What you need to know
- Apple has published a lengthy piece about using iPads to teach.
- It highlights one teacher using iPads to help students look after their gardens.
- It highlights how technology can change teaching for the better.
Apple today published a lengthy newsroom post outlining how teachers are making use of iPads in the classroom and out of it. One example is Coppell Middle School East science teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator Jodie Deinhammer.
Deinhammer is using iPads to help students tend the school's community garden, even though students are being taught remotely.
Gardens aren't the only place iPads are being used, either. Students are using apps like Keynote to collect data and all of their work is then combined into a book that can be shared with other classes and even their local community.
Unsurprisingly, students like the idea of using iPads and even iPhones when learning as well. Oh, what I'd have given to be able to do the same when I was at school!
Be sure to check out the full Apple Newsroom piece for some great quotes and even better photos of the work these kids are doing.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
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