Apple technology in schools
How to get Apple software for your school, the products available and how to get support and training.
Apple operating systems
Apple's operating systems come pre-installed and are updated regularly. The latest versions, including details about compatible devices can be found on the Apple website.
You can access any future releases for free through Systems Preferences on your Mac or through the Settings app on your iPad or iPhone.
Apple produces a range of free apps to support teaching and learning in the classroom. These are available from the App Store on your Mac or iPad. Future updates are available as a free download from the App Store.
Education apps include:
If these applications are already installed on your device you'll be able to update them for free from the App Store.
Apple Education Resellers
You can purchase Apple Technology from the authorised education resellers listed on the Apple website.
Deploying Apple devices
Apple devices can be managed over-the-air, using Apple School Manager and Mobile Device Management tools. More information, including the Education Deployment Guide are available on the Apple website.
Help with Apple hardware and software
The Ministry of Eduaction's ICT Helpdesk provides free help and advice by phone and email.
Phone: 0800 Call ICT (0800 22 55 42)
A new agreement between the Ministry and Apple means that teachers and each of their students in every NZ state and integrated school are able to have 24/7 direct access to Apple support.
This enables hardware support for eligible devices, Operating System support along with support for all Apple apps.
Phone: 0800 387 931
Enter the access code '2923' and answer the security question with ‘Ministry of Education’.
If you've bought an Apple device, you may have a support contract from Apple. You can find more information about the manufacturer’s guarantee on the Apple website or by contacting Apple directly.
Free training for educators
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
- be rewarded for the great work you do every day.
Apple provides a number of tools to help guide how students use devices and apps in the classroom, and provide valuable insight into each student’s progress.
Apple has developed the Everyone Can Code and Everyone Can Create curriculums that make it easier to bring coding and core creative skills to every subject.
Apple Distinguished Schools
Learn more about what schools are doing with Apple technology.
Accessibility and Assistive Technology
Apple has built assistive technologies into each of its products.
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