Find out about Ministry-funded software for schools and kura and software that the Ministry has negotiated special Education pricing – Adobe, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Sketch-Up Pro and Turnitin.
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With Adobe Spark or Creative Cloud, students can learn how to communicate digitally using images, videos, websites and animation, in addition to developing applications.
Antivirus software for NZ schools and kura
The Ministry funds the Microsoft Defender for Endpoint product for state and state-integrated schools/kura.
Apple provides applications, 24/7 support, and teaching tools to educators in NZ state and state-integrated schools/kura who purchase technology.
The current Google agreement provides schools and kura with the ability to manage any number of Chromebooks from a cloud-based admin console.
The current Microsoft agreements provides schools with software licenses that include the 365 Office suite, Windows operating system and Skype.
Running updates – keep your software up-to-date
Ensure all school-managed devices get updates (also known as patches) as quickly as possible after they're released.
SketchUp software offers free web-based 3D modelling applications to NZ schools/kura.
Turnitin is no longer offering the discounted education pricing it previously had in the past.
With video conferencing becoming a familiar tool to stay connected or to create learning opportunities, check out our advice to safely use video conferencing for varying purposes, from one-to-one meetings, to online classes, to livestreaming school events. We also cover details on a range of video conferencing platforms and tools, that are available to your school or kura.
Digital Identity for Online Learning (DI4OL)
DI4OL is an initiative that will allow learners to sit online exams and check their Record of Achievement using their normal school login details (user ID and password).
Safer Technologies for Schools (ST4S)
All software comes with risk. If your school is looking for new software, look at software which has been assessed against standard privacy and security protections.
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