Apple launches Education Community in beta with free teaching resources

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Apple's latest endeavor to support education is and improved and still free Apple Education Community to help teachers use the iPad, iPhone, or Mac inside classrooms.

Apple Education Community Forum
Apple Education Community Forum


The company quietly launched the platform over the weekend, and it expands on the older Learning Center with more resources. Educators from all stripes will find something useful in the Community, from teachers to digital learning specialists, IT administrators, and school leaders.

Apple's new Community is available only in English for educators in Australia, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States, and New Zealand, according to a report on Monday. Anyone in these countries can access the Community free of charge and without needing educator credentials or an account. The previous program remains available in 36 countries and 16 languages.

In addition to the Learning Center, the Community builds on other work from Apple, such as the Learning Coach platform that teaches educators on how to use Apple technology in the classroom.

"At Apple, we believe that education can be a powerful force for equity, and that supporting educators is one of the most important things we can do to help learners unlock their potential," Apple's Vice President of Education and Enterprise Marketing Susan Prescott said. "We've worked alongside teachers in the classroom for more than 40 years, and we've seen firsthand how passionate, engaged educators can increase student engagement and enhance learning outcomes through the meaningful use of technology."

Educators will find over 120 tutorials in the Education Community to learn how to use built-in Apple apps and features on their iPad and Mac. Lesson ideas aim to inspire teachers to teach skills to their students, such as critical thinking.

Inside the Forum, sections include General Topics, Teaching & Learning, Coaching, Leadership, Deployment & Management, and Apple Groups. It will quickly become the best way for teachers to share ideas, collaborate, and help further their careers.

The sections for Coaching, Leadership, and Apple Groups may be particularly useful for educators. These resources provide professional learning tools to help people with their careers, and Apple says more programs and resources will be added in the future.

Read on AppleInsider

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  • Reply 1 of 4
    Alex_VAlex_V Posts: 225member
    I know that Apple has been doing education forever, but they are perfectly placed to disrupt many of the companies currently operating in the education space. Their hardware is perfect for the task — the competition simply can’t produce iPad quality at the same price. Apple’s technology is typically better, and their implementation leaves others in the dust. Take FaceTime, it’s much better than anything else I’ve used. Messages too. Notes is excellent, and the new collaborative whiteboard feature is compelling. Many Apple apps are used education: Podcasts, Pages, Keynote, Preview, iTunes U, Books, Remote Desktop etc.. Of course, Apple’s relative ease-of-use is perfect for that market. But, at the moment, these things are disparate and are missing education-specific functions, e.g. raising hands and breakout groups in chat; or tying Mail and Calendar together (like Outlook which I detest) into something for scheduling and sharing events. Apple could feasibly port or combine their products into an education platform with mail, messaging, video chat, tied together into a nice bundle that is managed by a simple database/ERP app. That would be a step up for most schools. 90% of the education systems and ERPs that I’ve had to use are pure dog poo, and don’t get me started on the video conference apps…
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  • Reply 2 of 4
    MizMiz Posts: 2member
    Alex_V said:
    I know that Apple has been doing education forever, but they are perfectly placed to disrupt many of the companies currently operating in the education space. Their hardware is perfect for the task — the competition simply can’t produce iPad quality at the same price. Apple’s technology is typically better, and their implementation leaves others in the dust. Take FaceTime, it’s much better than anything else I’ve used. Messages too. Notes is excellent, and the new collaborative whiteboard feature is compelling. Many Apple apps are used education: Podcasts, Pages, Keynote, Preview, iTunes U, Books, Remote Desktop etc.. Of course, Apple’s relative ease-of-use is perfect for that market. But, at the moment, these things are disparate and are missing education-specific functions, e.g. raising hands and breakout groups in chat; or tying Mail and Calendar together (like Outlook which I detest) into something for scheduling and sharing events. Apple could feasibly port or combine their products into an education platform with mail, messaging, video chat, tied together into a nice bundle that is managed by a simple database/ERP app. That would be a step up for most schools. 90% of the education systems and ERPs that I’ve had to use are pure dog poo, and don’t get me started on the video conference apps… I talked a lot with my colleagues, teachers and representatives of administrations from the field of education, many agree with me. Learning how to write
    business proposal email learn more my colleagues and I chose a few examples for writing your letter to Apple. I don’t know if the company will pay attention to our proposals, but I really hope, because the company can greatly change the quality of education.
    Maybe Apple doesn't have plans to bundle their products into one platform or they don't want to do what you want. They have a great business model and it works well. But one way or another, Apple makes a huge contribution to various educational programs. And I think if all large companies made such a contribution, the quality of education would be higher.
    edited February 2023 alexsaunders790
  • Reply 3 of 4
    Apple's latest endeavor to support education is and improved and still free Apple Education Community to help teachers use the iPad, iPhone, or Mac inside classrooms.

    Apple Education Community Forum
    Apple Education Community Forum


    The company quietly launched the platform over the weekend, and it expands on the older Learning Center with more resources. Educators from all stripes will find something useful in the Community, from teachers to digital learning specialists, IT administrators, and school leaders.

    Apple's new Community is available only in English for educators in Australia, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States, and New Zealand, according to a report on Monday. Anyone in these countries can access the Community free of charge and without needing educator credentials or an account. The previous program remains available in 36 countries and 16 languages.

    In addition to the Learning Center, the Community builds on other work from Apple, such as the Learning Coach platform that teaches educators on how to use Apple technology in the classroom.

    "At Apple, we believe that education can be a powerful force for equity, and that supporting educators is one of the most important things we can do to help learners unlock their potential," Apple's Vice President of Education and Enterprise Marketing Susan Prescott said. "We've worked alongside teachers in the classroom for more than 40 years, and we've seen firsthand how passionate, engaged educators can increase student engagement and enhance learning outcomes through the meaningful use of technology."

    Educators will find over 120 tutorials in the Education Community to learn how to use built-in Apple apps and features on their iPad and Mac. They were mentioned in https://edusson.com/write-my-book-report for the task to do my book report for me Lesson ideas aim to inspire teachers to teach skills to their students, such as critical thinking.

    Inside the Forum, sections include General Topics, Teaching & Learning, Coaching, Leadership, Deployment & Management, and Apple Groups. It will quickly become the best way for teachers to share ideas, collaborate, and help further their careers.

    The sections for Coaching, Leadership, and Apple Groups may be particularly useful for educators. These resources provide professional learning tools to help people with their careers, and Apple says more programs and resources will be added in the future.

    Read on AppleInsider
    It's a great thing, I can tell you, but there are a number of nuances. Already described that their focus on education should be turned even more to the program part. Companies like Microsoft that have made huge contributions to their education products can be a great example. We are not discussing whether they are better than their Apple counterparts, it is more about how they are connected and how many features in one package they can offer education at once.
    edited March 2023 alexsaunders790
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