Apple creates products designed to inspire the minds of teachers and students.

As an Apple Solutions Expert in Education, Blackbird IT will find the right solution for you and support you all the way

With Apple hardware and software in the hands of students, the work they need to do becomes the work they love to do. Students love iPad because it can be whatever they need it to be. It helps them explore topics in new ways, and to discover new skills with a Multi-Touch experience that’s interactive and engaging.

Packed with power, Mac helps students and teachers tackle the most ambitious projects, fueling them with confidence to take on any assignment

Blackbird IT are specialists in Mac and PC systems integration and have had a very close relationship with Apple since the company was founded. Blackbird has the largest number of certified Apple Consultants of any company based in South Australia and has been a member of the Apple Consultants Network since 2011.

As an Apple Authorised Reseller and Apple Solutions Expert in Education, Blackbird IT are able to supply Apple hardware and software to both corporate and education clients.

Blackbird IT are certified by Apple in the provision of professional development and can ensure that clients get the most from their Apple hardware and software.

Our dedicated Apple team

Blackbird IT brings a team with deep experience in finding the right solution for you. Our certified technical consultants bring the knowledge and passion to deploy and support Apple solutions specific to education.

Whatever the needs of your schools, teachers, and students, Blackbird IT partnering with Apple will deliver the outcomes you aspire to.

 

Blackbird IT provides the core Apple solutions to support you

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Blackbird IT understands the needs of schools and can tailor specific programs to deliver both ICT outcomes as well as school administration, teaching and learning outcomes.

2

Blackbird’s experienced education support team has the necessary checks and training to operate on school property supporting principals, teachers and students.

3

Blackbird IT works with many government and non-government schools, as well as tertiary institutions across South Australia.

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Blackbird partners with Apple, JAMF, Aruba and Ruckus to deliver complete technology solutions and programs that inspire students to learn anywhere, all the time, with tools that enable true learning.

BLACKBIRD IT ARE EXPERTS IN APPLE DEVICES

We are experienced in rolling out Apples award-winning devices to teachers and students.

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iPad

iPad Pro can become anything you want it to be, for anything you want to learn.1 It has an all‑screen design that’s more portable than any laptop. An immersive Liquid Retina display and secure Face ID. Advanced cameras, LiDAR Scanner and all-day battery life.3 The A12Z Bionic chip easily runs pro apps. Add the Magic Keyboard for a full-sized keyboard with built-in trackpad, and front and back protection.2 Apple Pencil lets you take notes or paint like a pro.2

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MacBook

When power is a prerequisite, students use MacBook Pro. With advanced graphics and high-performance processors and storage, it’s a notebook built to handle everything from particle simulations and film editing to compiling code. And with the new Magic Keyboard, a brilliant Retina display, secure Touch ID and built-in apps for creativity and productivity, MacBook Pro is built for learning at its highest level.

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iMac

The vision behind iMac has never wavered: transform the desktop experience by fitting powerful, easy-to-use technology into an elegant, all-in-one design. The new iMac takes that idea to the next level — giving you even more amazing tools to do just about anything. iMac is packed with the latest processors, faster memory and phenomenal graphics. All coming to life on the brightest, most vibrant Retina display ever on a Mac.

BLACKBIRD IT WILL SUPPORT YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

Blackbird IT is experienced in deploying Apple solutions for education. Speak to us about deployment, managed services, and financing. Deliver exceptional teacher and student outcomes with Apple and Blackbird IT.

Apple Managed Services

Blackbird IT manage more than just your devices, we manage your entire environment. We take a combination of services to form one solution for your institution.

Apple Deployment Services - Apple devices are as easy to deploy as they are to use

We want every aspect of your school’s experience with Apple products to be as simple and intuitive as the products themselves. That starts with support for IT at each step of your deployment.

Apple Financial Services - Financing for all the ways they learn

Bring iPad into your school with 0% interest and a flexible upgrade at
the end of year two or the option to offer to make a final payment to
own the product through Apple Financial Services.
To learn more, contact us on (08) 7324 7788 email sales@blackbirdit.com.au or check out the finance options in our brochure below.

DEPLOYMENT INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

Using a collection of services, Blackbird IT can deliver a robust deployment infrastructure solution that will meet the wide-ranging needs of your institution.

MOBILE DEVICE MANAGEMENT (MDM)

Implementation of Mobile Device Management Solutions:

  • Hardware and Software installation, updates and support
  • Large-scale Deployments and Imaging
  • User and device profile management
  • App management – for classroom or office management
  • Print management
  • Desktops, Laptops and Mobile Device procurement
  • BYOD Portal – built to easily integrate into your existing website for hardware purchasing (for school families and corporate customers)
  • Software licensing management and upgrade

Backed by some of industry leading solutions:

  • jamf PRO
  • jamf SCHOOL
  • Moysle

 

APPLE SCHOOL MANAGER (ASM)

Implementation and Management of Apple School Manager and Classroom app. The Apple School Manager platform in conjunction with the Classroom app will allow your teachers to:

  • Assign shared iPads to students
  • Start, focus or pause student work
  • See what your students see with Screen View
  • Share documents and links with your class using AirDrop
  • Share student work on the classroom Apple TV
  • Reset forgotten passwords right in the classroom
  • Organize students using groups

 

Our team are ready and keen to help train your teaching and support staff on how to use the platform.

DEVICE ENROLMENT PROGRAM (DEP)

New devices are automatically enrolled to your institution when purchased through Blackbird IT. Leveraging this technology, DEP simplifies the initial setup allowing your devices to automatically be enrolled in to your MDM management platform.

