Check out this guide to getting IT help for students.
To download Office, go to office.com
If prompted, sign in with your school email address and password
Click Install Office at the top right
Click on Office 365 apps and the install will begin
You can do this on up to 4 other home computers for free!
On a Windows computer, Teams will be installed automatically as part of Office
On a Mac, click here to open the download page.
On a Windows 10 computer, OneNote is already installed
On a Mac, open the App Store and search for Microsoft OneNote
Store all your school files in your school OneDrive account
On a Windows computer, OneDrive will be installed automatically as part of Office
On a Mac, open the App Store and search for Microsoft OneDrive
You have free access to loads of Adobe apps!
Go to adobe.com/nz
Click Sign In top right
Sign in with your school email address and password
On the left, under CREATIVE CLOUD APPS, click Desktop Downloads
Click the Download button of the app you want
This will download the app you chose AND the Adobe Creative Cloud app
From now on, you can download more apps by opening the Adobe Creative Cloud app on your laptop
A collection of short "how to" videos for students published by Microsoft on YouTube.
The student guide to getting started with Flipgrid.
Students are expected to bring a laptop to school every day (fully charged of course!) to assist with their learning.
This can be either a Windows or an Apple device, although it is worth noting that current education research tells us that the best device for learning has a touchscreen and a stylus (a digital pen). Devices like this this lead to an increase in recall and cognition (remembering and understanding).
The school's IT partner, Cyclone Computers, sells appropriate laptops along with accessories and an insurance scheme. This can be accessed via their BYOD site.
Local retailer PBTech also have a BYOD site, use the promo code RRBYOD.