The MeeBot 2.0 from UBTech Robotics has just launched as an Apple Store-exclusive kit, one that enables children to learn how to build their own robot at the same time as learning basic coding skills to make it move and dance.
A project between Glasgow City Council and CGI will provide nearly 50,000 school children in the city with an iPad, as part of a 300 million pound ($369 million) project to help modernize and improve the educational prospects for Scottish schoolchildren.
Apple and Tennessee State University have joined together on the HBCU C2 Presidential Academy, meant to expose students at historically black colleges and universities — HBCUs — to opportunities in programming and app development.
Apple CEO Tim Cook took an unusually dark tone in part of a Stanford University commencement speech on Sunday, highlighting the "chaos" caused by Silicon Valley, and the threat of corporate and government surveillance.
Teachers across Europe are using iPads to help them work with students who are having to learn a new language as well as their regular lessons, including some who have never been in a classroom before.
Most college and university students would choose to use a Mac, but price is a considerable barrier, according to a survey commissioned by Apple-oriented device management firm Jamf. [Updated with revised Jamf data on percent of PC buyers motivated by price]
Jamf is making a bigger play for the eduction market by introducing Jamf School, a version of its Apple device management platform designed for use in schools by teachers, with a more intuitive interface that doesn't require a high level of IT knowledge to maintain.
Apple is hoping to encourage more kids to learn to program via one of its Apple TV+ shows, extending its existing Swift-based coding curriculum by having a Sesame Street-themed show teaching the fundamentals program design and creation.
Apple on Tuesday announced an expansion to its international coding in education initiatives, noting increases in access to its App Development with Swift curriculum in Singapore and a second Apple Developer Academy in Indonesia.