Apple Education Solutions
S5 Technology Group is an Apple Solution Expert Education partner. Our team are trained and experienced in Apple Mobile Device Management (MDM) and integration for MacOS, iOS, and iPadOS devices.
Whether you’re planning a new deployment or adding additional Apple devices to your existing infrastructure, iPad and Mac will integrate. And now with Microsoft Azure Active Directory support, it’s easier than ever to provide your students and staff with access to key Apple services for teaching and learning.
Apple School Manager, Shared iPad, and the Classwork and Classroom apps work together to deliver the best experience for every class. These tools help get students and staff enrolled quickly, set up devices wirelessly, distribute apps and books effortlessly and enable teachers in the classroom.
All the apps and services your teachers and students rely on every day, like Google Drive and the Microsoft Office suite, are available on iPad. And with the countless creative tools iPad has to offer, students are empowered to express their learning any way they like.
Visit Apple Education to learn more about deployment resources from Apple.
Apple School Manager
Apple School Manager is a simple, web-based portal for IT administrators to deploy Apple devices from a single, central location. When this portal is used with your Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution, such as Jamf, you can configure device settings and buy and distribute content. Apple School Manager integrates with Student Information Systems (SISs), SFTP, and federated authentication with Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD) so you can quickly create accounts with school rosters and classes.
The Apple Classroom app is a versatile and powerful teaching assistant that puts you in charge of every iPad and Mac in the classroom. Apple Classroom will help you guide students through a lesson, see their progress, and keep them on track. With Classroom, you can easily launch the same app on every student iPad at the same time or launch a different app for each group of students. Classroom helps teachers focus on teaching, so students can focus on learning.
Apple School Manager streamlines the management of student and teacher iPads in Education by enabling a new optional tool in Classroom, called Shared iPad.
Shared iPad allows students to sign in and out of an iPad and automatically saves their app data to iCloud.
The Classwork app lets Teachers easily distribute and collect assignments, keep an eye on student progress in educational apps, and collaborate one on one with students from anywhere, anytime. It’s easy for students to use too. Assignments automatically appear on their iPad, organised by due date and class. And Classwork helps Teachers keep track of how everyone in the class is doing — so they can tailor their teaching to the needs of each student.
Mobile Device Management
Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions are crucial to integrating with Apple deployment programs, providing streamlined onboarding and offboarding enrolment workflows and maximizing IT efficiency. An MDM solution dedicated to Apple management will also provide strategic advice on the best timeline for your deployment.
Jamf School gives you the ability to deploy and manage Apple devices with ease, so you can focus on your mission of teaching students.
Learn more at Jamf.
With federated authentication in Apple School Manager, it’s now easier than ever to integrate iPad and Mac into your existing environment using your schools Microsoft Azure Active Directory credentials.
To use Azure Active Directory to manage access.
Connect Apple School Manager to your school’s Microsoft Azure Active Directory and get every student and staff member automatically set up with Apple services. Your students and staff members can then use their existing Microsoft account credentials to log in to iPad, Mac, iCloud and Classwork.
Prepare for this simplified login experience:
Verify that your school uses Microsoft Azure Active Directory.
Decide which school domains you’d like to link to Apple School Manager.
Set up the connection to Microsoft Azure Active Directory in Apple School Manager.
S5 Technology Group have experienced engineers who can provide a complete Identity Management Solution through the linking of your Azure Active Directory to Apple School Manager and automatically populating student information and class data.
This is just one of the deployment services we can assist you with.
Checklist for Education Institutions
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Apple Teacher is a free professional learning program designed to support and celebrate educators using Apple products for teaching and learning. As an educator, you can build skills on iPad and Mac that directly apply to activities with your students, earn recognition for the new things you learn, and be rewarded for the great work you do every day.
Learn more at Apple Teacher.
To ensure high speed and efficient wireless networks in demanding education environments, S5 Technology recommends both Ubiquiti Wireless Access Points and Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Points. Our team are experienced in the large-scale deployment of wireless networks supporting 1000’s of users. More information on our past projects can be found here.
Apple Professional Learning Specialist
S5 Technology Group has partnered with Apple Professional Learning Specialist (APLS) Bev Babbage. Bev can help teachers in advancing their technology skills with an emphasis on engaging students in deeper learning. For more information see: https://bevbabbage.com
Through our partnerships, S5 Technology Group can deliver tailored professional learning that meets the needs of teachers and the school. Our workshops can build teachers’ skills, develop curriculum links to the classroom, or plan strategic engagements to help your school develop and execute a long term approach for improving outcomes through the use of technology in the classroom.
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