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Apple Supporting At-Home Education With New Series of Remote Learning Videos

Tuesday March 24, 2020 11:00 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
With schools closed in many countries due to the current pandemic, teachers and parents alike are navigating the new reality of educating students from home. To help with this, Apple has launched a new series of videos designed to help schools and educators use built-in features of their Apple devices like the iPad to enable remote learning. There are currently two videos available, with...

Apple Classifies Early 2013 21.5-inch iMac as Obsolete

Saturday August 31, 2019 6:21 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Apple has added the Early 2013 21.5-inch iMac to its vintage and obsolete products list. The model of ‌iMac‌ is now classified by the company as vintage in the United States and Turkey, and obsolete in the rest of the world. Apple defines vintage products as those that have not been manufactured for more than five but less than seven years. Macs and other products on the vintage and...

Nearly 50,000 Students in Glasgow, Scotland to Receive Free iPads to Assist With Education

Tuesday August 27, 2019 9:26 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Nearly 50,000 students in Glasgow, Scotland will receive free iPads to assist with their education, as part of a seven-year £300 million agreement between Glasgow City Council and Canadian IT firm CGI, according to the BBC. As part of the deal, every student in academic year P6 to S6 will receive their own iPad to keep for school use, while younger students in academic years P1 through P5...

Apple to Begin Selling Square Panda's Phonics Learning System for iPad

Wednesday July 17, 2019 6:57 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Square Panda today announced that its phonics learning system for kids will now be sold at select Apple Stores and on Apple.com. The Bluetooth-enabled, multisensory playset uses iPad apps to help children interact with a variety of fun games, each of which helps them learn to read, write, and communicate. The system also incorporates physical smart letters, which children place in the...

Apple Working With Non-Profit Dream Corps to Develop New Educational Coding Initiative

Monday February 18, 2019 5:27 am PST by Mitchel Broussard
Apple today announced that it will partner with the Oakland-based non-profit organization Dream Corps in an effort to bring educational and workforce development opportunities to young adults. The program's goal is to help these individuals find success and career placement in the tech sector. Vien Truong, CEO of Dream Corps The program is part of Apple's Community Education Initiative, and...

Tim Cook and Ivanka Trump Visiting Idaho School District Today

Tuesday November 27, 2018 7:24 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Ivanka Trump, adviser to President Donald Trump, are visiting Idaho's Wilder School District together today to examine the district's use of technology in education, according to the Idaho Statesman. The visit is part of Ivanka Trump's ongoing workforce development and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education initiatives. Last year, the Trump...

Apple's Free 'Everyone Can Create' Music, Drawing, Photos, and Video Guides Now Available on Apple Books

Monday October 1, 2018 6:28 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple today announced that its Everyone Can Create curriculum is now available in English on Apple Books for Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Apple says additional languages will be available by the end of 2018. Everyone Can Create is designed to allow teachers to easily incorporate creativity into their existing lesson plans in any subject, including language arts, math, science, history, social...

Apple's Free Schoolwork App Now Available to Teachers

Tuesday June 26, 2018 6:14 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple today announced that its free Schoolwork app, introduced at its education event in Chicago in March, is now available for teachers. Schoolwork enables teachers to share assignments and announcements with students, track student progress, tailor instructions to student needs, collaborate one-on-one with students, provide instant feedback, and more.Schoolwork makes it easy to create and...

Apple Expands 'Everyone Can Code' Initiative to Students Around the World

Wednesday November 8, 2017 4:30 pm PST by Juli Clover
Apple today announced that its "Everyone Can Code" initiative is being expanded to more than 20 colleges and universities outside of the United States. RMIT in Australia, Mercantec in Denmark, Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen in the Netherlands, Unitec Institute of Technology in New Zealand, and Plymouth University in the UK are some of the schools that will teach Apple coding classes. All...

Apple's Education Store is Down, Back to School Promotion Incoming?

Wednesday July 12, 2017 5:13 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
An eagle-eyed Reddit user has noticed that Apple's higher education store is currently unaccessible in countries including the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Singapore, fueling speculation that Apple could be preparing to launch its annual Back to School promotion for students and educators. "We'll be back," the page reads, which is Apple's standard message when its website is being...

