Just taken delivery of a new iPad or Apple device deployment? To get the best teaching and learning benefits out of your new devices and take advantage of all the time-saving, productivity and security features in the latest iOS, you need a way of managing them, monitoring them and installing all the right apps and content that staff need, exactly when they need them. Mobile device management is the only way forward for iOS management in education, and we can work with you to develop a deployment strategy for your devices. You can even do it all without ever having to gather them together and plug them into a computer. Here’s how…
Once you’ve deployed your devices, you need to make sure students can access school network storage from wherever they are. It means you and your students can get to important files and folders whether in school or at home (no excuses for not doing that handout you set for homework any more). A few of our favourite solutions for file access are below…
Showbie Pro (Showbie Inc)
The app most recommended to us by teachers, Showbie is an assessment app that lets you share resources and give instant text and audio feedback to pupils. It also means you can shave hours off the time you spend marking every week.
Foldr (Minnow IT)
Foldr works with your existing Windows accounts to give you access to your home folder and shared drives from iPad. While the app's free, you need a Foldr server to run it and get access, but get in touch to find out how you can get a free trial.
Acronis Access (Group Logic, Inc.)
With its top-level security and scalability, we recommend Acronis Access to larger schools. We really like the built-in editor so staff and students can access and edit files right within the app.
AirWatch Content Locker (AirWatch LLC)
Owned by cloud supremos VMware, AirWatch Content Locker is a file sync and share solution for accessing and collaborating on documents, and is perfect for very large groups of students and teachers.
One for the IT team: Cloud storage
Need to sort your storage? We can provide a cloud solution that lets students and teachers access files from anywhere, collaborate on and share documents, and make sure everything's backed up too. Get in touch with the team on 03332 409 290 or education@Jigsaw24.com.
What can we do?
Get your devices managed – Hosted MDM from Jigsaw24.
We can help with all aspects of managing your deployments, including MDM that’s hosted or managed by us, so we can take the pain out of managing your Apple devices.
Get expert advice – Ask us about our consultancy.
Our team have spent years working within the creative industries, and can design you a bespoke ICT solution based around industry-standard kit. Along with their technical skills, they have a knack for translating IT technician speak for teachers.
Get all set up – We can help with installation.
We have a team of accredited engineers and project managers whose job it is to set up your IT at a time that suits you. They’ll make sure you’re up and running with the minimum disruption to your school.
Get staff up to speed – Come to us for CPD training.
We can provide Apple-accredited training for teachers, tech staff and end users, as well as CPD training to help teachers get the most from iPad in the curriculum.
Get your network up to scratch – Our WiFi and networking solutions.
We’ll help you achieve reliable network to support your devices, with WiFi, server, storage and security solutions.
Creative Edu Autumn/Winter 2016 issue