PRESS RELEASE June 26, 2000

Apple Demonstrates its Leading Education Solutions at NECC

 

NECC, ATLANTA—June 26, 2000—Apple® today demonstrated its ongoing commitment to remain the leading provider of education products* at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in Atlanta. Apple’s presence at NECC includes one of the largest displays of computer hardware, software, and online services designed specifically to meet the needs of educators and students.
“Apple is dedicated to delivering the best computing solutions for the education marketplace and remaining the number one provider of products to educators and students worldwide,” said Clent Richardson, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “NECC is an important forum for the education community and we’re happy to have this opportunity to showcase Apple’s amazing education products and technologies to so many of our education customers gathered together in one place.”
Apple’s complete educational solutions will be featured in Apple’s booth #1620, including:
  •  iMac™, the world’s most popular desktop computer for the home and classroom. iMac offers students the fastest, easiest way to the Internet and also features iMovie™, Apple’s groundbreaking digital video editing software that’s perfect for students recording a field trip or designing video book reports.
  •  iBook™, the “iMac to go.” The best-selling notebook computer, iBook is built from the ground up with the student in mind and features all-day battery life and a unique, rugged design. When coupled with AirPort™, Apple’s wireless Internet networking technology, iBook creates a completely mobile classroom.
  •  AirPort, the most affordable way to bring the Internet into the classroom. A single AirPort base station offers fast Internet access for up to 10 iBook and iMac computers, eliminating the need for cables, additional phone lines or complicated networking hardware.
  •  iTools, which takes unique advantage of the capabilities found only in Apple’s Mac® OS 9. The four iTools include: iDisk, which provides 20 megabytes of free Internet storage for saving and sharing coursework and other documents online; Mac.com, which provides free email access for parents, teachers and students; KidSafe, which protects children online by specifying what sites they can access; and HomePage which lets teachers and students build their own personal websites and host it on Apple’s Internet servers for free.
  •  Apple Learning Interchange, the online community for teaching, learning, research and collaboration; Apple Learning Series, an integrated suite of educator evaluated software and model student projects; and Apple Learning Professional Development, which provides workshops and online courses for educators.
  •  iServices, complete consulting, integration and training services for teachers and administrators to successfully integrate technology into the classroom.
  •  Desktop Movies in Education: An online resource featuring iMovies made by students and teachers. The new Desktop Movies in Education website (easily accessible from www.apple.com/education/dv) offers a first-hand look at the power of digital video in the classroom.
  •  Technology Planning Guide: A virtual roadmap for effective technology integration. Apple’s online Technology Planning Guide takes educators through a planning process and offers a rich set of templates and resource materials specially designed to help teachers maintain focus on teaching and learning. The Technology Planning Guide is available as a free service to the education community from Apple at www.apple.com/education/planning.
  •  Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) Initiative: A blueprint for school interoperability and data access. Apple’s participation in this industry initiative allows educators the choice to purchase the best technology as well as share data seamlessly. SIF ensures that applications work together from the school-district-state levels.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.
* According to leading market research firm International Data Corp. (IDC) Q1CY’00 Worldwide Education Market Report.
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Apple
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