Apple and Education

Apple on Thursday made some significant changes to its “Apple and Education” Web site, adding resources, stories, planning ideas and more for students, teachers and IT staff.

We believe that technology has the power to transform the classroom. It can pave new ways of thinking. New ways of sparking ideas. Yet the foundation never changes: A dedication to learning that’s always been part of our DNA. We’ve been proud to work alongside educators and students to reinvent what it means to teach and learn. And together we’re doing things we never thought possible.

The new site offers a number of sections including Mac, iPad, Special Education and Real Stories, which focuses on innovative teachers.

Each section presents its own stories and resources, allowing you to find the best teaching plan, apps and information to suit your style. There is even a section profiling schools that have used technology to further their student’s knowledge and education.

Macs have always been an important part of education and with nearly 10 million iPads being used in schools worldwide, Apple is bringing a new generation of technology to learning.

  • Bob

    I’m in the science education business and I’ve seen and used lots of cool science apps on iOS and MacOS. I’m always disappointed when I see Apple featuring apps like Evernote as an “Education” app — there are so many other apps that deserve some love.

    As another example, when Apple highlights science education apps, they always feature The Elements, which is a really cool app that shows (macroscopic) pictures of the elements as they are found in nature. It only recently made it to the Mac App Store.

    I prefer another really cool periodic table Mac app called The Atomic Dashboard, which shows the elements at the atomic level (interactive 3D models of atomic orbitals), which is arguably much more useful for teaching:

    It always seems to be among the top selling science education apps, but Apple never features it. If you want a look at nature at the atomic level, check it out.

    Dig a little deeper that Apple’s bare scratching of the Education app market. There are many gems in there.