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Learning with iPad - Gloucester Rugby Club

November 2, 2016



Learning with iPad - 23rd February 2017.

A FREE half day of CPD open to ALL educators. Discover how iPad can be used to transform learning across the curriculum. 

Apple has truly transformed teaching and learning over the past five years. When you put Apple products in your classroom, you create unique opportunities for personal learning at every level. Lessons become more immersive through the power of touch, motion and sound. Assignments can be sketched, scored, charted, coded, or performed. The work your students need to do becomes work they love to do.

A successful deployment can truly transform teaching and learning. We want to ensure such deployments of technology don’t fail due to a lack of planning, knowledge and/or staff training. By attending our ‘Learning with iPad’ event, you will gain an overview of the core foundations needed to embed Apple technology successfully within your school. 

We will cover the very latest tools available to manage the iPad:

- Classroom Manager - Device, content, data and student management
- Classroom App - Teacher tools for classroom management
- Shared iPad - Multi User iPad solution

In addition we will also look at:

- Data Workflow - Accessing, sharing and distributing data/content
- Purchasing, distributing and managing school owned apps
- Device supervision, auto configuration and payload delivery

During the event we will give you the opportunity to get hands on with the latest Apple technology. Our Apple Distinguished Educator will guide you through a CPD session designed to reflect real life classroom situations, but equally demonstrating how engaging digital learning can be.


08:30 Registration - Tea & Coffee
09.00 Welcome
09:10 Learning with iPad
10.00 iPad 1-1 and Salary Sacrifice schemes
10.20 iOS 9.3 new features - School Manager, Shared iPad, Classroom App
11.20 Break
11.45 Hands on with Shared iPad & Classroom App
12.45 Q&A
13.00 Close


Our hosts

Located in the heart of the south stand at Gloucester Rugby's Kingsholm Stadium the 'Try centre' is home to numerous Community Education programmes. It is a dedicated education centre that utilises the environment and medium of sport to help children and young people.

The core objective is to develop young peoples' confidence and motivation to learn. This is achieved by focusing on a skills-based approach to engage students through a wide range of multi-sensory approaches instilling a sense of fun, enthusiasm and positivity for learning.

The 'Try Centre' is open to and will benefit students of all levels of ability. Lessons can support learning across many curriculum areas including; Primary and Secondary - Maths, English, History, Geography, Citizenship, ICT, Sport, Art and Design. 


 Our presenters


Oscar Stringer

Oscar has been working in education for over ten years, supporting Apple and Apple resellers, providing a variety of services to help schools, colleges and universities adopt and navigate the ever-changing, technological landscape. Since becoming an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) in 2002, Oscar has supported Apple at educational events all over the world - from small scale local leadership events, to speaking and presenting at International Global Summits.

Lee Ford

Lee is our Technical Sales Director. He has been working within the Apple environment for almost 30 years. He has a wealth of technical expertise and is responsible for strategic projects at Western Computer, including development of our 1-1 schemes, salary sacrifice and insurance products. Formerly an Apple Certified Engineer, Lee fully understands all aspects of Apple integration, servers, networks, device management, content delivery, as well as data workflow. Lee is well placed to answer any questions you may have on the day.

Dave MacMullan

Dave MacMullan is our Education Sales Manager. Dave has worked with Apple products for over 30 years, many of those as a sound engineer for some very successful bands, including David Bowie and The Corrs. He is also a classically trained pianist and Logic Pro expert. Formerly an Apple Distinguished Educator, Dave has successfully managed large scale iPad 1-1 deployments and understands all aspects that make up a successful deployment.


Some of the apps and topics we will be presenting on the day


Apple School Manager

The new Apple School Manager is a simple, web-based portal that has everything admins need to deploy iPad and Mac in schools. Automatically create Managed Apple IDs for all students and staff, configure device enrolment settings, and easily buy and distribute apps, books and learning materials. You can log in from a web browser on any Mac or PC. Create an account for your institution to get started, or sign in with your existing Apple Deployment Programme account to transfer your accounts, devices and content.
Managed Apple IDs

Managed Apple IDs are a new kind of Apple ID that give students access to iCloud, iTunes U and Shared iPad, while maintaining the control schools need. Apple School Manager lets you automatically create Managed Apple IDs for all students and staff by importing the necessary data from your Student Information System (SIS) or CSV files exported from your school’s directory service. And because Managed Apple IDs are owned and assigned by your institution, you can easily reset passwords, audit accounts and define roles for everyone in the school.
Shared iPad

Shared iPad is a new iOS 9 feature for schools that share devices and still want to provide personalised experiences. Before class begins, teachers can assign any student any shared iPad. Students know which devices to use because their pictures are on the lock screens. Students can access their personal content using a password or easy-to-remember four-digit PIN. As data is locally stored on the devices, after they log in, their homework, apps and assignments are exactly as they left them. This means that both teachers and technology managers won’t lose time backing up or wiping data between classes. 
Classroom App

Classroom is a powerful new iPad app that helps teachers guide learning, share work and manage student devices. Teachers can launch a specific app, website or textbook page on any device in the class, or share student work on a TV, monitor or projector using Apple TV. They can even reset a student’s password, see which apps students are working in and assign a specific shared iPad for the class period. The Classroom app is easy to set up on a teacher’s iPad with the help of MDM.
Apple School Manager and MDM

You can set up iPad and Mac wirelessly through your mobile device management (MDM) solution. Since your MDM and Apple School Manager work together seamlessly, you can automate setup and enrolment with the right settings and restrictions, then assign devices and apps according to the class groups you’ve defined. MDM also makes it simple to manage your devices and settings throughout the year. You can reconfigure Home screen layouts, show or hide certain apps, schedule overnight software updates and use Lost Mode to track down misplaced devices.






Kingsholm Stadium, Kingsholm Rd, Gloucester GL1 3AX


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