With Mac in the classroom, your students have access to powerful tools to produce exceptional work. What they’ll do with these apps will surprise you. Over and over again.
Standard on every Mac, iLife apps bring out the creative side of students and teachers alike. iPhoto makes it easy to put together captivating slideshows and other photo creations. Make a photo book to recap the school year or have students chronicle a field trip with snapshots. With iMovie, your class can use simple yet powerful editing tools to create video projects, like a documentary on a student election or a trailer for a school play. And with GarageBand, you can record educational podcasts for the class or have your students produce their own news broadcast. The possibilities for your classroom are endless.
iWork apps for Mac (sold separately) give your entire class a simple way to make everyday schoolwork shine. It’s easy to produce captivating presentations with Keynote. Get started with an Apple-designed theme, then make slides spring to life with fun transitions, 3D charts, and video. With Pages, you and your students can choose from hundreds of templates to create visually stunning newsletters, book reports, flyers, and more. And for data-rich projects, Numbers helps you and your students build tables, charts, and graphs that pop off the page. iWork apps are also compatible with Microsoft Office, so it’s easy to share files with PC users.
When curious minds meet Mac, amazing things happen. And with Aperture, Final Cut Pro X, and Logic Pro X, you and your students can produce incredible creative projects with the same tools that the pros use. These apps (sold separately) let your classroom take full advantage of the power of the Mac to enhance photographs, make music, and edit video. Just like the pros do in the real world.
The Mac App Store is packed with education apps to help your students learn and create. Whether they’re using flash cards to practice vocabulary or high-powered statistical tools for math, you’ll be amazed at what Mac apps can add to your lessons.
The Mac becomes a more powerful learning tool every time you add a new app. Let your students explore a 3D model of the skeletal system with an anatomy app. Teach about the electoral college with an app that turns data into visually stunning charts and graphs. Or find an art history app that gives your students an up-close look at museum masterpieces around the world. It’s easy to search the Mac App Store and find an app (or two or three) to enhance almost any lesson.
The Mac App Store is filled with education apps that students will love. But you’ll also find apps designed just for teachers. Organize your lessons for the day, homework for the week, and school meetings for the entire year with one of many great planning apps. Or use a popular mind-mapping app to improve brainstorms with other teachers and administrators. There are even apps to help you grade essays more efficiently or create an interactive quiz in minutes.
With the Volume Purchase Program, we’ve made it easy for educational institutions to purchase Mac apps and books in volume.
iTunes U is a destination within iTunes solely dedicated to great education content. It’s filled with countless learning resources like lectures, videos, books, and more. And it’s all free.
iTunes U is an ever-growing collection of educational content from institutions around the world. Access over 600,000 resources on every topic, many of which can be used to teach Common Core standards. It’s easy to use iTunes U materials to complement your lessons. You can bring in an MIT physicist as a guest lecturer. Let history speak for itself with archival films from the Library of Congress. Or add to a math lesson with an origami tutorial from the Asian Art Museum. Whatever you’re teaching, you can find resources to help your students gain a deeper understanding of the lesson at hand.
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With Apple TV, you can use AirPlay to wirelessly stream the content on a Mac to any HDTV. Use it to lead a class brainstorm or present a lesson. Or have students connect their Mac to share their work, give group feedback, and collaborate on projects all via the big screen.
The accessibility features in the Mac make it a powerful learning tool for students with special needs. It comes with a screen reader, closed-captioned support, and other innovative accessibility features — right out of the box. For students with cognitive, physical, or other disabilities, Mac opens up incredible possibilities for learning.
Learn more about accessibility on Mac