The App Store gives you endless ways to help students learn new concepts and express their creativity. Let your class explore the properties of magnesium with an interactive periodic table of elements. Teach young readers new words with an app that turns word-building into a game. Or find a digital painting app to make art anywhere without brushes or paint. You can find study-aid apps built specifically for drills and practice. And apps that complement different learning styles. Whatever you’re teaching, apps help you do what you do best — inspire students to think in new ways.
We’ve made it easy for you to find the right apps for every student and class. Find curated, popular apps — organised by subject — that are sure to get your students engaged. For students with disabilities, our special education collection has amazing apps for every need — from sign language and communication to life skills. We’ve even created a collection of apps just for teachers to help you organise more efficiently and teach more effectively.View all the education collections
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iBooks has a massive selection of books for your class. Discover children’s books, classic novels, biographies, reference guides and textbooks from major education publishers. And many of them are free. You can find curated collections, like syllabus-aligned books and textbooks. Even custom-made books created by other teachers. And with the iBooks app, your students can download books you selected directly onto iPad, so they always have access to a bookshelf’s worth of textbooks — or even an entire library.
Many textbooks from major education publishers are made specifically for iBooks, taking full advantage of the capabilities of iPad. Students can dive into a dynamic timeline about ancient Egypt, rotate a 3D red blood cell or take an interactive chapter review quiz. If they don’t know the definition of a word, one tap pulls it up. They can highlight or underline text with the swipe of a finger, make quick notes and create study cards to review later. Studying is an immersive, interactive experience that goes well beyond the words on the page.Learn more about iBooks Textbooks
iTunes U is an ever-growing collection of educational content from institutions around the world. Access over 750,000 resources on every topic, many of which can be used to teach core subjects. 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 US Library of Congress. Or add to a maths lesson with an origami tutorial from the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Whatever you’re teaching, you can find resources to help your students gain a deeper understanding of the lesson at hand.Browse the iTunes U catalogue
The iTunes U catalogue is also an amazing repository of more than 5,000 iTunes U courses published by teachers, instructors and professors from around the world. Explore how other teachers are teaching. Browse their syllabi, lessons and course materials to get ideas. Or sign up for their courses and experience how they’re teaching classes to their students using videos, digital books and apps — straight from the iTunes U app on iPad.Learn more about iTunes U courses Take a Biology course from the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation