Teach in ways you’ve always imagined.

As a teacher, you inspire the next generation of leaders. You make complex ideas easy to understand. And you’re always looking for new ways to engage your students. So we’ve gathered a series of tips, stories and other helpful materials on this page to keep you inspired. And we’ve created the Apple Teacher programme to help you get the most from our products, and celebrate the work you do every day.

Get a glimpse of what you can do with iPad and Mac.

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Everyone Can Code.

Hear from educator Douglas Kiang on how Swift Playgrounds gives everyone the power to learn, write and teach code.

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iTunes U
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iTunes U has moved the classroom into the real world. Creating a multimedia-rich curriculum has never been easier for the busy educator. To watch students become engaged and want to share ideas is extremely rewarding.

He Xin, Chinese Language Teacher
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Make learning an adventure.

iTunes U gets students in Nanjing, China out of the classroom to experience their history and culture.

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Preparing students for tomorrow.

Watch how iPad and iBooks Author changed the learning experience by helping students in Denmark gain confidence and take pride in their work.

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Make magic happen.

Animate and move elements from one Keynote slide to another with Magic Move.

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Multitask with the Classroom app.

Use the multitasking features on iPad with the Classroom app to stay on task while guiding students through lessons.

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Make things easier to see.

For some students, inverting colours or changing to greyscale makes reading on iPad easier. To enable this feature, go to Settings General Accessibility. This works with text, graphics and video.

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Make charts interactive.

Visualise data on iPad by creating Interactive Charts in the Numbers app.

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View everyone’s screen at once.

Use Screen View in the Classroom app to see what’s on each of your students’ iPad screens at once.

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Workshop

Learn at Apple Retail.

Take a workshop on Keynote, Pages, Numbers, iMovie, GarageBand and more at your local Apple Store.

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Seeing children overcome challenges by themselves makes us feel accomplished and proud that they can better achieve their goals.

Marta Ruiz Benito, Primary Teacher
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Empowering independence.

Learn how the Clock app is giving young students in Spain a new way to work through their day.

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Starter Guides.

Learn how to use Apple apps on iPad and Mac to create custom learning materials. Download the collection of interactive Starter Guides.

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With iPad, students are sharing and building social interaction skills, including expressive and receptive communication. iPad encompasses all the best practices of autism education and helps students connect better with their school environment.

Craig Smith, Deputy Principal and Aspect Practice Specialist
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Creating personal learning environments.

See how iPad is helping students on the autism spectrum in Australia become more confident at school.

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Remove image backgrounds.

Use the Instant Alpha tool in Pages to create beautiful images for project layouts.

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This assessment is different from others because children like doing it. Askî combined with iPad helps the students feel comfortable. It becomes a powerful communication tool that gives them a voice with value during and after the assessment.

Lori Bolay, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, Westview School
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Redefining assessment.

Learn how teachers in Saskatchewan, Canada are using iPad for holistic early learning assessment.

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Take a tour.

Take your class on a virtual Flyover tour of more than 250 cities and destinations around the world in the Maps app.

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The class collaborates on engaging projects that encourage reading, writing and speaking. Literacy and fluency scores have vastly improved and attendance has skyrocketed.

Alina Mills, Teacher
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Unlocking literacy.

Learn how iPad is improving reading and writing skills for students in the United States who speak English as a second language.

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For Educators.

The iTunes home for teaching resources, lesson ideas and other materials.

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Add different language keyboards.

Create resources for language lessons using international keyboards. Choose Settings General Keyboard Keyboards Add New Keyboard. Next choose the language you wish to add. When you are ready to type, simply touch and hold the Globe button and choose the new keyboard.

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Before iPad, there was no way to capture any actual measurements or data unless you spent several hundred pounds on a single set of data-logging equipment. With a low-cost sound app, Pages, Numbers and the iPad camera, students can quickly collect their own data for a range of variables.

Greg Hughes, Teacher and Vice Principal
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Making waves in advanced physics.

See how students in Staffordshire use iPad to measure and analyse sound.

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Ask Siri to help remind you of tasks when you arrive at a specific location.

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Share your location.

Taking a field trip somewhere new? Share your location in Maps. Tap a location address, then tap the Share button to send your whereabouts to colleagues and students via Messages or Mail.

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Exploring the heart.

Watch Jodie Deinhammer help her science students interact with the functions and anatomy of the human heart.

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Apps in the Classroom.

Resources to help you integrate apps into your classes.

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Save time by asking Siri to help keep track of classroom items you need with a list.

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Receive projects with AirDrop.

Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and tap AirDrop. Then choose Contacts Only or Everyone to allow files to be sent to you by people you recognise or all people in range.

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A modern take on Romeo and Juliet.

Watch Larry Reiff use iPad to help his students engage with Shakespeare’s play.

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Activate “Hey Siri”.

Siri now works hands-free, so you can make requests without having to press the Home button. Simply go to Settings General Siri and turn on “Hey Siri”. Tap Set Up Now and repeat the phrases so Siri can recognise your voice.

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Education Collections.

Hand-picked collections of teaching apps to engage students on any topic.

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Tools for formative assessment.

A guide on how to use apps for assessment during your daily instruction.

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Quickly switch between apps.

Double-click the Home button and swipe left or right to select the app you want to use.

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When students become teachers.

Watch Jodie Deinhammer explain how her science class was inspired to create their own lessons in iTunes U to help teach younger students all over the world.

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Open Excel files with Numbers on Mac.

When you receive Excel files from colleagues or students, just right-click the file and select Open With, then choose Numbers from the application list to open it on your Mac.

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Books for Educators.

Resources for professional learning.

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