Ignite the creativity in every student with Apple Education.

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.

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With Apple hardware and software in the hands of students, the work they need to do becomes the work they love to do. Students love iPad because it can be whatever they need it to be. It helps them explore topics in new ways, and to discover new skills with a Multi-Touch experience that’s interactive and engaging.

Packed with power, Mac helps students and teachers tackle the most ambitious projects, fuelling them with confidence to take on any assignment.

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Apple Tools for IT and Deployment

Apple has built powerful tools specifically for schools to support administrators with deployment, help teachers with classroom workflows and personalise learning for every student.

These include services such as:

  • Managed devices services
  • Managed cloud/file storage services
  • Managed software services
  • Identity management services

Apple School Manager is a simple, web-based portal that lets IT administrators deploy iPad & Mac in schools. You can easily provide students & staff with access to Apple services, set up devices, get apps & books, and enable teachers with tools to create engaging learning experiences — all from one place. Now with Microsoft Azure Active Directory support, it’s easier to integrate iPad & Mac into your existing environment and provide your students & staff with access to key Apple services for teaching and learning.

Shared iPad enables multiple students to use the same iPad while ensuring a personal learning experience and keeping each student’s data separate and secure.

Classroom lets teachers manage classroom iPad devices. They can open apps and links to guide students through a lesson, send and receive documents with everyone in the class and view iPad screens to keep an eye on student work.

Classwork enables teachers to share and receive instructional materials, review student progress, provide instant feedback and personalise instruction. Students have one place to see assignments, submit their work and see their progress.

Apple Teacher

Apple Teacher is a free professional learning program designed to support and celebrate educators who use Apple products for teaching and learning. The program helps educators build skills on iPad and Mac that directly apply to activities with their students and earn recognition for the new things they learn. It’s easy, flexible, fun, and inspiring—just the way professional learning should be.

The program is open to all educators and is a great way for schools and districts to offer free professional learning that their staff can work through together. When educators sign up for Apple Teacher, they start a self-paced journey through the Apple Teacher Learning Center—a personalized online learning experience that can be accessed from anywhere! Apple Teacher is perfect for educators who are new to Apple products or even those who have been using them for years—whether they have a single device or one for every student—Apple Teacher has the tools teachers need to use iPad and Mac to connect with all learners.

  • Teaching Code

    When you teach code, you’re not only teaching the language of technology. You’re teaching new ways to think and bring ideas to life. And Apple has programs to help you teach coding, whether you’re just starting or ready to get your students certified in Swift.

    The Everyone Can Code curriculum will guide you through Swift Playgrounds, an app that teaches coding for kids through a world of interactive puzzles and playful characters. It will help you introduce coding in the same language used by professional app developers.

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  • Everyone Can Create

    Apple was founded on the idea that technology can unleash creativity — and they’ve designed hardware and powerful apps like GarageBand, iMovie, Keynote, Clips and Swift Playgrounds to do just that.

    Everyone Can Create gives students the tools to develop and communicate their ideas through drawing, music, video and photography with iPad. It gives teachers projects to bring creativity to every subject, and parents new ways to engage with their children and nurture skills for learning and beyond. It’s designed to ignite and champion creativity — because creativity is at the heart of what moves our world forward.

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Recommended apps for iPads in education

Embedded into the Apple ecosystem there are a wealth of (free) native Apps with a broad range of tools and capabilities, that facilitate and promote creativity and higher order thinking in learning and teaching. Let us help you to upskill to gain digital confidence with the technology and apps, to then create authentic, relevant, and inspirational learning experiences for your learners in the classroom. You don’t know what you don’t know, and we support educators to ensure the pedagogy is leading the technology in your school.

