Set up Google Drive auto back up in Notability

We love Notability- and we want to make sure your Notes are backed up to your Google Drive so that you never have to worry about losing or misplacing a file.

In a few easy steps, you can complete a 1-time setup so that all Notability notes you create/edit/annotate will automatically back up to your FCS Google Drive account. Check out this short video with an overview on how to do just that!


Should I Buy The New iPad Air 2?

Apple just released it’s newest hardware refresh of the iPad. The new iPad Air 2 is thinner, includes Touch ID, has a better camera, and is faster than the predecessor, the iPad Air. But do you need to buy it?

Probably not.

If you currently have an iPad Air, there is nothing in the iPad Air 2 that will make a difference in the ability to use the iPad in classes at FCS. The iPad Air is still a great tablet. Its fast, has a great screen, and can run any apps that could be used in class.

However, if you have an iPad 2 and you would like to update your tablet, it may be a good upgrade to consider. However, if you would like to save $100, Apple is selling the iPad Air for $399 compared to the iPad Air 2 for $499.

If you are looking to upgrade an iPad Mini, don’t. The iPad Mini 3 has exactly the same specs as the Retina Mini. The only addition the the Mini 3, is Touch ID.

Protecting Your Child’s Data

When it comes to safety and protecting your digital content online, Google has one of the best track records. Google has recently created a website( to address how they keep you and your children’s data safe from people who would like to steal or use the data for their own profit. Google has vowed that they do not use the data from their educational customers to sell ads.

The main areas they strive to protect their educational customers are:

  1. Family safety – this page, which provides detail on the security of our services to schools, you can find guidance and tips for keeping families safe online in our Family Safety Center.
  2. No ads in Google Apps For Education services – There are no ads in Google Apps for Education services and they have no plans to change this in the future. Additionally, K-12 Google Apps for Education users do not see ads when they use Google Search and are signed in to their Apps for Education accounts. Read more about this topic.
  3. Data ownership – Google does not own any of the data that your child is uploading to Google. Students can always take their data with them.
  4. Data protection – Google does not sell data to third parties. Read more about Information Sharing

And much more. Google is committed to keeping your child’s Google Apps data contained within the Google ecosystem. Read all about their commitment to safety here: