Technology designed to be as limitless as a child’s imagination.

The power and flexibility of iPad give students the freedom to explore and express new ideas whenever and wherever inspiration strikes. Mac has the power to bring their biggest ideas to life. And built-in apps and intuitive software create an incredibly personal learning experience for each student — one that can be as unique as they are.

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iPadThe perfect computer for learning looks nothing like a computer.

iPad is designed for complete freedom of expression and freedom of movement. With amazing apps and advanced built-in technologies, iPad can be anything students want it to be and has the power to create anything students dream up. Yet it’s so intuitive, they can immediately take an idea and run with it.

For a more powerful and productive iPad.

Built on the same foundation as iOS, iPad has become a truly distinct experience. With powerful apps designed for the large Multi-Touch display. A redesigned Home Screen for information at a glance. New multi­tasking tools that let educators and students work exactly how they want with intuitive gestures. A desktop-class browsing experience in Safari on iPad, so web apps work exactly as you’re used to. And an updated Files app for powerful new ways to view, work on and share files.

Loaded with advanced technology, but so easy to pick up.

Multi-TouchIt works the way kids think.

From the moment students pick up an iPad, they’re ready to make things happen by tapping, swiping, dragging and dropping. Straight away, they know how to move text, photos and documents around like experts, whether they’re just learning how to spell or plotting trig functions. Multi-Touch is a profoundly immersive and responsive experience that gets students of all learning styles fully engaged in what they’re doing. And in what you’re teaching.

AccessibilityBuilt to make every student powerful.

Like all of our products, iPad is designed with a wide range of features to empower students of all abilities. Including Speak Screen, which reads content aloud to those who can’t see it, or who learn better with audio reinforcement. VoiceOver, which can walk students through actions such as opening a document or selecting a menu item. And Guided Access and Safari Reader help students stay focused.

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Physical and Motor Skills
  • Learning and Literacy

The power to do anything. And everything.

PerformanceDoes what you’d expect only a desktop could do.

As soon as you hand out an iPad, you’re putting incredible power in your students’ hands. They can edit a 4K video between classes. Build a 3D model of a steam engine. Or conduct a virtual orchestra to create the soundtrack for a presentation on classical music. And iPad with iPadOS makes all that work even faster than before.

ProductivityWork in more than one app. At once. Edit with the touch of a finger.

Learning doesn’t always happen one app at a time. iPadOS expands the versatility of iPad with new ways to multitask and work with apps in multiple windows. Students can write a book report in Pages while referencing the novel in Books, keeping both apps active in Split View. Or they can research the life cycle of butterflies in Safari while sketching the larval stage in Keynote. Slide Over keeps all of the apps they need at the ready. They can use the Dock to pull up favourite and recently used apps and projects, and quickly switch between them. Drag and Drop lets students easily move content from one app to another. And new intuitive gestures make easy work of editing your work — with just your fingers.

SafariWeb apps like you’re used to.

Browsing the internet on iPad is so immersive it’s like holding the web in your hands. And now, powerful new features make Safari on iPadOS a desktop-class browsing experience. Enjoy the desktop version of websites like Google Docs and WordPress on your iPad exactly as you’re used to. And the new Download Manager lets you see and manage your downloaded files.

Augmented reality.Teach them about the world. By changing how they see it.

Augmented reality on iPad can transform how students learn about and connect with the world around them. Turn your classroom into the cosmos. Make a history lesson as vivid as the present by restoring ancient artefacts. Or even peer inside everyday objects to understand how they’re put together. iPad is built to move, packed with advanced technologies like accelerometers, powerful cameras and an operating system designed with AR specifically in mind. All together, it creates an experience that’s simply not possible on other platforms.

Sketch a thought, type out a verse or capture a scene.

Apple PencilFor free-flowing notes, ideas or masterpieces.

Though it feels familiar, Apple Pencil opens up an entirely new way to use iPad.1 It puts an incredible selection of tools and effects in a single instrument. And with iPadOS, Apple Pencil feels even more like writing on paper. So it’s perfect for taking notes, capturing observations on a field trip, shading detailed illustrations, marking up documents and web pages, and anything else students or teachers need to do.

Apple Pencil can be a pen, a paintbrush, a pastel stick and more. And its sophisticated pressure and tilt sensors can achieve all the same subtle effects. Lightning-fast responsiveness creates a smooth and natural experience. So students can do everything from calligraphy to technical drawing, smudging to erasing, watercolour to oil painting — as if they were doing them all on real paper, but with capabilities that go far beyond the real thing.

Now it’s easy for students to write or draw directly in any Pages, Numbers or Keynote document. And teachers can instantly add their own notes to those documents, along with PDFs, photos, web pages and more.

CamerasTake in the world.

In more ways than one.

On a single device, students can capture a moment, an inspiration or a scene, and immediately start working with it. Whether that’s filming the science fair for the school website or editing a documentary for a history project. And the FaceTime camera makes it easy to communicate and collaborate with others.

KeyboardsFor those who need to feel every keystroke and command.

iPad has an intuitive onscreen keyboard, and it’s also compatible with all kinds of Bluetooth keyboards.1 And with iPadOS, there are more ways to use both however you want.

Designed to go wherever ideas lead.

DesignBuilt to move.

And to be handled.

iPad is incredibly thin and weighs less than half a kilo, so it’s light enough to move about the classroom or take on any adventure outside school. And it’s as durable as it is portable, with an aluminium unibody construction to withstand true hands-on learning.

BatteryFrom assembly all the way to homework.

With up to 10 hours of battery life,2, iPad lets kids be productive and creative throughout the school day. So they can go from doing their own field research, to drafting their final project, to handing it in — without having to stop to recharge.

Wi‑FiUntethered creativity.

Super-fast 802.11ac Wi‑Fi means students can stay connected to their assignments and projects, no matter which classroom they’re in. They can browse websites as soon as teachers share them, stream a video lecture uninterrupted, collaborate on documents and hand in even the most media-rich projects instantly.

iCloud and FilesPlenty of space for students to think big.

iCloud safely stores all of a student’s documents and projects, keeping them up to date, secure and accessible from any device. And any teacher or student with a Managed Apple ID gets 200GB of free iCloud storage.

iPadOS gives you powerful new ways to view and work on files. The Files app keeps all of your work organised and easy to find in one place, whether it’s stored in the Cloud, on your iPad or even a USB drive, so students can grab their files from anywhere. iPadOS lets you take quick actions like mark up and rotate files, and compress and uncompress ZIP archives.

The magic of iPad is that you can make it anything you need it to be.

With apps, iPad can be a laboratory, a film studio, a time machine, or even a spaceship. From free Apple-designed apps for doing and creating to the thousands of apps in the App Store designed specifically for learning, no matter the topic or the task at hand, there’s an app to make it even more engaging.

Built-in AppsReady to create.

From the word go.

iPad comes packed with a collection of apps designed by Apple to take full advantage of advanced technologies like the Multi-Touch display, Camera and accelerometer. iMovie brings the power of moving images to storytelling. GarageBand lets any student be in a band, even if they’ve never played an instrument. And Pages can transform written reports into interactive, digital books complete with photos and illustrations.

Apps for EducationA world of apps for discovery, exploration and creation.

The App Store has thousands more iPad apps from education software developers. Students can discover how their world is made by touching, stretching and twisting molecules or make a digital virtual creation and add it to the real-world environment with Augmented Reality. Apps and services like Google Docs, Google Drive, Microsoft Office and Dropbox work great on iPad too.

  • AR Makr
  • Canvas Student
  • GeoGebra 3D Calculator
  • IXL
  • Lexia Core5 Reading
  • Minecraft Education Edition
  • Molecules by Theodore Gray
  • Plantale
Schoolwork is an iPad app that lets you easily assign anything from worksheets to activities in educational apps, follow each student’s progress and collaborate with students in real time.
The Classroom app is a versatile teaching assistant that puts you in charge of every iPad and Mac in your classroom, so you can keep your students on track.

Tools for TeachingApps that help you put the power of technology to work. In and out of class.

We’ve developed tools to make it easy for you to guide how your students use devices and apps in the classroom, and provide valuable insight into each student’s progress. So you can focus on what’s most important: teaching.

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More for TeachersInspiration to help you inspire.

We’ve designed programmes to help teachers learn from one another, professional learning resources to build skills and confidence with iPad and Mac, and initiatives to recognise pioneers in education. All to empower you to be the best teacher you can be.

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Testing and assessments.

iPad nails those too.

With Assessment Mode, iPad and Mac are secure devices for administering interim and final exams, including many standardised assessments. Both make it simple to incorporate formative assessments for learning into your instruction and there is a range of formative learning apps that let you evaluate students’ long-term progress as they move towards these tests.

MacPower to make big things happen.

Mac has been empowering the world’s leading engineers, artists, scientists, designers and musicians for decades. And it’s been doing the same for students too. Because it’s packed with power for their most ambitious ideas. High-performance graphics and processors, advanced storage and memory, and a breathtaking Retina display all come together to run pro-level apps for any passion.

Big on performance. Light in the backpack.

Retina DisplayFor more expansive forms of expression.

The high-resolution Retina Display on Mac is great for students who need the extra screen space for big projects, and the clarity to fine-tune even the smallest detail. That’s essential if they demonstrate an interest in things like graphic design, engineering or video editing.

PerformanceDesktop power. Desk optional.

With high-performance processors, cutting-edge graphics and super-fast Flash storage, Mac has the power to create and move massive project files and simultaneously run multiple pro-level apps. And all that power is encased in an incredibly thin and light design, so students and teachers can get work done almost anywhere.

BatteryAll-day battery life.

Mac puts unprecedent­ed performance into an impossibly thin design, yet still provides all-day battery life — up to 10 hours. So teachers and students are free to keep building, designing, developing or composing, without being tethered to the closest power socket.

Keyboard and TrackpadFor extra precision.

The full-size backlit keyboard is incredibly comfortable and precise for writing and coding. Unlike other notebooks, the spacious Force Touch trackpad on a Mac lets you click anywhere. And it knows what you want it to do based on intuitive gestures like pinch-to-zoom and subtle differences in pressure.

Apps to get students started. And apps to take them further.

Every Mac comes with powerful apps for productivity and creativity built in. The Mac App Store has thousands of additional apps designed specifically for education. And professional apps for everything from video editing to CAD illustration work beautifully on Mac.

Professional AppsTurn a passion project into a full‑on production.

Mac gives students more opportunities to grow professional skill sets. Apple-designed apps like Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X are great for video editors and musicians. And qualifying institutions can get them at a special price. For coders, there’s Xcode for building their very own apps. And third-party apps like Microsoft Office, Photoshop and AutoCAD work beautifully on Mac too.

  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Logic Pro X
  • Photoshop
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • AutoCAD

Built-in AppsReady to craft, calculate, communicate or illustrate.

Every Mac comes ready to create with Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand and Photos. Book reports and essays look stunning. Spreadsheets become canvasses for visualising data. Students have a creative studio to explore and present any idea. And teachers have everything they need to craft creative assignments and beautiful materials.

  • Pages
  • Numbers
  • Keynote
  • iMovie
  • Photos
  • GarageBand

Thousands more options to explore.

The Mac App Store makes it simple to browse and discover thousands more apps from education software developers, so students and teachers can dive deeper into almost any subject.

Run with ideas across all devices.

Mac does a lot. And when students use it with other Apple devices, it does even more. They can snap a photo on their iPhone or start an idea on an iPad, and pick it up on a Mac to make it even richer. iCloud safely stores all of their documents, apps and projects, keeping them up to date, secure and accessible from any authorised Apple device.

Apple TVIt makes big ideas huge.

When you connect Apple TV to your HDTV or projector, you introduce a new way of working together with your students. Take them through a lesson while freely moving about the classroom to provide individual support. Or encourage a student to share their work, which they can do instantly from their own iPad or Mac.

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More for TeachersGreat teachers never stop learning. And we fully support that.

Apple Teacher

Apple Teacher is a free, self-paced professional learning programme. Build skills on iPad and Mac that directly apply to activities with your students, and earn recognition for what you learn.

Teacher Resources

Get tutorials and lesson ideas, and join conversations with fellow teachers about how to use iPad and Mac to inspire creativity and enhance learning.

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