In addition to discontinuing iBooks Author, Apple is also discontinuing iTunes U by the end of 2021, announced in a support page.
Automatically access classes set up through Apple School Manager by signing into your device with a Managed Apple ID; Use AirPlay to project class details to Apple TV when inviting students to join a teacher-created class; Easily adjust the size of students’ screens by pinching to zoom in or out.
Dr. Mac says some of the bright spots in this dark time are formerly paid services and apps now available at no cost for a limited time in response to the crisis and shares a handful of his faves.
Dr. Mac racked his brain for useful things your technology can do for you while you’re not going out much in Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves Episode #376.
Siobhan O’Flynn writes about all the ways that companies like Google collect data from kids in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. It starts when schools increasingly turn to Google services in education.
Alphabet Inc. dominates child-directed and child-featured content online through YouTube Kids and has now colonized online educational spaces through Google Docs, G-Suite, Chromebooks and the associated Gmail accounts for children that are required for use. This means that Google’s access to children’s data spans entertainment (YouTube and YouTube Kids), search and purchase histories (via associated parental accounts), and educational sectors.
Almost 50,000 teachers and students in Scotland will be getting free iPads as part of a deal Glasgow City Council and Canadian IT firm CGI.
Teachers that join Apple’s Teacher Coding Academies have been making a difference with the apps that they create.
Apple is partnering with Tennessee State University to promote diversity in programming in HBCU C2 Presidential Academy.
A spate of Netflix preschool programming has been announced and geared towards kids aged 2 to 6 with educational content.
The 2019 Back to School sales are starting with Apple. The MacBook Air price has been lowered to US$1,099 and updated with True Tone.
Jamf is a mobile device management company for Apple devices. Today it announced the launch of Jamf School.
Jamf School is an Apple education technology solution purpose-built for educators. It wasn’t designed for the expert IT user; instead it was designed with an intuitive interface and workflows to empower teachers to seamlessly manage and use their Apple devices for creating an active learning environment. It joins Jamf Pro to offer schools a solution choice that best fits their needs. With the launch of Jamf School also comes powerful apps.
Jamf is partnering with Google Cloud to make it easier for schools and businesses to authenticate Apple devices.
With Jamf Connect, users can unbox their Apple device, power it on and access their corporate and learning applications after signing on with Cloud Identity (or G Suite) credentials. Additionally, IT admins are more easily able to manage Mac accounts while knowing their hardware and information is secure.
Students at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland can now add their campus ID card to Apple Wallet.
Apple and Microsoft team up to provide a federated authentication solution for Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD).
Apple is supporting the News Literacy Project (NLP) and Common Sense in the U.S., and Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori in Italy.
Roundups of educational apps usually involve apps for students. But this is a list of five educational apps for teachers.
Apple is partnering with Oakland-based Dream Corps as part of the company’s Community Education Initiative.
Tim Cook, along with Ivanka Trump, visited the schools to see how they were using the technology.
Host Kelly Guimont talks to Andrew Orr and John Martellaro about how Apple’s AI can help college students, and Facebook’s latest PR problems.