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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.

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There are currently two videos available, with more to follow:
PREPARE RESOURCES FOR REMOTE LEARNING
This video will help educators learn how to get up and running for remote learning with iPad. We'll explore ways to access school resources and find apps that support remote learning. Tips will include using iPad built-in features to scan documents and stay organized, using Markup to annotate teacher materials and student work, getting set up with Voice Memos, and more.

CREATE AND SHARE PRESENTATIONS AND DEMOS
Presenting information in compelling ways is even more important when you're not able to be face-to-face with your students. In this video we'll show you how to use iPad built-in features to create demos and instructional videos and share them with your colleagues and students. Using Keynote, or any presentation tool, you'll learn how to record content and create demos on iPad for use with your students.
As a follow-up to the videos, Apple says educators can also participate in 30-minute virtual conferences led by its professional learning specialists.


Update: Apple has also shared a new support document on "preparing your school's Apple devices for remote learning."

Article Link: Apple Supporting At-Home Education With New Series of Remote Learning Videos
 
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rcooked

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Good start, but Google is handing them their lunch in education presently. They have a massive amount of resources available for teachers - I’m not even getting into the software side of things. Compare to this:


I love Apple devices. However, working in education, Google is light years ahead. I don’t see how Apple catches up. It’s an after thought for them now.
 
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calzon65

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At the end of those videos ... just go to apple.com to purchase your learning-from-home iPad. ;)
 

roland.g

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Good start, but Google is handing them their lunch in education presently. They have a massive amount of resources available for teachers - I’m not even getting into the software side of things. Compare to this:


I love Apple devices. However, working in education, Google is light years ahead. I don’t see how Apple catches up. It’s an after thought for them now.
Yep. My two boys are doing eLearning right now through their school using Google Classroom and Zoom. However, as everyone found out quite quickly Google Classroom CAN’T function properly for many tasks on an iPad (even with a Bluetooth keyboard as that wasn’t the issue) vs a desktop class OS. So we had to switch my youngest from an iPad to an old PC so he could complete assignments.
 
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sirozha

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The problem, Apple, is that you have missed the boat on the education. No one is using iWork. Education is using Google or Microsoft. Remote learning goes on using Google Classroom or Office365. Live lessons are conducted using Google Meet or Microsoft Teams. No one cares about what Apple has to offer in the education anymore.
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Yet, still no Classroom support for iPhones.
Why would anyone need Classroom on an iPhone?
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At the end of those videos ... just go to apple.com to purchase your learning-from-home iPad. ;)
Exactly!
 

ericinboston

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The problem, Apple, is that you have missed the boat on the education.

I agree. Apple hasn't done anything in years, if not decades with Education. Facetime could have been enhanced eons ago for some kind of conferencing/webinars/virtual classes. Apple Pencils could have been standard (or extremely cheap like $19) with all iPads starting years ago. No platform for sharing/collaborating on documents in a very simple Education-like way (and Apple is GREAT for simplicity). Finally, the Education pricing is still astronomical for bulk Ed purchasing.
 
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Red Oak

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Apple has completely shi* the bed when it comes to Education. Google Classroom just completely dominates. It is the operating system of all the schools in my area

What a complete cluster. Whoever is in charge of this at Apple should be fired

The weird thing is how Tim and Phil think Apple is doing really well here. And how they completely and constantly diss Chromebooks. That is the scariest thing, if they truly believe that.
 
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DeepIn2U

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Good start, but Google is handing them their lunch in education presently. They have a massive amount of resources available for teachers - I’m not even getting into the software side of things. Compare to this:


I love Apple devices. However, working in education, Google is light years ahead. I don’t see how Apple catches up. It’s an after thought for them now.

Agreed. Yet it is a good start for Apple to return to their roots in education!

I’m sadden becaus for a long time this was a stronghold for Apple which lost this back in 1997-2001 and strengthened on Jobs’ return. I think thei moves then in Californiacause then o be reprimanded due to that state’s policy for vetting computing before trying to make a deal. I cannot recall the specifics yet it was mentioned in an article on this site a few years back.
 

ssgbryan

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Added bonus.

Always remember that video learning is the least effective teaching method if the goal is long term memory retention is the goal.
 

Red Oak

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You would think that "Education" would be one of their "Top 5 Efforts", with a proportionate resources and $ (like Health, AR, Transportation). But, I see almost nothing here. As if they are just leaning back and riding it out

Tell me how I am wrong: either, 1) that education does not matter to them, or 2) that they are doing a better job at it than I think

Because right now, it's a face plant
 
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dilbert99

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If Apple truly wanted to help education, they should be doing web enabled things that are cross platform rather than trying to tie things to an iPad
 
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KittyKatta

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My kids have iPads but I bought them a chromebook on Black Friday because it was $100. What a pile of garbage, its just a web browser with a keyboard. Bah. Appl Rulz!

Fast forward to now where kids around the world were rushed into home school situations and now that “$100 web browser with a keyboard“ has been the tool they need to get work done.
 

Madmic23

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My kids have iPads but I bought them a chromebook on Black Friday because it was $100. What a pile of garbage, its just a web browser with a keyboard. Bah. Appl Rulz!

Fast forward to now where kids around the world were rushed into home school situations and now that “$100 web browser with a keyboard“ has been the tool they need to get work done.

I was thinking the same thing with my kids. They just started learning from home this week, and I've been thinking about getting them a Chromebook and going over all of the different options.

The only thing is, my son is in grade 3, and most of the assignments the teacher has uploaded to Google Classroom are pdfs that the kids need to draw/write on, circle things, etc. The suggestion from the teacher is to add word boxes and shapes on top of the assignment in a Google Slides document. That's not very intuitive for an 8 year old. I have a feeling there is a much better way to utilize Google Classroom, but the teacher seems to be going with lessons that they already had planned out with pen and paper.

Now, I've got my son back on my iPad Pro using the pencil, and he's flying through his work.

I'm still thinking about a Chromebook, but it would have to be one of the touchscreen options. I like the Lenovo 300e, as it comes with a stylus, but in Canada it costs as much as an iPad.
 
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