Thousands of apps for learning.
With so many educational apps available, students can carry an entire library of reference materials, interactive lessons, even games that make learning fun — anywhere. Apps are transforming the way teachers teach and students learn. And there are apps for every subject — and every stage of learning.
The App Store on iPhone and iPod touch has more than 20,000 educational apps for all kinds of learners, teaching them everything from science to sign language. Students can download the iBooks app to fill their iPhone or iPod touch library with books from the iBookstore. Or find apps for defining words, practicing French vocabulary — even locating the lumbar spine.
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There are loads of apps built into iPhone and iPod touch that are both useful and fun. Use Messages to send text messages to your friends, family or fellow students. Or make a video call with a tap using FaceTime.1 Collaborate on projects with other schools or even hold a virtual field trip.
iWork for iPhone and iPod touch.
Create presentations with custom graphic styles, elegantly designed themes and stunning animations and effects with Keynote. Pages has everything students need to put their words into beautiful documents, including Apple-designed templates and easy-to-use formatting tools. And Numbers includes over 250 easy-to-use functions, an intelligent keyboard, flexible tables and eye-catching charts, so compelling spreadsheets can be created in just a few taps.2
GarageBand and iMovie for iPhone and iPod touch.
GarageBand lets students play a collection of highly expressive Touch Instruments and Smart Instruments that sound just like their real counterparts — but let them do things they never could on a real instrument. They can record, mix and share songs, too. iMovie helps students turn HD video shot on iPhone or iPod touch into a masterpiece. Since inspiration can be fleeting, there’s no reason to wait until they’re back at a computer to start editing — they can get down to the business of mobile moviemaking right away.3
iTunes U for iPhone and iPod touch.
With iTunes U, you can put all the assignments and materials from your course right in your students’ pockets. iTunes U is now available no matter where you teach — at a college, university or K-12 school.
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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 right 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.
iPod touch and iPhone for all.
Built-in accessibility features make it easy for students with disabilities to experience all that iPod touch and iPhone have to offer. They come standard with features that accommodate people with physical impairments, visual and hearing challenges, and different learning styles.
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