A short while ago, I wrote about Chromatik and their wonderful offer to send an iPad to any school that had 100 students sign up for their service. Chromatik is free, and you need an e-mail to sign up.
I started by having students (willingly) sign-up one by one at a computer in my room, but that took too long. Afterwards, I realized that the Chromatik app has a “sign-up” button right on the app, so I was able to pass two iPads around the room and have students sign-up that way.
Chromatik was great about getting back to me, but were only able to verify 26 of my students. I didn't know what was going on, because I could see those students in Chromatik as invited to my playlists. Then I realized: all the students that signed up on the iPad are not being counted. Sure enough, Chromatik looked into it, and the iPad subscriptions were showing up on a different server. So they sent us an iPad.
I name the choir's iPads. Our first iPad, an iPad 2, was named Bach. A second iPad we received this summer was named Beethoven. I want to save Brahms for a 4th Generation iPad, but my advanced women's choir had a great suggestion. We just performed Irving Berlin's White Christmas, so they suggested that we name the third iPad “Berlin.” And so it goes.
Berlin is a 16GB iPad 2…which is just fine with me! He is a welcome addition to our iPad family, and I'm going to look forward to using him with our students when we get back from our holiday vacation.