Apple Launches App Development Curriculum for U.S. High School and College Students

Wednesday May 24, 2017 3:40 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Apple today announced a new app development curriculum designed for students who want to pursue careers in the fast-growing app economy. The curriculum comes as a free download from the iBooks Store. Called "App Development with Swift", the full-year course aims to teach students the elements of app design using Swift, Apple's increasingly popular programming languages. Apple said students who ...

iTunes U App Gains Image Annotation Tools, Video Message Sharing Support

Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:12 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Apple yesterday updated its iTunes U education app with some notable new annotation and media sharing features. In an extension of iTunes U's markup support, which was previously limited to PDF documents, version 3.5 of the app now enables users to apply visual notes to image files using the same annotation toolset. Elsewhere, video messages can now be shared between teachers and...

Apple Losing Out to Microsoft and Google in U.S. Classrooms

Friday March 3, 2017 3:35 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Use of iPads and MacBooks in U.S. schools hit a new low last year, with Apple struggling to make further inroads into the education sector, according to new figures (via The New York Times). According to research company Futuresource Consulting, in 2016 the number of devices in American classrooms that run iOS and macOS fell to third place behind both Google-powered laptops and Windows...

Apple's ConnectED Program Has Helped Over 32,000 Students

Wednesday August 10, 2016 1:37 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today announced that its ConnectED program, which saw the company donating $100 million in products to schools and teachers across the country, has impacted the lives of more than 30,000 students. As of the 2016-2017 school year, there are 32,145 students at underserved public schools who have received iPads from Apple to bolster their education. Teachers have received more than 9,042...

Apple Drops Free AppleCare, Lowers Discount on Macs for U.K. Students

Thursday June 16, 2016 12:57 pm PDT by Joe Rossignol
Along with expanding its free Beats promotion to Europe, Apple has quietly changed its education incentives for students in the United Kingdom. As of this week, Apple's online higher education store in the U.K. now offers up to 10 percent off Macs and other qualifying purchases, whereas the discount was previously up to 15 percent off. The base model 13-inch MacBook Pro now costs £898.80...

Apple Offers to Replace iPads With MacBooks in Maine State Classrooms

Monday May 23, 2016 2:20 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Apple and the Maine Department of Education have offered to swap school iPads for MacBooks at no additional cost, after it emerged that students and teachers overwhelmingly favor the use of laptops in class. According to a report in the Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal, schools in Auburn and other districts in Maine are set to benefit from the "Refresh" swap, following surveys of students and...

Apple Acquires Education Analytics Company LearnSprout

Thursday January 28, 2016 10:26 am PST by Juli Clover
Apple has purchased education-technology startup LearnSprout, reports Bloomberg. LearnSprout is a company that develops software for schools and teachers to track student performance and other metrics. Apple will likely use its technology to build out its classroom tools to encourage schools to adopt iPads and other Apple products. Apple confirmed the acquisition with the standard statement it ...

New Education Features in iOS 9.3 Include Shared iPads, New Classroom App and Improved Apple ID Management

Monday January 11, 2016 10:30 am PST by Juli Clover
With iOS 9.3, Apple is introducing a number of new features that are specifically geared towards the education market. Outlined on a new Education Preview site, education-oriented features in the iOS 9 beta include shared iPads for students, a new classroom app, an Apple School Manager feature, and an improved Managed Apple IDs function. Apple's new Shared iPad feature is designed for...

Tim Cook Calls Chromebooks 'Test Machines', Discusses Testing at Hour of Code Event

Wednesday December 9, 2015 6:03 pm PST by Husain Sumra
Apple CEO Tim Cook today spent some time at a New York City Apple Store during its Hour of Code event, commenting on what Apple hopes for the future of education and discussing the success of Google's Chromebooks in the education market. In an interview with BuzzFeed, Cook was asked about Google's Chromebooks overtaking Apple's iPads as the most popular devices in American classrooms. Cook...

Apple Promotes iPad in Classroom With New Education Profiles

Tuesday November 17, 2015 10:59 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple has shared a new Heart Anatomy education profile and a Philadelphia Performing Arts school profile that promote the iPad in the classroom. 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...