Cyclone has a fantastic team of Digital Learning
Specialists. They are all New Zealand trained teachers with a
wealth of experience and knowledge between them.
Click here to learn more out about the team,
what services we can offer and upcoming events that they are
We are proud to advise our customers that
Cyclone have been selected as the sole supplier of the Wacom Cintiq
Companion products to the education sector in New
At CES 2015, Wacom introduced the Cintiq Companion 2, a powerful
touchscreen tablet for professional creators of digital content who
demand the very best pen-on-screen experience. It offers
unparalleled freedom and flexibility, allowing users to explore and
make their creative mark anywhere. The new mobile solution from
Wacom works either as a fully fledged Windows® 8 tablet with all
the creative input capabilities of a Cintiq or, when the need
arises, will connect, via Cintiq Connect™, to your Mac or PC and
function as a primary or secondary Cintiq display with the renowned
pen performance creative pros have depended on for years.
With 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity and tilt recognition, the
Cintiq Companion 2's Pro Pen performs like a traditional brush, pen
or marker when used in combination with creative software
applications from such companies as Adobe®, Autodesk®, Corel®,
Smith Micro®, Pixologic® and many more. The pen and high-resolution
screen (2560 x 1440) interact to provide a realistic pen-on-paper
feel with limited glare that allows artists and designers to
quickly produce detailed and accurate material without ever having
to worry about art supplies.
Comfort and efficiency are important elements for any creative
professional and the Cintiq Companion 2 is specifically designed to
let users work faster and in a more relaxed and natural manner. The
footprint, adjustable stand and sleek design allow users to work
comfortably in a variety of environments including studios, client
sites, planes, trains and wherever else creativity has a home. By
incorporating the Pro Pen, multi-touch, 6 ExpressKeys™, Rocker
Ring, Radial Menu and Cloud Services all onto the Companion 2,
professionals are given a way to work that has virtually no limits.
It's the choices to be able to set an ExpressKey to a particular
shortcut or use multi-touch to manipulate an image that define the
creative tablet's efficiency, intuitiveness and flexibility.
Additionally, a digital workflow allows for immediate feedback from
colleagues or clients and this type of collaboration can improve
The full range of Wacom pen tablets including Intuos, Intuos Pro,
Cintiq and accessories are also available through our
For more information contact your Cyclone account manager or call
0800 686 686
Affordable devices, innovative tools, and
educational content built just for the classroom. Technology that
helps inspire curiosity and boost productivity. Don't stop there,
talk to us about our 7 steps to success when going Google.
Cyclone has the expertise to assist your developing digital
teaching and learning strategies. We provide professional learning
for schools that will enable staff to use the Google Apps for
Education suite and Chromebooks themselves and look at how these
can be integrated into the classroom programme to raise learning
Chromebook Management Console:
Get the most out of your Google Chromebooks. For school
deployments Cyclone offers a central web-based Google Chromebook
Management Console to ensure that your Chromebooks are easy to set
up, deploy and manage.
Google White Glove Service:
Ready to "Open the box" service where by Cyclone will update the
Chrome operating system on each device, enrol each device in the
Management Console and associate the device to your wireless
Chrome Apps Management Console
Consultation with staff, using default education configuration,
and then configuring the management console as per the schools
requirements. Configuration of the Google Management Console for
the schools domain to ensure that the devices are ready to go on
"Open the box day".
Open the Box Day Deployment & Training:
A Cyclone support person will be onsite to assist with delivery
and providing training for Chrome Device Management Console with
designated technical resource, undertaking organisational needs
analysis & knowledge transfer. Onsite deployment assistance on
"Open the Box Day". As the devices will be preconfigured with your
schools settings prior to delivery, the onsite implementation will
be focused on getting everyone connected to the wireless network
successfully and answering any immediate queries that teaching
staff may have. In addition, our staff will be available to help
answer any Chromebook or Chrome Management Module specific
questions, and generally help school staff and students as
If you don't know about it - This product is an essential
complimentary product to Google Apps for Education (GAFE).