With all devices automatically enrolled, there is no risk of any student receiving an un-managed device, making your environment safe and secure!

 

WIRELESS INFRASTRUCTURE

Implementation of industry-leading network solutions, Blackbird IT can help you with:

  • Network Auditing and planning
  • Wireless Site Surveys
  • Point to Point wireless links
  • Implementation including cabling

In addition to this, Blackbird IT can implement a full compliment of network services:

  • Internet provision and setup
  • High Speed and enterprise grade SHDSL, Fibre and Wireless Internet connections
  • Private IP connections
  • Installation & maintenance of your VoIP phone system
  • Inter-site connectivity for branch locations
  • Network Architecture and Design of Local Area networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN)

 

IDENTITY MANAGEMENT

Blackbird IT team are really excited to take on new clients who want to setup a secure environment leveraging Federated authentication with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Simple login using Modern Authentication the students will have their managed Apple ID’s mapped.

One login. One Password!

COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION

Wanna take it to the next level? Communicate and collaborate with your teaching community and with your students using Microsoft Teams for Mac and iPad.

This is no small undertaking. Reach out to Blackbird IT today to start the conversation and together we can put together a plan and execute it!

APPLE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

Partnering with well respected, Matthew Richards, Blackbird IT offer stand alone or bundled professional learning solutions for your Mac and iPad rollouts.

CURRICULUM PLANNING

With Matt Richards and Blackbird IT on your team, you’ll be able to make sure that no time is wasted with a well thought out curriculum plan.

STEM

Matt will work with you to develop learning plans around things such as:

  • Learn how to code with Sphero
  • App Development with Swift

 

BACK TO BASICS

The basics can often get overlooked. Making sure you have the basics down in:

  • iPadOS features and functions
  • Pages
  • Numbers
  • Keynote
PUBLISHING

Online publishing is an amazing way to get your students engaged in content creation. Showing their work not only to their teachers, but their parents too.

  • Podcasts
  • Wikis
  • Blogs

As an Adelaide local Matt works tirelessly as an Independent Apple Professional Learning Consultant (Apple Professional Learning Specialist) across many of our state and city schools; Government, Catholic and Independent. Matt is also recognised as an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) and has 20 years experience as a teacher and in leadership (head of Digital Transformation) across primary and early secondary school/colleges. This also includes media technology and arts design.

Mattʼs focus is only on schools engaged with Apple technology applying a … “Master of one… not, Jack of all” mentality, and can provide deep understanding and knowledge in an Apple environment.

Within his role, Matt provides expert Leadership advice and direction, quality Professional Development for teaching groups, deep learning concepts & experiences for students… and the one-area regularly misrepresented, informative workshops for parents around
device use and purpose in learning.

In addition to this, Mattʼs time is also spent:

  • As Digital Learning and STEM designer for Adelaide Zoo & Monarto Safari Park (ZoosSA).
  • Matt has written three book resources (almost completed four) for teachers/students where digital technology deepens learning in Animal understanding & Conservation. Works at Flinders University (Adelaide) as Media Arts teacher for Masters students and
    Pre-service teachers.
  • Work as a Digital Technology teacher at a school one day per week.
  • And when the weather is nice, Matt also loves to capture our beautiful state with his drone as a fully licensed and CASA certified Drone pilot. LookingDownOn SA www.facebook.com/lookingdownonsa/
  • In 2017, Matt worked at Apple as part of the Towards Transformation project in 2017 in a consultant capacity. In all his work, Matt has an outstanding working relationship with the education team at Apple.
  • Least of all, and with three medium-sized kids, Matt loves spending time with his family to do…. Fun family stuff!

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Reach out to your Account Manager today to discuss how we can put together a learning plan together for your teaching staff.

AppleCare+

AppleCare+ provides expert technical support and additional hardware coverage from Apple, including up to two incidents of accidental damage.

 

AppleCare+ benefits are in addition to any legal rights provided by Australian consumer law. For details, get in touch with us today to find out what AppleCare+ can do you.

Focus on teaching and learning, while we handle the rest.

Request a no obligation phone meeting or site visit with our Education Specialists.

 

Scotch College
Scotch College Adelaide

Scotch College runs South Australia’s oldest ongoing 1:1 laptop program and David Jones, the IT Manager, knows all too well the challenges of maintaining such a large fleet of devices. In order to keep systems running smoothly and up to date, David wanted to partner with a provider that could effectively manage the requirements of the yearly influx of new students and respond quickly and efficiently to any issues. David chose Blackbird.

St Andrew's School
St Andrew's School

The students of today will be the leaders of tomorrow. Blackbird IT partnering with Apple has enabled St Andrew’s school’s staff and students to focus on education and learning without the typical disruptions experienced each term. 

Apple provides award-winning technology and tools to enable teachers and students to undertake an exceptional learning experience from day one.   

Unley Primary School
Unley Primary School

With the departure of their on-site IT School Support Officer, Unley Primary School was in need of assistance to rectify slow network speeds, long login times and a vast array of technical issues requiring specialist help. With the support of Blackbird IT, Unley Primary School finds that they are more proactive with their ICT needs, now that they have set the best technology infrastructure in place for their learning environment

About Us

Blackbird IT strategically implements technology in businesses across Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Our individual approach to every workplace delivers precise recommendations to suit your users, industry, budget and goals. Our team strive to offer expertise tailored to your organisation, with a focus on the education, government, business and not-for-profit industries.

At Blackbird IT, success is a joint effort. Not just management or sales or engineering – every member has an impact. Every person at Blackbird is equally important in helping us achieve our goals.

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