Mac in Education
Sync work with educational establishments across the UK, supporting the adoption and integration of Mac in education. Mac is an incredibly powerful educational tool, giving teachers and students the power to access incredible new ways of teaching and learning. Sync can help your school by creating a solution that meets your specific requirements – regardless of whether you are looking to upgrade your existing technology, deploy a new iMac suite, create a shared MacBook Pro bank, or deploy Mac on a 1:1 basis for your teachers and students.
Our mission is to support schools; helping them prepare their students for the world of work, and giving them the best possible chances in life. We achieve this by ensuring that students have a strong understanding of technology and developed skills. As an Apple Authorised Education Specialist, Sync are perfectly placed to support your school through its adoption, deployment, and integration of Mac.
What are the benefits of introducing Mac?
Mac has been empowering teachers and students for over 40-years. With Apple hardware, software,and services working seamlessly together, Mac delivers power, performance, and reliability.
With all-day battery life1,and creativity and productivity apps included as standard.
Total Economic Impact
Adopting Mac can reducehardware, software, support and operating costs2.
Mac comes with system, app,internet browsing and data-in-transit security built right in.
Productivity meets creativity
Empower and engage your students by bringing school work to life. With Mac, students and teachers gain access to a powerful creativity suite, which includes iMovie, Garageband and Photos – ideal for budding film makers, musicians, and photographers. Schools can also leverage Apple’s productivity suite; Pages, Keynote and Numbers, which can be used to create reports, interactive books, engaging presentations, animations, and captivating spreadsheets.
Teachers also have access to teaching tools, like Classroom app. Classroom provides teachers with an effortless way to engage with students, facilitate workflows, and manage all student Mac and iPad devices in the classroom with ease.
Maximising your IT budget
Sync work directly with Apple Financial Services to help schools maximise their budgets. Utilising its subscription model, Sync can save schools up to 30% of the cost of their new IT, whilst also spreading the cost of their tech across two or three years.
Where schools also have existing IT equipment that they would like to upgrade or retire, our technology buyback service can help them to release any equity tied to their old technology, further helping to maximise the school’s technology budget.
Security and Management
macOS includes an array of security tools, which are built-in as standard. These including anti-malware protection, sandboxing, and encryption software. Utilising a Mobile Device Management (MDM) system such as Jamf Pro, you can take security and management of your Mac devices even further.
Through its web interface, Jamf Pro allows you to quickly and easily audit and manage your Mac estate, applying apps and settings remotely. This includes the ability to enforce the use of the security features built-in to macOS – ensuring that device security complies safeguarding needs.
Bring Mac to your School
With the Apple M1 chip on Mac, students have a blazing-fast CPU, next-level graphics and incrediblemachine learning capabilities on a single chip. So they can power through any course load with ease.
Supercharged by the next-generation M2 chip, the redesigned MacBook Air combines incredible performance and up to 18 hours of battery life into its strikingly thin aluminum enclosure.1 So educators can make the most of every learning opportunity.
iMac now comes packed with the latest processors, faster memory, powerful graphics and ultra-fast SSD storage. Available in 24, and 27-inch models.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro is supercharged by the next-generation M2 chip, giving you Apple’s most portable pro laptop for school and up to 20 hours of battery life.1
So you can push your coursework further, everywhere you go.
Even more reasons to choose Mac…
High powered meets “Hi everyone”.
macOS Monterey lets you connect, share and create like never before. Expand your workspace by connecting your MacBook to your iPad, or more than one of each, and control them all with one keyboard, mouse and trackpad. Automate complex tasks with Shortcuts. Share your screen, watch together or collaborate with FaceTime. And browse with the best Safari yet. When it’s time to concentrate, Focus filters which people and apps can reach you.
Everyone Can Code
Take your computing curriculum to the next level, with Everyone Can Code. With a huge range of lesson guides, resources, and hints and tips, the Everyone Can Code curriculum can help you to integrate coding and computational thinking in to your day to day practice.
The Everyone Can Code curriculums are ideal to support people who are new to coding – as well as those looking to do more with code. In short, Everyone Can Code is the perfect tool to help kickstart coding in your school.
Everyone Can Create
Discover Everyone Can Create, an incredible curriculum designed to help foster and enhance creativity in the classroom. Designed with every day lessons in mind, Everyone Can Create looks at new opportunities for enhancing teaching and learning, using tools like Keynote, iMovie, and Garageband.
The Everyone Can Create toolkit includes a vast number of ready-to-use resources and lesson plans, which promote the use of multimedia workflows to achieve the learning objectives defined in the curriculum.
Using Apple’s Reality Composer app, students can bring projects to life – creating new and engaging AR experiences. Getting started with AR Composer is quick and easy, with a range of templates, resources, and guides available to help you get started developing for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
With Reality Composer, students can access a huge library containing hundreds of ready-to-use virtual objects, as well as being able to import their own USDZ files for custom-built objects.
With a wide range of tools built-in to all Apple products, you can fully personalise your Apple device straight out of the box! The built-in accessibility features are broken down in to a series of categories, including: vision, physical and motor, hearing, and more.
Above and beyond the built-in tools, you can also customise your device with a huge range of apps and accessories are available to help you personalise your experience further, including: switches, braille displays, and AAC reader apps.
How Sync help schools to adopt Mac
Whether you’re looking to deploy a new iMac suite, create a bookable bank of MacBook Pro, or equip your teacherswith the latest MacBook Air, we’ve got you covered. We work with schools across the UK to support with the adoption and ongoing management of Mac, including the financial, curriculum, and technical elements.
Engage a Specialist
Our team of Education Consultants work with schools across the UK to create tailored Mac solutions, encompassing the financial, curriculum and technical elements of each project.
Get in touch to chat by email, phone, video chat, or arrange a meeting at your school.
Finance and Subscription
There are a range of finance options available to help ensure the sustainability of your project. Finance and subscription programmes can help to reduce upfront costs, and provide flexibility.
Explore some simple cost-models, and learn more about subscription
Apple Financial Services
We partner directly with Apple Financial Services to provide a range of different financial models to aid with your programme – all backed by an operating lease.
Learn how Apple Financial Services make it easier than ever to bring Mac to your school in a simple, cost-effective way.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
A structured CPD plan is crucial to the success and impact of the project. We have worked closely with schools that have deployed Mac, and have developed a programme to best support ongoing CPD.
Learn how our teachers work with schools to integrate Mac in to their curriculum.
Apple Tools for IT and Deployment
Apple has built powerful tools for institutions that support IT in every step of the deployment process, helping you to streamline your iPad and Mac deployment – with tools like Federated Authentication.
Learn more about Apple School Manager, Classroom App, and more…
Deployment Methodology and Device Management
Jamf Pro is a powerful Mobile Device Management (MDM) system – giving you control over your estate, including the ability to manage multiple sites, and share profiles between schools.
Discover how Jamf Pro could help with your schools’s deployment workflow.
Apple Technical Training and Certification
As an Apple Authorised Training Provider, we offer everything from Apple Certification courses, to bespoke sessions. Courses start from just £195 exVAT.
Learn more about our technical training today by checking out our full course list.
Onsite and Remote Technical Support
It’s important to have someone to turn to should any technical challenges arise post-deployment. Our technicians can work onsite, or remotely to support your team.
Learn more about the different support mechanisms available to your school.
- Battery life varies by use and configuration. See www.apple.com/uk/batteries for more information.
- Forrester: The Total Economic ImpactTM (TEI) of Mac in Enterprise. A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Apple.
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