A day on enhancing literacy teaching. Includes developing technology-enriched lessons and exploring the many apps involved with vocabulary, writing and oral skills.
A workshop for teachers who want to explore the principles of content workflow between devices including file distribution and sharing.
A day for teachers to create their own course content using iTunes U. Includes publishing content, preparing media and sharing courses with students.
The Volume Purchase Program (VPP) offers easy volume purchasing and distribution of books and apps for iPad and Mac. The VPP scheme helps to buy your choice of book or app in bulk and easily distribute to all the relevant students’ devices. Setting up your VPP account may be quite a complex procedure. Western offers an installation service where we will set up and configure your account for you.
Access to your existing Windows storage is a key part of this solution. We can offer integration of Mac and iPad into your Active Directory environment.
Using a Mac mini Server you can control deployment of both Mac OS and iOS apps on a granular basis, for example using a caching server to locally store media, apps, books or enable a Wiki server to provide a collaborative workspace for the entire school.
Our Foldr software allows staff and students to access home folders and shared drives directly from the iPad maintaining existing authentication processes – the missing piece in the jigsaw for many schools.
Schools Managed Services with APL £2399.00
This includes 2 days of Apple based APL training designed to meet your specific training needs. Talk to us about how we can help with your APL sessions – offering updates or further insights into how the iPad can transform your teaching.
Our Western Care optional on-site hardware cover is also available to complement the Help Desk. With this level of cover if we cannot resolve your system issues remotely, we will send a technician to your school to
fix on site.
Mobile Device Management Set Up
Take control of your new mobile environment with our Mobile Device Management (MDM) configuration service. Using MDM you can wirelessly configure and update settings, remotely wipe or lock managed devices, interrogate iPad remotely and much more.
We can enrol iPad into the MDM environment, and configure whatever restrictions and profiles you require. Using the Volume Purchase Programme (VPP) with your MDM you can easily distribute apps and books to students and staff.
Some of the features available through MDM are:
● Volume Purchase Programme integration
● Distribute apps, books and PDFs easily to select groups
● Allow teachers to lock a supervised iPad into ‘Follow Me’ mode and have a higher level of classroom management
● Whitelist or blacklist websites
● Secure distribution of sensitive information
● Deploy apps to specific groups
● Remote installation and removal of apps
Build and manage your infrastructure
Is your infrastructure ready to go mobile?
Every system needs a reliable, robust and future- proofed infrastructure. We’ll start by carrying out a full on-site survey of your entire network, then work with you to plan for the future.
Building new or enhancing the existing infrastructure
Western Computer have the expertise and experience to help you build a brand new infrastructure, or enhance your existing one, for a successful deployment of iPad or Mac. We will also ensure your existing PC population is fully integrated into the new infrastructure. New Apple technology can all be integrated into an existing Active Directory environment maintaining security and authentication processes.
Wi-Fi networking – robust and reliable
A reliable, hi-speed and secure Wi-Fi network is vital to ensure that everyone gets the most from the educational opportunities that the iPad and Mac can offer. In a large school that means reaching every corner of the school grounds, inside and out, from temporary classrooms to tower blocks. From our technical experts to yours.
Insurance and Warranty Service
With many mobile devices on the move, teachers and parents need the reassurance of a comprehensive insurance and warranty scheme.
With unlimited claims and zero excess on the first claim, our Accidental Damage and Theft (AD&T) insurance helps protect your investment at home, in school or while travelling against theft, accidental damage, flood and fire.
As your device is covered by the standard manufacturer’s one year warranty, our extended warranty offers coverage against mechanical failure in years two and three.
Under our insurance and warranty scheme we collect from your school, fix and return at no extra cost. As an Apple Authorised Service Provider (AASP) we can offer a complete service for all insurance and warranty repairs, not relying on any third party companies.
Western Computer offer a wide range of Apple certified courses for IT staff and technicians, allowing them to develop skills for themselves and the school.
Classes at our Apple Authorised Training Centre cover integration, management and support of Apple technologies with certification available. Online tests are adjudicated by Western as an authorised test centre.
Training is available in three areas – Mac Desktop, Mac Server and iOS Support.
A selection of our most popular Apple certified courses:
101: Mac OS X Support Essentials
Aimed at all those who support Mac users. Also technical coordinators that manage networks such as computer labs.
The Course: A three-day, hands-on course to give a detailed look at features, functions and troubleshooting on OS X. A combination of presentations and hands-on experience.
201: Mac OS X Server Essentials
Aimed at technical coordinators who manage and maintain networks using OS X Server.
The Course: A three-day course to offer technical coordinators and system administrators the skills to maintain a network that uses OS X Server. Covering network-based services, such as file sharing. Includes lectures and hands-on experience.
Mac OS X: iOS Deployment and Management
Aimed at system administrators who implement and maintain iOS based devices.
The Course: A one-day hands-on workshop to offer skills and knowledge to manage iOS based devices. Covers configuration and use of a MDM server. Also creating iOS Configuration profiles and use of Apple Profile Manager and Configurator.
For details and dates of ALL our technical training, please visit our training page