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 it has the power to create anything students dream up. Yet it’s so intuitive, they can immediately take an idea and run with it.

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

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

The power to do anything. And everything.

PerformanceDoes what you’d expect only a desktop computer 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.

ProductivityWork in more than one app. At once.

Learning doesn’t always happen one app at a time. With multitasking, students can write a book report in Pages while referencing the novel in iBooks, 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. They can use the Dock to pull up favourite and recently used apps and projects, and switch between them on the fly. And Drag and Drop lets students move content from one app to another — with just the touch of a finger.

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 history 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 and 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. It puts an incredible selection of tools and effects in a single instrument. So it’s perfect for taking notes, capturing observations on an excursion, shading detailed illustrations, marking up documents and anything else students or teachers need to do.

Apple Pencil can be a pen, a paint brush, 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 it all on real paper, but with capabilities that go far beyond the real thing.

Now it’s easy for students to write or draw 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.

With both a powerful camera and editing tools on a single device, students can capture a moment, an inspiration or a scene and immediately start working with it. Whether that’s filming an assembly 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.

Designed to go wherever ideas lead.

DesignBuilt to move.

And to be handled.

iPad is incredibly thin and weighs less than 500 grams, 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 roll call straight through to homework.

With up to 10 hours of battery life*, iPad lets students 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.

Superfast 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, apps and projects, keeping them up to date, secure and accessible from any device — while the new Files app keeps it all organised and easy to find. And now, any teacher or student with a Managed Apple ID gets 200GB of free iCloud storage.

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

With apps, iPad can be a laboratory, a movie studio, a time machine, even a spaceship. From free Apple-designed apps for doing and creating to the tens of 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 students 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 tens of thousands more iPad apps from education software developers. Students can discover how their world is made by touching, stretching and twisting molecules. See the human body from the inside out. Or study, rotate and even operate revolutionary scientific inventions. And apps and services like Google Docs, Google Drive, Microsoft Office and Dropbox work great on iPad too.

  • GeoGebra Geometry
  • Epic!
  • Molecules by Theodore Gray
  • The Human Body
  • Kahoot!
  • Explain Everything Whiteboard
  • Slice Fractions 2
  • DragonBox Elements
The Classroom app is a versatile teaching assistant that puts you in charge of every iPad in your classroom, so you can keep your students on track.
The all-new Classbook app lets you easily assign anything from worksheets to activities in educational apps, follow each student’s progress, and collaborate with students in real time.

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 to provide valuable insight into each student’s progress. So you can focus on what’s most important: teaching.

Learn more about Tools for Teaching

More for TeachersInspiration to help you inspire.

We’ve designed programs 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 bring out and celebrate the joy of teaching.

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Testing and assessments.

iPad aces those too.

iPad makes it simple to incorporate formative assessments into your classes. And in single-app mode, iPad is a secure device for administering interim and summative exams, including many standardised assessments. There are also apps that help you track students’ progress, give real-time feedback and improve the focus of lessons as students 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 breathtaking Retina displays 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 superfast 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 outlet.

Keyboard and TrackpadFor extra precision.

The full-sized keyboard is comfortable and precise for writing and coding. Unlike other laptops, 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 there are professional apps for everything from video editing to CAD illustration.

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 own apps. And third-party apps like Microsoft Office, Photoshop and AutoCAD work great on Mac too.

  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Logic Pro X
  • Photoshop
  • Microsoft Office
  • 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 canvases for visualising data. Students have a creative studio to explore and present any idea. And teachers have everything they need to craft compelling 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 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 students 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 program. Build skills on iPad and Mac that directly apply to activities with your students, and earn recognition for what you learn.

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Discover new ways to bring your lessons to life with Apple products, whether you’re building basic skills, looking to enrich everyday activities with iPad and Mac, or ready to completely transform your classroom.

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