Apple ID Creation Process for MLTI Participants (Age 13 and older)

posted Sep 4, 2014, 4:39 AM by Mike Arsenault   [ updated Sep 14, 2015, 4:25 AM ]

Some MLTI participants who are 13 years of age or older may already have their own personal Apple ID. They should use their Apple ID in the MLTI program. For users 13 or older who do not have an Apple ID, you can follow the steps below to create an Apple ID that does not have a credit card associated to it.

  1. Click iTunes Store (on the left side of the iTunes window), and pick USA by clicking on the American flag in the bottom-right corner of the main iTunes Store.
  2. Navigate to the App Store by clicking on App Store from the top navigation bar.
  3. Important: Before proceeding to the next step, you must download and install a free application. To find a free application, navigate to the Top Charts column on the right side of the App Store window. Scroll down until you see the list of Free Apps. Select any application by clicking on it. Then,  click Free App underneath the application icon.
  4. In the pop-up window, click Create Apple ID.
  5. You are directed to the "Welcome to the iTunes Store" screen. Click Continue.
  6. You'll need to read and agree to the iTunes Store Terms & Conditions. Make sure you select the checkbox next to "I have read and agree to these terms and conditions."
  7. Click Continue
  8. Enter your email address (school address would be good for this), create your password, continue to create and answer your security questions, and then enter your birthday.
  9. You can also enter an optional rescue email address. If you frequently change email addresses, this is recommended.
  10. Once you are satisfied with the information entered, click Continue.
  11. Select None s the payment type.
  12. Continue to fill out the required name and address fields.
  13. You'll then see a "Verify you Account" screen. Click Done, and then check your email for a verification email from iTunes Store.
  14. Open the email, and click the link enclosed in the email to activate your account.
  15. Once you click the link, the Apple ID website should ask you to sign in with your account name and password.
  16. After signing in, you should see that your email address is associated with your Apple ID. A button labeled "Return to Store" should appear.
  17. Once you sign in, you'll then see the "Congratulations" screen. Click Start Shopping to be taken to the App Store home page.

How to Properly Coil Your Charger Cord

posted Sep 5, 2011, 4:36 PM by Mike Arsenault

The folks at LifeHacker have created a video demonstrating how to coil your charger cord without damaging it.


MLTI Battery Replacement NOW Available at HMS

posted Dec 14, 2009, 7:48 AM by Mike Arsenault   [ updated Dec 14, 2009, 8:40 AM ]

You can now get your battery replaced when it loses its charge at school. Just bring your laptop to room 206 to exchange it with a fully charged battery.

Please leave your charger at home and charge your battery each night.

Battery replacement is not meant to replace home charging. You must recharge your battery at home. We will not have enough replacement batteries if students do not charge their batteries at home. Batteries may not be replaced before 10:00AM.

If you have any questions please see Mr. Coffin or Mr. Arsenault in room 206.

See the following video for instructions on how to replace your battery.

MLTI MacBook Battery Replacement

Thanks to Elsa B. and Gabby B. for creating this instructional video.

NASA Rolls Out iPhone/iPod Touch App

posted Oct 28, 2009, 7:50 AM by Mike Arsenault

NASA has created a free app that will allow you to keep current on all space missions. To learn more about it see this CNN article or click to get the APP.

Free Dial-Up Internet Access for MLTI Students

posted Sep 29, 2009, 5:52 AM by Mike Arsenault

2009-2010 Form

Free dial-up home internet access is available again this year for all of your 7th and 8th grade students (or high school students if you are a MLTI 1:1 high school) who are eligible for free or reduced price lunch. We have tried to make the application and set-up procedures as quick and easy as possible in order to maximize the number of students participating in the program.
This service is being provided through a cooperative agreement between Great Works Internet and the Maine Learning Technology Foundation, a privately funded non-profit set up to support ancillary services associated with MLTI.

We hope that you will encourage your eligible students to take advantage of this offer; home access is an important part of the MLTI experience which is available to most of your students but effectively denied to those who can’t afford it. Anything you can do to spread the word on this offer--through teachers and directly to the students and their parents--would be great.

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HMS MLTI Rollout 2009-10

posted Sep 2, 2009, 12:45 PM by Mike Arsenault

All HMS students will receive their new MLTI MacBook laptops on Thursday and Friday September 3rd and 4th. All HMS laptops will remain at school until students return their signature form and $25 protection fee.

8th Grade students will begin taking their laptops home on Friday, September 11th.
7th Grade students will begin taking their laptops home on Tuesday, September 22nd.

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