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.
iOS 7 and education
iOS 7 provides powerful new ways to configure and deploy devices across institutions and features to help schools purchase, distribute and manage apps with ease. App Store license management, seamless enrollment in mobile device management (MDM) and single sign on are just some of the capabilities in iOS 7 that make it ideal for education.
E.O. Wilson calls iPad textbooks ‘a miracle’
Apple’s education event in New York on Thursday revealed the company’s plans to change the way textbooks are used by students in both K-12 and college environments using iPads. But is Apple overstepping its bounds? iPads in schools are still … Continued
∞ China to cancel jobless college majors
China’s Ministry of Education plans to cut college majors in which 60% or more of graduates remain jobless for two years.
∞ Florida school trades textbooks for iPads
Orlando Sentinel: “When students at the new Lake Minneola High School in Lake County return to classes in a few weeks, they’ll have access to more than half a million dollars worth of new iPads that they’ll use at school and at … Continued
∞ Science learning site, Scitable, goes mobile for iPhone, iPad
Nature Publishing this week took a huge step forward, making its collaborative learning website, Scitable, mobile friendly.
∞ Apple launches App Store Volume Purchase for schools
Apple quietly launched a new program for educational institutions that want to purchase apps from its iPhone, iPod touch and iPad App Store — a Volume Purchase Program.
∞ Three new "Take Control" ebooks for iPad, iPhone, Mac released by Adam Engst
Adam and Tonya Engst have released three new ebooks that cover topics for Mac, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users.
∞ Sandvox training videos released
Long time Macintosh developer, Dan Wood, released a new set of training videos this week for his Web site building tool, Sandvox.
∞ MacProVideo releases Spectrasonics Trilian video tutorials
MacProVideo on Friday released a new set of video tutorials for Mac-based musicians.
∞ Groove3 offers two new Pro Tools training videos
Video training company Groove3 on Monday released two new Pro Tools training videos.
∞ Take Control of Screen Sharing and Back to My Mac released
Mac personalities Adam and Tonya Engst have released two new ebooks in their popular “Take Control” series.
∞ U of South Florida gives student athletes 13-inch MacBook Pro
The University of Southern Florida is joining the growing number of educational institutions that are utilizing Apple technology to make learning more efficient for its students.
∞ MacTech extends free six month subscription offer
There have been a lot of holiday sales and offers over the last few days, but a few are still available, including a magazine offer from MacTech.
∞ Groove3 releases Music production and mixing Pro Tools videos
Video tutorial-maker, Groove3, released two new tutorial videos targeted to users interested in learning about music production and mixing.
∞ Video tutorial app streams content to the iPhone
MacProVideo on Wednesday released a new version of its N.E.D.i (NonLinear Educating Device for iPhone), a video tutorial app for iPhone and iPod touch users.
∞ Disney pushes into e-books with Web-based interactive books
Disney on Tuesday introduced Disney Digital Books, a new effort to capture the attention of tech-savvy early readers and their parents. The e-books are viewable on a Mac or PC running a Web browser with Flash, and the service operates on a subscription model. A free trial is also available.
∞ Drexel University moves nurses from textbooks to the iPod touch
Out with the old, in with the new.
∞ Apple adds Rush, John Legend lessons to GarageBand
Apple on Tuesday expanded the lessons available in the GarageBand Lesson Store to include two classic Rush songs and a John Legend song.
∞ Take Control Snow Leopard ebooks available
Adam and Tonya Engst released two new Snow Leopard ebooks on Thursday, as part of their “Take Control” series.
∞ Sarah McLachlan's engineer video tutorial on mixing in Pro Tools
MacProVideo released a new video tutorial on using Pro Tools to mix music. This time the company hired Sarah McLachlan’s engineer to give the lesson.
∞ 'Take Control of Passwords in Mac OS X' ebook available
Two of the most influential publishers in the Mac industry, Adam and Tonya Engst, have released a new ebook designed to help users manage their passwords in Mac OS X.
∞ MacProVideo releases free Logic Pro 9 video tutorials
MacProVideo didn’t wait long to release the first video tutorial for Apple’s Logic Pro 9. And the best part is, it’s free.
∞ Ask Video releases Ableton Live 8 video tutorials
Ask Video on Tuesday released a new collection of videos for users of Ableton’s Live 8 software.
∞ MacProVideo releases new Pro Tools video tutorials
MacProVideo is one of the goto places for high-end video tutorials. On Monday they released a new title aimed at the professional audio market.
∞ Maine orders 71,000 MacBooks for high schools
Maine has placed an order with Apple for 64,000 MacBooks, with another order for 7,000 coming in the next few weeks.