Learning with iPad.
iPad changes the way teachers teach and students learn. It’s thin and light, so your students can take learning way beyond the classroom. There are thousands of education apps, books, and courses, so lessons come to life like never before. And iPad has software designed exclusively for educators, so you can manage your classroom and collaborate with students in all-new ways.
The projects and the activities that the kids are willing to do on an iPad just become more meaningful and powerful. I’m amazed at what the kids are doing now that they weren’t able to do before.
Hardware designed to take learning further.
iPad Air 2 is just 6.1 millimeters thin and weighs less than a pound, so it’s light enough for students to take anywhere. Learning materials come alive thanks to the powerful A8X chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture. Projects, presentations, and apps look beautiful on the Retina display. The iSight camera is perfect for capturing photos and video for projects, and the front-facing FaceTime HD camera lets students collaborate with classrooms around the world. And with up to 10 hours of battery life,1 you can take your students to the Milky Way and back, without ever having to stop to recharge.
A better experience with every touch.
iOS is the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, and it’s designed to help you get the most out of iPad. Apps run smoothly. Websites open instantly. And videos load quickly. It also comes with great features for education that work seamlessly together. Picture in Picture lets students scale down a video to open a second app, so they can continue watching a lecture while working on a presentation. Split View lets students work in two apps at the same time, so they can use Maps with Flyover to take an interactive 3D tour of Rome, while using Notes to document their findings. And the built-in dictionary allows students to tap and learn the definition and pronunciation of every word they see, in a book, browser, or app.
Transform your lessons in thousands of new ways.
Free Apple apps.
You can download free Apple-designed apps for creativity and productivity on your iPad, giving you more ways to inspire all-new lessons and learning experiences. Turn your classroom into a newsroom with Pages. Reimagine an existing assignment as a documentary film with iMovie. Have your students set their poetry to music with GarageBand. Change lab period into a science fair, using 3D charts and video presentations, with Keynote. Or use the blank canvas of Numbers to transform spreadsheets into multimedia research reports.
Apps for education.
There are over 170,000 apps designed specifically for education.2 Connect iPad to a microscope to capture, edit, and save video and time-lapse images of cell division. Use the camera and microphone to take photos and record sound effects to personalize flashcards for more memorable study. Or rotate iPad for a 360-degree view of the Great Pyramids of Giza. In addition, apps and services you or your students might already use, like Google Docs, Google Drive, Microsoft Office, and Dropbox, work great on iPad.
iTunes U gives you everything you need to develop and deliver lessons on iPad. Build projects and create workflows that include apps, web links, photos, and videos. Distribute, collect, and grade assignments and quizzes. Have group discussions or one-on-one check-ins. And with access to the world’s largest library of free educational content, you’ll find inspiring materials that you can incorporate into any lesson plan.
Introducing a new way to introduce kids to code.
We believe coding is an essential skill that everyone should have the opportunity to learn. That’s why we created Swift Playgrounds, a new iPad app that makes getting started with Swift — our powerful programming language — fun and interactive. Students will meet characters they can control with real code as they tackle puzzles that teach key programming concepts. There are even hints built in along the way. When they’re ready, they can share a video of a completed activity or the code itself.
Meet your new teaching assistant.
Classroom is a powerful iPad app that helps teachers guide learning, share work, and manage student devices. Talk with your technology manager about setting it up for your school.
See what your students see with Screen View.
View any student’s iPad screen on your iPad screen. Check in and see how students are progressing through an assignment or quiz.
Share student work on the big screen.
If your classroom has Apple TV, you can mirror any student’s screen to your TV monitor or projector. It’s a great way to highlight student work, encourage collaboration, and keep everyone involved.
Launch and lock apps with Remote Control.
Launch a specific app or textbook page on each student’s iPad at the same time. You can also lock iPad into a single app, so students stay focused on the subject or test at hand.
Reset forgotten passwords right in the classroom.
If your students forget their passwords, you can reset them directly from your iPad. So they can get right back to work, without having to wait for IT.