Cyclone is a certified reseller of Hapara. The Teacher Dashboard
originated from the Manaiakalani Project, as a need was seen for an
tool to allow teachers to manage student data, the Dashboard gave
them a view of each student's files easily and enabled them to
track the history of their work.
If you don't already have Google Apps for Education, we can help
you get there. Google Apps for Education is a free and Cyclone is a
leading schools provider. We have a highly qualified team of Google
Apps and Deployment Specialists ready to handle all aspects of your
cloud migration. We have extensive experience in Google Apps
migration, implementation, training, and support for education. We
can ensure successful transition or progression with Google.
Please email email@example.com to ask us for assistance or
Methven Primary School has a long history of
investing in digital technology and providing ICT experiences for
all of its students, regardless of age. In the past the school has
been solely Apple based but in 2014 they moved to a dual platform
to meet the growing and differing needs of its students. The
purchase of 34 Microsoft Surface tablet devices to supplement the
school's 60 iPads was not so much a bold move into the unknown but
more a strategic shift based upon a growing mountain of evidence
gathered from the school's students and teachers.
The Surface's have been predominately issued to the school's two
senior classes (Year 5 & 6) who are now revelling in the
collaborative environment of Office 365. It's never easy being the
vanguard of innovation and there were certainly issues that arose
that needed to be overcome in the initial stages of moving to a
cloud environment. Cyclone were instrumental in solving these
problems so that the school was able to move on. Building a strong
and personal relationship with Cyclone has been pivotal in getting
the school to the position it currently enjoys.
Not only are the students enjoying the benefits of Office 365 but
the school is now beginning to embrace the potential it has within
it to make a real difference to how the school operates behind the
scenes. From our public facing website and community information
sharing, through to the school's governance documents, teacher
appraisals and team planning; nothing is off limits to the school's
thinking about how Office 365 will save time, effort and the
duplication of jobs and information that dogs so much of school
operations. Cyclone has provided valuable professional development
to all staff that has been either programmed or on a 'just in time'
What is Student Advantage? Student Advantage enables every student
in New Zealand access to 15 Microsoft Office Pro Plus licenses at
no additional cost. This adds huge value to any BYOD programme, and
will help address equity of access for all students. This also
includes Office for iPad
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get one of our team to
help you get started with O365 or to find out more about Student
The key to a good service provider or technical
resource in a school is being connected and aligned to pedagogical
and e-Learning goals within that school. Cyclone can provide
technical support and e-Learning specialists who are kept up with
education teaching and learning trends and technology best used
practices. We can provide in-depth professional ICT services,
supporting the technologies and assisting e-Learning leaders to
deliver better learning outcomes.
The objective of the Cyclone e-Learning Assessment is to spend
significant time onsite with key stakeholders and to work
co-operatively with your school to ensure the desired
learning outcomes within your strategic plans are aligned with your
technical capability. Managing and keeping your ICT running
smoothly is critical within a school, it can mean the difference
between being able to spend more time and resource focusing on
delivering outstanding learning results or spending your time and
resource trying to keep on top of escalating hardware and or
Our eLearning Planning Framework Assessment proposal
covers each of the 5 dimensions identified within the Ministry of
Education's e-Learning Planning Framework.
We believe that this report can answer all of
the schools questions around their current ICT environment as well
as providing a cost-effective solutions roadmap and framework to
overcome any current technology challenges. Cyclone is committed to
helping make technology goals realised through staff and student
Please email email@example.com to request your e-Learning
Let's face it. Apps are now an integral part of
our everyday lives. We use them to check the weather and check into
a flight, to see when the next bus is coming, record notes, read
books, play games and much more.
A great outcome of the app revolution is the transformative
learning that apps can help foster. There are thousands of
education apps in the Windows marketplace from early learning
"games" to study aids and even apps that will help you manage the
classroom, - with more being published every day.
