Apple Resources for Parents

 

Information and resources for parents surrounding Apple technology’s benefits 

Parent information and resources to help understand the benefits of personalised learning through the use of Apple technology inside and outside of the classroom.

TECHNOLOGY FOR EDUCATION

65% of students in education today are likely to do a job that does not yet exist because of technology, therefore, the demand to develop the future skillsets outside the traditional teaching and learning environment is ever increasing. Research shows clear evidence that students learning through creativity are likely to have a 49.5% uplift in knowledge retention.

 

Learning with technology is more than typing papers and using the Internet. iPad and Mac give every student a range of tools to express themselves, solve problems, and do work they can be proud of. Apple designs products with the creative potential of every individual in mind, so your child can learn by listening, seeing, touching, and creating.

Powerful productivity and creativity apps such as Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are ideal for students and teachers to create beautiful reports and books, insightful spreadsheets, and stunning presentations. GarageBand, iMovie, and Clips allow students and teachers to compose music, edit documentary films, or record short video clips. Swift Playgrounds on iPad makes getting started with coding in Swift – Apple’s powerful programming language – fun and interactive.

 

With these free apps, students have all the tools they need to do their work, and to express their creative ideas in ways as unique as they are. They can turn an exam paper into a documentary film with iMovie. Set poetry to music with GarageBand or collaborate in Pages to transform the school paper into an interactive digital book complete with photos and illustrations.

SECURITY AND PRIVACY

We know that the safety and privacy of your children is one of the most important things to you. Apple are one of the front-runners in device security and privacy and you can rest assured your children and their data will be safe on Apple devices. To support the learning environment and keep students focused, schools can use mobile device management (MDM) software for school-owned devices, as well as student-owned devices brought to school.

 

MDM makes it easy for school administrators to configure device settings and policies for network access, safe web content, software updates, and more, as well as distribute the apps and books that students use for their learning. This way, the school can ensure that devices are configured for the best learning experience, safe to use, and free from distractions by apps and webpages the school does not approve.

If your school owns your student’s device, settings, restrictions, and apps for iPad and Mac can be configured with MDM software or with Apple Configurator, and devices can be supervised so the settings cannot be removed. If your child brings their own device to school, they must opt-in to the school’s management software before their device can be managed. And in this case, since the school does not own the device, MDM device settings can be removed by a student or parent at any time.

 

Apple believes privacy is a fundamental human right, so every Apple product is built from the ground up to protect personal information and to empower each customer to choose what they share and with whom. That’s why all our products, including those built for education, have privacy features and controls built-in. We design our products to limit the collection and use of data, use on-device processing whenever possible, and provide transparency and control over how information is shared.

1:1 SCHEMES: CONNECTED, ACADEMIA’S DIRECT 1:1 PURCHASING PORTAL

What is it?

A web-hosted portal that contains the technology bundle that has been chosen by the educational establishment ready for purchasing. This is a direct to end-user model where the financial liability remains with the purchasing parents or guardian.

Who is it for?

Parents and students can buy the technology bundle with educational discounts, including any accessories. This is offered either through an outright purchase or through a credit facility which offers a monthly payment schedule over 12, 24 or 36 months. Credit options are available via our chosen credit facility (DEKO).

The web-hosted portal can include the educational establishments branding and includes all the elements required to assist the journey to a successful mobile device project.

Education Pricing

The Apple devices and any included accessories are delivered to the educational establishment and therefore eligible for education pricing..

Insurance and Warranty

Insurance and warranty claims are processed via the website.

SUPPORT FOR SEND AND ACCESSIBILITY

Technology is most powerful when it empowers everyone. Powerful assistive features are built into iPad to complement students’ vision, hearing, motor skills, learning, and literacy. Students can create, learn, work, play, and do pretty much anything they want to do, wherever they want to do it, more easily than ever.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

Parental Controls

 

As parents, you can also use parental controls on your child’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Free Apple Workshops for Families

 

Parents can attend free sessions at an Apple Store to learn about the features of iOS that help them manage what their kids see and do with their devices.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

Parental Controls

 

As parents, you can also use parental controls on your child’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Free Apple Workshops for Families

 

Parents can attend free sessions at an Apple Store to learn about the features of iOS that help them manage what their kids see and do with their devices.

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