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Define your project’s scope

iPad and Mac in education scale from shared devices in individual classrooms to district-wide one-to-one. Define the scope of your deployment and set a timeline for milestones as you progress through implementation to full utilization.

Establish milestones

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Prepare your environment

Sign up for Apple School Manager. Connect to Microsoft Azure Active Directory so every student and staff member can access Apple services. Connect your Student Information System (SIS) to import class rosters. Select and link a mobile device management (MDM) solution to Apple School Manager.

Learn about Apple School Manager

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Enable your teams

Engage with Apple Professional Services to develop best practices for device deployment and management, leverage Apple Teacher Learning Center and Apple Professional Learning to enable your teaching staff to innovate in the classroom. Engage your curriculum team to select apps and books that support your learning objectives and outcomes, and create and test your deployment plan.

Enable IT with best practices

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Deploy devices and content

Configure devices with settings, restrictions and content. Roll out devices to classrooms, students, and teachers. Setup content caching to make the most effective use of Wi-Fi and internet bandwidth. Implement Apple TV to support dynamic and interactive classrooms. Manage devices with Apple School Manager and MDM.

Learn how to update settings, policies, and software

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Provide teaching and learning tools

Save instructional time with Classroom and Schoolwork apps. Provide teachers with insight into student progress to support individualized instruction. Help teachers bring coding and core creative skills to every subject with Everyone Can Code and Everyone Can Create curricula. Run summative and formative assessments.

Learn about Classroom and Schoolwork

To browse the Education Deployment Guide, click Table of Contents at the top of the page.

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