To get you started, Microsoft have curated a list of 100 education
apps that we hope you'll find helpful. For even more, visit:
Click here to download Microsofts top 100 education apps
This is a good news story for both the schools
involved and also the students.
Cyclone team was involved at the point of strategic planning with
Cyclone professional services were able to "white glove" the
Chromebook experience on behalf of the school. This meant
that once ordered, we opened each Chromebook and added the
necessary information to enable the Chromebook to be fully
functional at the point the student opened the device, taking away
the potential frustration of not being able to connect etc.
This included the Google Management Console and as an Hapara
reseller, we were also able to have this setup before the devices
were issued, so the teacher workflow (vision into student
activities) was ready from day one… and all this for a single per
week payment by the parents.
Professional learning for the teachers is also available
around Google Apps for education.
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Microsoft Surface products are now
available through All of Government via the new Cyclone
In recognition of the growing demand for Microsoft Surface tablets
by both schools and government agencies, the Microsoft Surface
family of products has now been enabled for supply to Participating
Agencies via the All-of-Government (AoG) procurement process.
AoG objectives include a centre-led procurement process for
selected categories in order to deliver savings to schools and
agencies. It currently has seven panel providers for IT Hardware of
which, Cyclone Computers Ltd is one.
Cyclone, a local private company, is servicing Participating
Agencies in both the education and non-education sectors and is now
providing a comprehensive Microsoft Surface line-up (including
Microsoft peripherals) on their current catalogue.
Surface 2 is thin and light, features a long battery life (up to 10
hours), and comes with Microsoft Office 2013 RT pre-installed.
Surface Pro 2 runs Windows 8 Pro, and has the power of a
high-performance laptop in a tablet form factor.
Both Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 are well suited to productivity
scenarios, with Type and Touch Covers available, ports to connect
and share, and offering a familiar Windows-based user
The inclusion of Microsoft Surface devices further extends the
choice of platform, OS and form factor to AoG customers.
For more information on the Surface family of products, visit
With the new Managed Account Services login, you
can now create your own quotes for the products that your
organisation has access to.
Click here to watch a quick video on how to create
a new quote in this service.
If you are not yet a registered user and would
like to know more, please click
here to register. You may be enabled for the creation of
quotations and purchasing only after your registration details have
been approved by your institution.
This list of apps has been compiled by the
State of Victoria Australia (Department of Education and Early
Childhood Development) to provide a starting point for choosing and
using apps in your classroom.
Click here for the pdf for iPads
in Special Education
Cyclone All-of-Government Apple iPad
Cyclone Computers has been confirmed as the main
Apple iPad supplier for agencies and schools buying through the
All-of-Government (AoG) Desktop and Laptop contract. The new
Apple iPad catalogue is now available, please contact your Cyclone
Account Manager or call 0800 585 040.
"We relish the opportunity and challenge to work
alongside creative mobile users with innovative products and unique
applications. The outcomes of iPad use are really changing the way
we work and learn. These are exciting times!" says Graham Prentice,
GM Apple division Cyclone Computers.
Both commercial and bespoke applications (free
and paid for) are used on the iPads to enable users to better
address specific workplace or learning solutions. Security and
management of both data and devices enable large organisations to
better manage mobile fleets.
Special pricing is available only to NZ AoG
Participating Agencies (Ministries, departments, councils,
universities, polytechnics, state and integrated schools) - but
only if they have been approved via Ministry of Business,
Innovation & Employment, Govt Procurement Branch ICT
For further information please read - New Zealand School AoG Contracts, from the
To confirm your AoG status please call Cyclone
0800 585 040.
For futher information about Cyclone and AoG
Cyclone Computers GM, Apple Division
Phone: 0211 606 570
for the NZ AoG Schools Information Guide
One of the hardest things with using the iPad in the classroom is
finding the time to go through all of the apps in the iTunes Store
listed under the education banner. We have started to list some of
the apps we've found under each of the Key Learning Areas.
Click here to
see the list of Apps.
We have recently become a Silver Sponsor for
Independent Schools of New Zealand.
For further information please
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