Apple has shared a new Heart Anatomy education profile and a Philadelphia Performing Arts school profile that promote the iPad in the classroom.

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The first profile shows how iPads allow Jodie Deinhammer, a science teacher at Coppell High School in Texas, to better educate her students about the complexity of the human heart using iTunes U, digital textbooks and apps including BioDigital Human, The Human Body Lite and MotiConnect.

“The heart unit is important because kids need to know how to take care of themselves and live a healthy life. Heart disease is a huge problem, and it’s something they don’t know a lot about. […]

With the heart unit, there are lots of great visualizations I could never provide before. Now students can just click on them on iPad, and it makes the learning more concrete, so it sticks with them.”

iBooks textbooks such as Life on Earth provide Deinhammer's students with a closer look at heart anatomy and the complexities of blood flow through the heart muscle, while the iPad and other apps are also used in multiple lab activities for heart rate, histology, dissection and more.

“The iPad has afforded our students the opportunity to learn science at a deeper level. They’re able to make connections that weren’t really possible before the technology came into the classroom.”

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The second profile provides a snapshot of how the Philadelphia Performing Arts, a String Theory Charter K-12 school, has used iPads to create custom learning materials and lesson plans for teachers. The school uses the iWork suite, iTunes U and other apps such as Elements 4D and Volcano 360º.

"You’ll never remember a test you took, but you will remember something you created. And you will remember the moment when a teacher says to you, ‘Wow, that’s really awesome.’ And those are the things our students get to take away with them." — Christine DiPaulo, Director of Innovation and Instructional Technology

Apple has shared over a dozen educational profiles on its website to date.

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Top Rated Comments

joueboy Avatar
103 months ago
I genuinely worry that in a few decades, kids that were brought up using iPads will not know how to use a fully functional OS like OS X or Windows.
I said the same thing 2 decades ago. These kids don't know how to use DOS and have no clue how to operate a command line.
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SSD-GUY Avatar
103 months ago
I genuinely worry that in a few decades, kids that were brought up using iPads will not know how to use a fully functional OS like OS X or Windows.
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wlossw Avatar
103 months ago
I genuinely worry that in a few decades, kids that were brought up using iPads will not know how to use a fully functional OS like OS X or Windows.
Theres data coming out now that's even scarier. The kids of today being raised on devices are showing a big gap in there abilities to handle all sorts of tasks. http://www.sd23.bc.ca/ProgramsServices/earlylearning/parentinformation/Documents/Impact of Technology on Young Children's Development.pdf ('http://www.sd23.bc.ca/ProgramsServices/earlylearning/parentinformation/Documents/Impact%20of%20Technology%20on%20Young%20Children's%20Development.pdf')
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npolly0212 Avatar
103 months ago
I genuinely worry that in a few decades, kids that were brought up using iPads will not know how to use a fully functional OS like OS X or Windows.
I know when in middle school every kid in our district got a MacBook Pro to use in class. You had to keep it at school and could only use it during school hours when your teacher told you that you could...I absolutely loved it not having to worry with it and being an;e to work on stuff in school...nowadays my little brother is in high school and each student gets a brand new iPad to use...they ar allowed to be on it in any class at any point of the day, where he even told me he just plays games on it and doesn't pay attention than wonders why he doesn't get good grades....it's scary because none pay attention, than proceed to go home and play on it all day at home also.
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Z400Racer37 Avatar
103 months ago
Why Apple hasn't taken drastic steps towards accredited online education Via iTunes, I have no clue... They would be so good in that space.
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martygras9 Avatar
103 months ago
I know when in middle school every kid in our district got a MacBook Pro to use in class. You had to keep it at school and could only use it during school hours when your teacher told you that you could...I absolutely loved it not having to worry with it and being an;e to work on stuff in school...nowadays my little brother is in high school and each student gets a brand new iPad to use...they ar allowed to be on it in any class at any point of the day, where he even told me he just plays games on it and doesn't pay attention than wonders why he doesn't get good grades....it's scary because none pay attention, than proceed to go home and play on it all day at home also.
Um...wow.
I remember when I was in fourth grade, the teacher told us to open our brand new textbooks to the section on the Soviet Union. She then said, "Scribble out the title and write in Russia for next year's students."

Times have changed.
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