Bundled iPad deployment tools make managing and sharing iPads at school easy

Purchase an exclusive Education iPad Bundle from MAC1 to find out just how easy it is for yourself! 

This package includes 10 iPads with 10 FREE Trial MDM licences* and access to the NEW Apple School Manager, the iOS 9 Shared iPad feature, and the optional Classroom App.* It’s a great way for your school to experience all the benefits of this powerful new device management solution with the option of upgrading to include more devices in the future.

Apple School Manager and MDM make managing iPads at school easy

Why is managing school iPads so much easier? What’s changed?

Famous for creating easy to use technology for education Apple have gone a step further with the introduction of the NEW Apple School Manger, Managed Apple IDs, the Shared iPad feature and Classroom App.

Designed with IT Administrators in mind Apple School Manager makes the deployment and management of iPads in schools seamless and simple. This intuitive web-based portal has everything IT Administrators need to deploy iPads (and Macs for that matter) in their school. It can be set up to automatically create Managed Apple IDs for students and staff; configure device enrolment settings; and buy and distribute apps, books and learning materials.

Plus, when you buy apps for iPad and Mac through Apple School Manager, your education volume discount is applied automatically.

What are Managed Apple IDs?

Managed Apple IDs are a new kind of Apple ID that provide access to iCloud, iTunes U and Shared iPads. Unlike personal Apple IDs they are created, owned and controlled by the school so IT managers can easily reset passwords, audit accounts and define roles for everyone in the school.

That sounds great, but can we make it wireless?

Yes! Apple School Manager has been designed to work with your mobile device management (MDM) solution. Talk to us about your MDM options. We can help schools decide on the best MDM solution so that it is possible to perform tasks like reconfiguring home screen layouts, showing or hiding certain apps, scheduling overnight software updates, using Lost Mode to track down misplaced devices and pushing apps or books to the classes, teachers and students who need them — all wirelessly via the school MDM.

Save more time with the Shared iPad feature

This new iOS 9 feature for schools allows iPads to be shared while providing a personalised experience for users. It’s supported on iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 with 32GB of storage or higher. Teachers are able to assign any student any shared iPad. Students know which devices to use because their pictures are on the Lock screens. They access their personal content using a password or easy-to-remember four‑digit PIN. After students log in to the device their homework, apps and assignments are exactly as they left them. Teachers save time because they don’t need to spend time backing up or wiping data between classes.

Add the optional Classroom App to help teachers manage iPads in the classroom and keep students on task

Classroom is a powerful new iPad app that helps teachers guide learning, share work and manage student devices. Teachers can launch a specific app, website or textbook page on any device in the class, or share student work on a TV, monitor or projector using Apple TV. They can reset a student’s password, see which apps students are working in and assign a specific shared iPad for the class period. The Classroom app is easy to set up on a teacher’s iPad with the help of MDM. And since it uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to connect to each student’s iPad, classes can get straight to learning without requiring daily support from IT.

*Cost of the Education iPad Bundle depends on the which iPad model is selected. The FREE MDM licences are valid for a trial period of 90 days. At the end of this trial period ongoing licences will need to be purchased by the customer.

Ready to get started?

If you would like to take advantage of this special offer for your school get in touch to arrange your purchase. Education and corporate customers can contact our team of specialist Account Executives located throughout the country by calling 1300 980 622 or using our online contact form by clicking here.

Ask us about our Customised Professional Development Workshops to jump start your school’s iPad program 

If you’ve decided to make an investment in iPads for your school why not ensure your staff and students get the most out of this amazing technology right from the start?

Take advantage of some MAC1 customised Professional Development for your teachers. Or consider our customised technology workshops designed for students. Our PD Team are qualified and experienced classroom teachers who ensure the material covered aligns with the Australian Curriculum. Over time we have developed a wide range of options but if you’re not sure where to start please get in touch as we can customise something just for your school.

Find out more about our Professional Development here.