work, teacher feedback, the development of organizational skills, and the cultivation of essential 21st century technological skills.

If you have any questions or comments please contact Ms. Stephanie Kattera, Technology Integrationist, at skattera@aiswest.com or at +202 3854 0600, ext. 1355

Or

Mai Aboul Soud, at MAboulSoud@aiswest.com, or at +202 3854 0600, ext. 1365

We appreciate your support in helping us deliver an engaging learning experience to our AIS West students.

Technology and Internet Policy – Linked Here

All students are required to add/purchase the apps listed below for their iPads. Please note that the majority of these apps are free.

Brainpop

Chrome

GarageBand

Google Docs

GoogleDrive

GoogleEarth

Google Sheets

IXL

iMovie

Keynote

Khan Academy

Kindle

Numbers

Outlook365

Pages

Do I need to bring my iPad to school every day?

Yes, the iPad is a required tool for all middle school students.

Preparing to Use Your iPad Daily at School

Charge your iPad each evening so it is fully charged each morning.

Check your school e-mail at least once every school day.

Log in and check the AIS Portal daily for upcoming assignments.

Each student needs to know his/her Apple ID user name and password.

How do I set up an iTunes account for my child?

We highly recommend setting up a separate iTunes account that limits his/her ability to spend freely. Apple has created a method for you to manage your child’s Apple ID. Here is the link to Apple's instructions for creating an Apple ID for your child. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT201084?viewlocale=en_US

Below are other links about Apple IDs from Apple:

Apple support: http://www.apple.com/support/ipad/essentials

Parent Guide for Student Apple ID & Apple ID for Students Under 13

http://www.apple.com/education/docs/Apple_ID_Parent_Guide.pdf

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Established in Cairo for over 25 years, American International School in Egypt's (AIS) - West Campus was inaugurated in 2009. Serving the local and international community, AIS encourages and inspires students to become lifelong learners who contribute to a diverse and changing world. An Esol Education school, AIS is part of a network of exceptional international schools around the world in locations such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Cairo, Nicosia and Lebanon.

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