  • Keynote:

    Keynote is more than just a ‘presentation’ app. Embedded tools are exceptionally easy to use and include charts, diagrams, photos, video, audio and an extensive object library… as well as a powerful capacity to bring slides to life through the use of animation and cinematic effects. Slides can be exported as a pdf, jpegs, movies, animated gifs or even in powerpoint format. Keynote also works intuitively with the Apple pencil, with a ‘scribble’ capability or free drawing for note taking or annotating. Transitions and themed templates add an extra ‘wow’ factor for presentations. An exceptionally versatile app for use across every year level for learners and educators.

  • Pages:

    Pages is primarily a word processing app, that offers so much more than basic word processing. Utilising a broad range of tools and templates, learners and educators can easily create documents with customised fonts, personalise text styles and amazing graphics, photos, galleries, audio clips, video and even maths equations…to publish end products such as letters, reports or interactive books…with or without collaboration.

  • Numbers:

    Numbers supports hundreds of functions. Its intuitive tools make it simple to perform complex calculations with great precision, figure out formulas, filter the data and sum up what it all means. Use pivot tables and Smart Categories to quickly organise and summarise tables for an even deeper understanding of the story behind your data. Bar and column charts with clearly labelled numbers and adjustable sizes, insightful radar and doughnut charts, interactive graphs and a library of over 700 customisable shapes help you turn your numbers into beautiful data visualisations.

  • iMovie:

    Edit videos on the fly or explore iMovie on your Mac. Design your masterpiece from scratch or get help shaping your story with the new Magic Movie and Storyboards on iPhone or iPad. Select media or an album from your library, then Magic Movie identifies the best parts of the footage and automatically creates an edit. Experiment with different video looks by choosing from over 20 different styles. Easily rearrange or delete clips from a simplified list of your shots and modify the details with tools for clip trimming, splitting and more. And hear the magic as your music dynamically recomposes to the length of your project.

  • Clips:

    Only available on iOS (iPad and iPhone), use your camera to capture photos and video and seamlessy ‘drop into’  Clips and combine to create a movie to easily share with friends and family.

    Taking time to explore creativity by adding an animated title, captions, stickers, animated gifs, memojis, filters and music, results in a unique, informative and fun video to keep and share.

  • Maps:

    Maps is a versatile tool, not only for navigation purposes for cars, walking or public transport, but as a learning tool, it offers learners the opportunity to search for places and important landmarks, with detailed graphics and 3D capability, cartography and a ‘Look Around’ feature for street-level view and images. Siri enabled, even the youngest learners can utilise ‘Maps’ to learn more about the world around them…locally, nationally and globally.

  • Notes:

    Is a free app that can synchronise across iOS and MacOS devices and may be used for quick notes with text or handwriting (iOS with Apple pencil), but also offering embedded tools to create checklists and add images, web links, scanned documents or hand-drawn sketches. This app allows users to create folders and sub-folders to sort content and has a powerful search capability to locate typed or handwritten notes and easily share with family, friends or contacts.

  • Apple Classroom:

    Apple Classroom app is a teaching and management tool for iOS and MacOS, that allows teachers to create ‘classes’ of students to guide them through lesson activities, see their progress and support them in their learning. Students do not need this app to be part of an ‘Apple Classroom’. Files may be shared and specific apps launched for students or created groups of students, student screens may be shared through air-play and screens may be locked for direct instruction. Wi-fi and air-drop is needed for this app to function.

  • Tayasui Sketches School:

    Is a third party, free app available on the Apple app store for iOS only. Learners and educators of all ages can easily use the range of tools to create stunning drawings (with or without the Apple pencil). With a range of art brushes, an extensive colour and gradient palette, easy resizing of brush strokes, symmetry, measuring and cutting tools and the capability to add photos for sketching more realistic drawings, creations may be exported as jpegs for seamless use in other Apple apps.

Extra free and paid apps are also optional extra apps for particular year levels and faculties. Please contact us for more information.

Apple also provides a broad range of valuable (free) educational books and resources on their Book Store. For a comprehensive list and support to utilise in the classroom, please contact our Apple Professional Learning Specialists.

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