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Freshmen ‘iPad Rollout’ runs smoothly in new format

Event streamlined, debuts YouTube series

Photo by Garrison Murphy '15 Mr. Mike Elgins, left, hands equipment to an incoming freshman at the iPad rollout Aug. 4.
Photo by Garrison Murphy ’15
Mr. Mike Elgins, left, hands equipment to an incoming freshman at the iPad rollout Aug. 4.

By Garrison Murphy ’15
THE ROUNDUP

The Great Hall saw an influx of students Monday, Aug. 4 as technology staff distributed new iPads to incoming freshmen.

Both freshmen and faculty said the event was successful.

“It’s very organized, it is in one location, very fast … I really like it,” said incoming freshmen Reed Meyer ’18 who was in line to receive an iPad. “I am very excited; I won’t have to carry books around anymore.”

This year faculty eliminated a presentation during rollout regarding the use and specifics of the iPad, according to System Administrator Mr. Mark Pettit.

Instead, freshmen were directed to watch a series of YouTube videos made by Assistant Principal for Technologyand Instruction Mr. Jim Bopp.

“In past years we have used the gym, … we streamlined the process and it’s all here,” Mr. Bopp said. “The process here only takes 15-20 minutes.”

Freshmen will still go through on-campus training sessions later in the week, slated for Aug. 5-8 and scheduled by last name. Click here for more details.

 

Photo by Garrison Murphy ’15 An incoming freshman receives his new equipment at the iPad rollout Aug. 4.
Photo by Garrison Murphy ’15 Mr. Jim Bopp, right, talks with an incoming freshmen and parents at the iPad rollout Aug. 4.
Photo by Garrison Murphy ’15 A new freshman talks with Mr. Mark Pettit at the iPad rollout Aug. 4.
Photo by Garrison Murphy ’15 Mr. Jim Bopp, right, talks with an incoming freshman at the iPad rollout Aug. 4.
Photo by Garrison Murphy ’15 An incoming freshman receives his new equipment at the iPad rollout Aug. 4.
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