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Topic: education

Apple's Tim Cook asked President Trump for coding requirement at US schools - report

06/19/2017, 09:06 pm

At a Monday technology summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly suggested making programming a mandatory subject in the country's schools.

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Apple honors John F. Kennedy centenary with educational resources celebrating his legacy

05/29/2017, 02:05 pm

Apple is celebrating the centenary of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy with the release of educational materials and activities for students to learn about Kennedy's legacy, with the collection created in collaboration with the JFK library covering subjects including the establishment of the Peace Corps, political courage, the drive for innovation, and inclusion.

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Northern Ireland study finds multiple benefits to using iPads in elementary classrooms

05/24/2017, 10:05 am

Technology can be beneficial to younger students learning core skills, a two-year research project has found, with elementary schools in Northern Ireland found to have improved the numeracy, literacy, and communication skills of their pupils after incorporating iPads into their lessons.

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Apple puts free Swift curriculum on iBooks, plans courses at US schools

05/24/2017, 09:05 am

Apple on Wednesday released "App Development with Swift," a free course available through the iBooks Store, which will also be coming to a handful of U.S. schools at the beginning of the fall semester.

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In two-pronged attack, Microsoft intros low-end Windows 10 S, high-end $999+ Surface Laptop

05/02/2017, 12:05 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the Surface Laptop, a new PC aimed at the educational market, despite having a $999 base price tag with 4 gigabytes of non-upgradeable RAM and 128 gigabytes of storage.

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Apple updates iTunes U for iOS with photo annotations, video messages

03/28/2017, 04:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated iTunes U with a handful of new features, including improved annotation options and ways of sharing and accessing media.

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Logitech announces schools-only Rugged Case & add-on keyboard for Apple's new budget iPad

03/21/2017, 12:03 pm

Hot on the heels of Apple revealing a new budget iPad, Logitech on Tuesday debuted a matching case and keyboard combo intended exclusively for Canadian and American schools.

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Apple's Macs and iPads fall to third place in US classroom use

03/02/2017, 03:03 pm

Apple's Macs and iPads have lost significant ground in the U.S. educational market during the last three years, in 2016 slipping to third place behind Chromebooks and Windows devices, according to new research.

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British MP urges schools to confiscate iPads, says children use tablet to bully

11/29/2016, 09:11 pm

A British Conservative Party politician is calling on educators to prohibit the use of, and if necessary confiscate, iPads during daily lessons in a bid to keep students focused on academic pursuits.

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Apple educational investment in Oakland linked to meeting between Cook, Rev. Jesse Jackson

08/15/2016, 12:08 pm

Apple's recent educational investments into Oakland, Calif. were prompted by a talk between CEO Tim Cook and civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson, according to a report.

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Apple's new 'starter guides' help educators integrate iPad, iOS into curriculum

07/07/2016, 07:07 pm

In a bid to extend its reach into the educational technology market, Apple on Thursday released a set of guidebooks designed to help educators better implement products like iPad and iOS apps into classroom activities.

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Apple beefs up 2016 Back to School sale, offers free Beats with Mac, iPhone or iPad purchase

06/02/2016, 09:06 am

Apple's 2016 Back to School sale is an improvement from last year, offering a better model of Beats headphones with the purchase of an eligible Mac, and also expanding the promotion to include free headphones with the purchase of an iPad Pro or newer iPhone.

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Apple, Maine Department of Education working to swap 'toy' iPads for MacBooks

05/23/2016, 09:05 am

The Maine Department of Education is working with Apple to give some schools the option of trading in classroom-based iPads for new MacBooks at no cost, as teachers have found the tablets "provide no educational function in the classroom."

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Apple School Manager Web portal enters beta ahead of iOS 9.3 debut

02/26/2016, 05:02 pm

Apple is inching toward a launch of major additions to its iOS in Education program first previewed in iOS 9.3 beta, the most recent change being this week's beta activation of the forthcoming Apple School Manager Web hub.

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iOS 9.3 for iPad adds multi-user support for students, new Classroom app

01/11/2016, 01:01 pm

The forthcoming release of iOS 9.3 will add a number of new iPad features focused on the education market, including multi-user support and a new dedicated Classroom app.

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Cook says Apple won't race Google to bottom of education market, calls Chromebooks 'test machines'

12/09/2015, 07:12 pm

At an Hour of Code educational coding session in New York on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company is interested in building powerful, meaningful products for students and teachers, not inexpensive "test machines" like Google's Chromebook.

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EFF complaint accuses Google of mining data from school children [u]

12/02/2015, 10:12 am

The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a federal complaint against Google this week, accusing the search giant of violating its own promises to not collect personal information from children using its devices and services in the classroom.

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Apple's Back to School sale goes online, gains new countries

08/06/2015, 06:08 pm

Apple on Thursday extended its annual Back to School sale, which offers students and educators free Beats Solo2 hardware, to cover online purchases, while expanding availability to a clutch of European countries.

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Apple's Back to School 2015 promo offers $200 Beats Solo2 headphones with purchase of new Mac

07/23/2015, 10:07 am

Apple on Thursday launched its awaited Back to School 2015 promotion, offering a free pair of Beats Solo2 wired headphones, valued at $200, with the purchase of a new Mac.

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Apple's iTunes U course on Swift is watershed in high school computer science education

06/28/2015, 02:06 am

In a groundbreaking first, Apple at this year's WWDC conference in June published an iTunes U course that provides educators with first party tools to teach the Swift programming language to high school students.

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