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Back to School with Apple

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Learning with iPad: Back to School Series

Apple have released their first Apple Education professional development opportunities for 2021 – Learning with iPad Back to School Sessions.

Conveniently scheduled for educators to attend before school returns on 20 & 21 January, you can choose from a collection of seven exciting workshops where you can discover fun iPad apps, lesson ideas, technical setup tips for your classroom and free learning materials designed to unleash creativity in the classroom.

So get ready for the next school year and register today!

 

EduDay 2021 – Setting Up For Success

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EduDay 2021
Wednesday, 20th January 2021 | 10:30AM – 3:30PM (AEDT)
Kickstart your year with Microsoft Australia. As the 2021 school year begins, this EduDay will provide an opportunity for K-12 teachers to explore new ideas and resources for empowering their students’ learning and improving teacher productivity. Set up your teaching year with success and sign up for one, some or many sessions where you will learn from classroom teachers and Microsoft specialists on how you can make the most of the educational technologies you already have access to. Register now for the free virtual sessions!

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MIEE Webinar Perth

Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts | Webinar Series, Session 4 (Final)

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Join us as we explore how these MIE Experts are using Microsoft tools to enhance teaching and learning in their classrooms.

  • Will Horwood (Penrhos College) – Forms and Quizzes
  • Mirela Ionascu (Lathlain Primary School) – Windows App Smash (Photos, Videos, Whiteboard)
  • Kane Mclachlan (John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School) – Why we moved to OneNote and how we supported staff during the transition

 

 Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts _ Solutions IT Webinar – 3 Dec 2020.mp4

MIEE Webinar Perth

Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts | Webinar Series, Session 2

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Join us as we explore how these MIE Experts are using Microsoft tools to enhance teaching and learning in their classrooms.

  • Michael Chiera (Sacred Heart College) Forms and Self-Marking Quizzes in Microsoft
  • Petra Trinke (Hampton Senior High School) Inclusive Classroom Basics – Immersive Reader and Dictation tools;
  • Rob Dodds (Christ Church Grammar) Moving from “Print it” to “Publish it”; presenting understanding in different ways with Microsoft tools.

Please find recording to the 2nd MIEE webinar below:

https://youtu.be/Mi4U8OI6ctU

 

Please find Michael Cheira’s PPT below

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How Microsoft and Google Measure Up in the Classroom

By Education

Learn how Microsoft and Google compare in six areas where they are working to support schools in improving student outcomes.

Both companies endorse the development of STEM skills, provide tools and training for teachers, offer affordable pricing, and work to ensure student privacy and security. See how Microsoft takes school technology solutions one step further and learn how Microsoft Education is a good fit for your school.

This eBook will enable you to get a quick glance at the benefits both companies provide through their products and then help you to evaluate the best tools for your school’s needs.

 

View: How Microsoft and Google Measure Up in the Classroom

If you’re considering an MDM for your school, Jamf School is our recommendation

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Jamf School assists in providing the best Apple Learning Experience

 

Many of the schools we support use fleets of Apple devices in the classroom. When getting started with their devices schools often use programs like Apple School ManagerApple Classroom and Apple Schoolwork. Apple School Manager is a web-based platform to help manage your school’s Apple devices. When paired with a mobile device management (MDM) solution, essential tasks like enrolling devices quickly or pushing apps and books in bulk to students’ Apple devices — without needing our services or the IT person to manually configure each and every device — are executed efficiently and effectively.

Mobile Device Management (MDM)

Jamf School is an MDM solution for education, tailor-made for teachers. The Jamf School Teacher app seamlessly integrates with Apple School Manager and works as a companion to Apple’s Classroom app. The extended functionality Jamf School Teacher provides, such as messaging between teacher and students, ensures teachers that their students are focused on learning and engagement rather than games or social media.

With the help of the Jamf School apps, teachers can prepare lessons and distribute content directly to the student via the Jamf School Student app. Teachers and students communicate using the in-app messaging tool; If the student leaves the classroom, explores the school’s library, goes on a field trip or is instructed via remote learning, the teacher can still manage their device.

At home, parents can manage their children’s devices with the Jamf School Parent app by restricting or allowing games, social media and apps at their discretion.

Jamf School empowers teachers and parents with the ability to provide the technology students need to engage, collaborate and succeed in all learning environments.

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5 Ways to Facilitate Remote Learning

Learn five ways you can best serve students and teachers when you move learning online.

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Tapping Primary School Ignites Creativity

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Technology within the school

 

Tapping Primary School has developed a comprehensive and integrated approach to incorporate technologies within the curriculum. As part of their plan, six years ago the school decided to use iPads as the primary device for their students, and they haven’t looked back.

Solutions IT has been instrumental in the success of their program. As their IT integrator, they visit the school weekly, introduce new tools and systems, and regularly meet with leadership to consult on the future and role of the technology in the school.

Which device?

 

After the research was done, this was as simple question for the school to answer. “The most compelling aspect of iPad was the vast array of educational apps” says Sue Zemke, Digital Technologies Coordinator.

 

“We saw early on that students had the ability to be really creative, and the choices were endless. They weren’t playing games; they were creating – and that was very important to us. We could instantly see the potential with iPad”

 

The App Store has over 180,000 iPad apps from education software developers. Using the apps and advanced built‑in technologies that iPad has, students have the power to create anything they dream up; they can take an idea and instinctively run with it.

“For example, the class may have a project on birds. They can research on the device. One group may decide to showcase their work using Book Creator, another using Keynote or Powerpoint. The discovery process may be similar, but how the students express what they have learnt is vast.”

 

How are they managed?

 

The school has over 300 ipads and 750 students, so the iPads must be shared from class to class. “Last year Solutions IT introduced us to Jamf School. This enables us to keep track of managed devices, users and apps. We can see the status of devices quickly and easily, and identify issues for remediation.” Says Sue.

Using Jamf School with the shared iPad technology from Apple has enabled multiple students to use the same iPad while ensuring a personal learning experience and keeping each student’s data separate and secure.

Prior to Jamf School, Sue spent much of her time in the comms room ensuring that the technology was deployed well and ready for each new class. “It wasn’t always the best use of my time”.

 

“Now I spend a fraction of my time in the comms room, it’s fantastic! It means I have way more time to teach”

 

App management has never been easier, “We can easily allocate apps to specific year levels. It just makes accessibility easy”.

 

Intuitive technology for engaged learning

 

“iPad gives our students much more fun in gathering the information they need, and a much greater variety of ways to express themselves. They instinctively know what to do”, says Sue.

 

With iPad students have a choice on how they will respond to a piece of work, they can be creative and collaborative. With this comes a huge sense of ownership and engagement.

 

“The students’ creativity is unleashed. We see it every day”

 

In recent times, Solutions IT has arranged professional learning for our staff and through them we have also been invited to several Apple creativity workshops. Using iPad with the PL available paired with infrastructure and support provided by Solutions IT, we know that this is the right technology for our school, and our students.

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