An Apple ID belongs to the individual student — providing access to all the services and content they need for their own personalized learning experience. With an Apple ID, students can sign in to Apple services such as iCloud, iTunes U, App Store, and iBooks Store — resources that help schools personalize the learning experience and ensure students have access to their work wherever they are.
With an Apple ID, the content a student creates is stored in their own account. So their school work travels with them, no matter which computer or device they use. Whether installing apps assigned by school, backing up homework to iCloud, or downloading a book, an Apple ID allows students to own their learning — and their content — even when they leave school.
An Apple ID is used to:
- Automatically back up and store personal data using iCloud.
- Keep iWork documents up to date between home and school devices.*
- Take notes in iBooks and access them between multiple iOS devices and Mac.
- Enroll in iTunes U courses.
- Receive app licenses and redeem codes for textbooks, purchased on the student’s behalf.
- Locate lost or stolen iOS devices or Macs with Find My iPhone.
While an Apple ID is owned by a student, controls for parents and schools are available to manage what students can do on devices.
Students 13 years of age or older can use their existing Apple ID or easily create one themselves and use it on a school-provided device.
Students under the age of 13 can get an Apple ID through the Apple ID for Students program. Apple provides an online resource to obtain verifiable parental consent at the request of a school. Once consent is received, parents can set up an Apple ID for their student and gain access to information about the use of the Apple ID and any associated data.
Once students reach the age of 13, their Apple ID converts to a full account with full rights and privileges. Students can continue to access any classwork, notes, books, or apps associated with their Apple ID.
Common Sense Media has created eight Multi-Touch books for iPad, using iBooks Author, to help teach students the rules of the digital road. These great resources are available free of charge, and provide both a teacher curriculum guide and a student workbook filled with interactive quizzes, glossary terms, and activities.Explore Common Sense Media iTunes U courses and books
In just a few simple steps, your institution can obtain Apple IDs for students under the age of 13.Enroll now
To request Apple IDs, schools must first enroll with Apple by providing basic information about their educational institution.
Communications from Apple will be sent directly to parents or guardians, letting them know that an Apple ID has been requested for their student and guiding them through the Apple ID creation and registration process.
*Requires iWork in iCloud