With so many education apps available, you can carry an entire library of reference materials with you anywhere. Apps help transform the way teachers teach and students learn. And there are apps for every subject and every stage of learning.
A 24/7 learning store at your fingertips.
Shop the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch to find apps for learning. Read descriptions and user reviews. Flick through a few screenshots. Then download the app wirelessly to your iPod touch or iPhone and start using it straightaway.
Whether students need help defining a word, locating the lumbar spine or practising French vocabulary, there’s definitely an app for that. And you’ll find it at the App Store. Tap Featured to get a list of new apps and see what’s hot. Peruse by category or check out the Top 25 apps. If you know exactly which app you’re looking for, find it with a quick search.
Atlas by Collins
Seven beautifully mapped globes show you different views of the world. View in iTunes
A medical reference tool for students learning human anatomy. View in iTunes
Learn to talk like a local with this innovative travel app. View in iTunes
Most of what you do online with a computer you can do with iPhone or iPod touch. And you can do it wherever you go.
Video chat with a tap on iPhone or iPod touch.1 Collaborate on projects with other schools, hold a virtual field trip, or talk to (and see) museum, park or zoo staff. FaceTime also provides a face-to-face way for students with illnesses to chat with teachers from home. And it works straight out of the box — no need to set up a special account or screen name.
HD Video Recording
With the iMovie app for iPhone or iPod touch,2 there’s no need to wait until you’re back at your computer to edit video. Students can get right down to the business of mobile moviemaking. In real time. And in HD. How about video postcards for a class project? iMovie is built for Multi-Touch — you can combine and edit video clips, select dynamic themes, and add music and photos with just a few taps. Then share your finished movies with the class, the school and the world via YouTube.
Built-in Wi-Fi on iPod touch and iPhone means you and your students can do research on the web, write an email (even attach a photo or document), and chat or text with classmates or colleagues. iPod touch and iPhone instantly recognise nearby wireless networks. iPhone uses 3G as well as Wi-Fi to deliver rich HTML email, maps with GPS and Safari web browsing over the mobile network. You can even email or browse the web while making a phone call.
The most advanced web browser for a mobile device comes as standard on both iPhone and iPod touch. So you and your students can carry the power of the Internet in your pocket. Just connect to a Wi-Fi or 3G network, and you can use Safari for nearly everything you do on the web.
Email on iPod touch and iPhone looks and acts just like email on your computer. View your messages in rich HTML, including attachments. Mail recognises file types such as .doc, .jpg, .mp3 and many others. And setting up Mail is easy, because iPod touch and iPhone automatically enter settings for popular accounts including Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, AOL and Microsoft Exchange.
See all the appointments and activities that make up your life with Calendar. You can create and manage multiple calendars and share them with colleagues and students over the Internet. And you can sync Calendar with your iPhone or iPod touch so you’ll never miss an appointment.
Typing on iPhone and iPod touch is easy. That’s because they have an intelligent keyboard that predicts and corrects words as you type. And when you turn your iPhone or iPod touch on its side, the keyboard switches from portrait to landscape with larger keys and more room to type.
Record interviews, reading samples, study guides or class lectures with Voice Memos — included on iPhone and iPod touch. You can even share recordings via email.
Built-in accessibility features make it easy for any student to benefit from all that iPhone and iPod touch have to offer. The 32GB and 64GB iPod touch and the iPhone come as standard with features that accommodate people with physical impairments, visual and hearing challenges and different learning styles.
Touch the screen to hear a description of the item under your finger with the world’s first gesture-based screen reader.
Magnify the entire screen of any application up to five times normal size and move left, right, up and down to view any portion of the screen up close.
For higher contrast, you can change the display to white on black.
If your hearing is limited in one ear, turn on Mono Audio to route audio into both earbuds, so you can hear both channels in either ear.
With iTunes U, you can put all the assignments and materials from your course straight in your students’ pockets. iTunes U is now available no matter where you teach — at a college, university or school.
Learn more about iTunes U
Create and distribute your own courses.
Your iTunes U courses can include all the items you would use in a traditional course: a syllabus, handouts, quizzes and so on. And they can include your own video and audio lectures, as well as interactive elements such as content and links from the Internet, iBookstore, App Store and iTunes Store. You can create iTunes U courses via an easy-to-use, browser-based tool from Apple, then use the same tool to distribute your courses directly to your students.
Teach with iTunes U.
Your students will experience your course using the free iTunes U app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. It’s a simple yet powerful app that puts all the materials for the course at their fingertips. They can listen to lectures, read books, watch videos and stay on top of assignments. And when you post an update or send a message to your class, students receive a push notification with the new information.