Five YouTube videos to help you set up your iPad!  Yes!  These are iPad set up YouTube tutorials for you.  Catered to educators, teacher assistants (special education assistants) and administrators in the Langley School District!  Anyone can use these videos, however if you are a Langley School District employee – setting one up for your classroom – then these catered videos are for you.

This is a 5 part YouTube series on how to set up your iPad.  Asked to lead my new staff at Dorothy Peacock Elementary, Langley, B.C. to set up their new iPad minis for their own use in the classroom, I decided to create five YouTube videos with my presentation.

After opening the boxes and charging the iPads, I went on to leading my new staff to set up 13 new iPad minis.  Below you will find my YouTube videos that will lead you step-by-step through creating and setting up your iPad Mini.  Firstly, the videos have headings and so I wanted to try to make the videos are clear as possible.



If you are an employee in the Langley School District, these videos will help you immensely because I have given details in this post and in the videos that will directly assist you.

If you are a Langley School employee, then here a few things you should know before you set up your own iPad Mini for your own use or for your students to use:

  1. Only 9 out of 13 teachers were able to use there email account.  That means that 4 of the teachers email addresses did not go through the verification process.  So please advise your staff to have another email address if need be.  We don’t know why 4 had problems.  Last year when I was at James Hill Elementary, I helped a Grade 1 teacher set up 5 iPads, and she too had this problem.  For some strange reason our school district web account will not drop an email of verification into your email account.  This happened to 4 out of 13 teachers.
  2. If you are using an old Macbook (Pro) remember that your software has to be updated, especially iTunes.  This last step is important, because when you plug in your iPad Mini into your Macbook, it will recognize the device.
  3. Also, many teachers are recommended to just create a brand new Apple ID then using the other ones they have.
  4. These videos are step-by-step and can be stopped at any time.  I recorded myself going through the steps myself.  Some of you may do this differently than me however, I choose to set my iPad Mini up this way because I wanted to make it simple and easy for even the most frightened teacher to feel comfortable. Please email me with any suggestions to add to the video.
  5. If you are interested in syncing your iPad with your MacBook Pro, then please note that what ever device you plug into the MacBook Pro first, will be the one that will sync with that device.  Although you can transfer images, videos and others, there won’t be an automatic sync.  Thank you to Kurt at the board office for that thought.
  6. Enjoy!  Hopefully these videos (like my Outlook YouTube one) will be able to help others in the district.

Enjoy these videos and hopefully they will make your life easier when you have brand new iPads arrive at your school and you need to set them up for staff or for very small groups of student iPads, like they did for my staff. 🙂

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five


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Hi! My name is Victoria Woelders from Vancouver, Canada. I blog about technology, teaching and life as a Mom. This blog is a journey of my passions, inspirations and moonshot thinking.


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