Apple and Education

Ignite the creativity in every student.

At the heart of everything Apple does is a single vision: to create amazing products that enrich people’s lives. It shapes not only what they make, but how it’s made and what they care about. Apple technology is designed to give students new ways to experience and demonstrate their learning — no matter what type of learners they are.

Why Apple and Education

For more than 40 years, Apple has worked with and learned from educators to understand the best opportunities for technology in learning. iPad and Mac give students a canvas as limitless as their imaginations so teachers can unlock the unique genius in every learner.

Apple Education Learning Series

This series is presented by the Apple Education Leadership and Learning teams. Each video is designed to help educators use Apple products and their built-in features to enable remote learning for all students.

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Management and Deployment

Powerful tools from Apple support IT managers with their deployments and teachers with their classroom workflows, so students can learn in a secure and personalised environment.

Apple has designed powerful tools for schools to use for deployment, to help teachers with classroom workflows, and to enable a personalised learning experience for every student

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Apple School Manager

Apple School Manager is a simple, web-based portal for IT administrators to deploy iPhone, iPad, iPod touchApple TV and Mac computers all from one place. When used with your mobile device management (MDM) solution, you can configure device settings and buy and distribute apps and books.

Apple School Manager and your MDM work together

With Apple School Manager, you can assign school devices to your MDM server so they are automatically enrolled and configured. Since you can set the default MDM server by device type, it’s easy to automate assignments for iPad and Mac. With MDM you can wirelessly deploy apps and books, configure Home screen layouts, filter web access, schedule overnight software updates, find misplaced devices and manage dozens of other settings.

Choosing your MDM solution

MDM solutions are available from a wide range of vendors, whether your school is better suited to a cloud-hosted environment or an on-premises server. MDM solutions come with different features and pricing, so you have flexibility in deciding how to bring Apple devices into your school. The MDM solutions below support the education features in iOS.

Zero-touch configuration for IT
Get your users up and running quickly without having to physically touch or prep devices. By automating MDM enrolment for large-scale iOS deployments, your users can immediately set up accounts, configure corporate policies and assign apps over the air.

Wireless setup
Supervision provides a higher level of device management for corporate-owned iOS devices. You can wirelessly enable this mode during setup, allowing additional restrictions such as turning off iMessage or AirDrop. Supervision also gives you additional device configurations and features, such as web content filtering and single-app mode.

Streamlined setup
The ASM makes it even easier to set up users on iPad and iPhone. After devices are linked with your MDM server, users are guided through the activation process with the built-in Setup Assistant. You can streamline the setup even further for your users by specifying that certain screens be skipped during the initial device setup.

Mandatory and lockable MDM enrolment
Your iOS devices can be preconfigured to require automatic enrolment in MDM. This ensures that devices are configured based on your organisation’s requirements, and guarantees that all users get those configurations on their devices. You can also lock users’ devices into MDM for ongoing management.

 

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Volume Purchasing Program (VPP)

The Volume Purchase Program (VPP) makes it simple to find, buy, and distribute apps and books in bulk for your organisation. Whether your workforce uses iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you can provide great content that’s ready for work with flexible and secure distribution options. And you can get custom B2B apps for iOS that are built uniquely for you by third-party developers and procured privately through the VPP store.

  • Get apps and books in bulk
    Purchase world-class apps and engaging interactive books in volume, and equip your entire workforce with innovation. Through the VPP store, you can buy apps for both Mac and iOS as well as books from the iBooks Store. You can also get custom-made business-to-business (B2B) apps that are built uniquely for you by third-party developers and procured privately through the VPP store, so your business gets exactly what it needs.
  • Buy with purchase orders
    Use a purchase order to buy VPP Credit redeemable on the VPP store. VPP Credit can be procured for a specific dollar amount and is delivered electronically to account administrators. You can buy VPP Credit through your Apple purchasing account or through your Apple Authorised Reseller.
  • Streamline distribution
    Assign apps and books to users or groups through Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions — giving you complete ownership and control over your content. When apps are no longer needed, they can be reassigned to a different user. Or you can choose to distribute content via redeemable codes, permanently transferring the app or book directly to your users.

Apple Teacher

Apple created the #AppleTeacher program to support and celebrate educators with free professional development resources.

Become an #AppleTeacher and get access to free lesson ideas, learning materials and guides designed to help increase productivity and spark creativity in classroom workflows

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Apple Professional Learning Specialists

The Virtunet short workshops will help your teachers build new skills with Apple products and integrate them into learning to create innovative instruction across all year levels and subject areas. Some examples include our “Everyone can Create” workshop which explores how to integrate creativity through drawing, music, photography and video into lessons,  and our “Everyone can Code” workshop which introduces coding concepts and fundamental coding skills into the classroom.

We can also tailor long term strategic engagements to coach, mentor and support teachers and school leaders in advancing their teaching and learning programs with an emphasis on innovation, to engage students in deeper learning. Virtunet provide a comprehensive set of Personal Development courses thought by actual teachers who are experienced, trained and certified by Apple – iPad learning, AR, Learning with Mac and much more!

• Visionary conversations
• Consultative relationships
• Flexible curriculum integration practices

• Hands-on and immersive learning experiences
• Research-based instructional technology strategies
• Personal experience with innovative teaching and learning

Specialists Profile

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Bev Babbage

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Bev is a teacher who presents training courses and provides consultancy on innovative use of technology in education, providing in-school consultancy, support and training for teachers in Primary and Secondary Schools in Australia. While she is a regional specialist in NSW and interstate, she frequently visits Sydney and will come to any schools and areas by request.

Bev is an Apple Professional Learning Specialist and is also endorsed to provide NESA Registered Professional Development for NSW teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher and provides Approved Refresher Courses for Returning Teachers.

Simone graduated with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English Literature, History and Theatre and a Graduate Diploma in Education from Australian Catholic University.

Being part of the pilot program for 1:1 MacBooks, Simone experienced first-hand then and continues to see a great need for high quality technology training for teachers with a specific focus on pedagogy, particularly in this fast-paced moving world of new and emerging technologies.

Simone has spent the past five years as a presenter and Professional Learning Facilitator focusing on training teachers to effectively use Apple technologies to augment their teaching and learning experiences.

Apple Products for Education

Apple products are built with teachers and students in mind to support the work they do every day and to inspire creativity in the classroom.

Apple builds hardware, powerful apps, the most advanced software and free curriculums — all designed to help teachers ignite the creativity in every student.

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Augmented Reality with iPad

Augmented reality provides new ways to connect your classroom to the 🌏. Spark curiosity and extend lessons with AR on iPad using simple project ideas, and see how AR apps can integrate across subject areas.

Teach students about the world by changing how they see it through AR on iPad. Turn the classroom into the cosmos, make ancient history lessons as vivid as the present or peer inside everyday objects to understand how they’re put together.

Mac and iPad are terrific for what happens in the classroom. And they’re just as amazing for things students do outside of class, like shooting a movie for an assignment or creating a song to demonstrate what they’ve learned.

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