Administer student assessments.
iPad is an approved device for securely administering summative exams. This includes state standardized tests from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), and ACT Aspire. There are also apps that let you track students’ progress as they move toward statewide testing.
Even if students share an iPad, they can make it their own.
Shared iPad3 is an iOS feature for schools that share devices and still want to provide personalized experiences. Before class begins, you can assign any iPad to any student in your classroom. Students know which devices to use because their pictures are on the Lock screens. And they can access their personal content with a password or an easy-to-remember four-digit PIN. After students log in, their homework, apps, and assignments appear exactly as they left them.
Learning with Mac.
Mac is a creative powerhouse that lets you craft deeply engaging learning materials. It’s built for the classroom with fast processors and all-day battery life. It comes with powerful software to handle everyday tasks and the most ambitious projects. And it gives students and teachers new ways to be creative and productive. That’s why Mac has been the most loved computer in the classroom for over 30 years.
For me, what’s been most compelling is watching our young students develop their own voice and increase their reading and math skills.
Built for the classroom.
Every Mac is designed to help you make incredible things. MacBook Air comes in 11 and 13-inch for education customers4, with fifth-generation dual-core Intel processors that give you the power to create rich multimedia lessons, and an Intel HD Graphics 6000 chip that can handle even the most graphics-intensive assignments. All-day battery life1 means you can keep working long after the final bell rings. Flash storage is up to 17 times faster than a traditional drive, and more durable because it involves no moving parts. And it’s all packed into an incredibly thin 0.68-inch unibody aluminum enclosure that’s light enough to carry around campus, but strong enough to be tossed in a backpack.
More ways to teach with every click.
MacOS Sierra is the world’s most advanced desktop operating system. It’s designed alongside the Mac hardware so everything works together seamlessly, and it has powerful built-in tools for life in the classroom. Split View lets you use two apps in full screen, so you can position your class roster and syllabus side by side without manually resizing windows. Mission Control helps you organize everything you have open on your Mac, so you can quickly pull up today’s pop quiz, or put the email you’re drafting in a separate space. Pinned Sites in Safari let you keep your favorite websites open, up to date, and easily accessible. Spotlight lets you search both your Mac hard drive and the Internet, making it easy to find your latest notes or research go-to academic web sources. And every Mac comes with Keynote, Pages, and Numbers, which are compatible with Microsoft Office formats. So you can still work on your PowerPoint, Word, and Excel documents.
Powerful apps create new ways to teach and learn.
Every Mac comes with powerful apps for classroom productivity. Pages helps make book reports and term papers even more compelling with stunning visuals and professional-looking layouts. Keynote draws the class’s full attention to presentations, whether you’re animating cell mitosis or seeing Mars from the eyes of the Curiosity Rover. iMovie lets you easily edit field trip footage into a cinematic trailer complete with music, titles, and special effects. If you’re looking to collaborate with colleagues using different OS environments, or have your students work together on a project in real-time, it’s easy to share a document link via iCloud and make edits together from any Mac or PC browser. And the Mac App Store is built in, so there are thousands more apps from education software developers to help students and teachers explore almost any subject.
The future is being written on Mac.
Coding unlocks creativity, develops problem-solving skills, and prepares students for future careers. Swift is a powerful programming language created by Apple developers to make writing code simple and intuitive, so it’s a perfect first language for teaching real-world programming. And Xcode 7 has everything students and teachers need to start building their own incredible apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.
Work together, present, and collaborate in HD.
When you connect Apple TV to your HDTV or projector, you introduce a new way of working together with your students. You’re now free to present from anywhere in the room — take your class through a lesson while walking between desks and providing individual support. Or have your students highlight their work by using AirPlay to wirelessly mirror their own iPad or Mac screens to Apple TV. It even works without an Internet connection.
Our products are designed for every student.
iPad, Mac, and Apple TV come with a range of innovative features for accessibility. Speak Screen reads aloud to students, including email, web pages, and books. VoiceOver can walk them through actions like opening a document or selecting a menu item. Dictation converts spoken words to text, numbers, and characters. And Siri helps students with everyday tasks, like setting a reminder for a test.