Apple’s team of educators have come up with a set of 30 fun, constructive and creative activities for younger kids (4 to 8+) to do with built-in features of iPad and iPhone. The activities are age-appropriate and children can work on them independently, or they can be tailored for the whole family. Some examples of activities provided: Use the Camera in Time-lapse mode to film building a pillow fort, then knock it down while filming in Slo-mo mode. Create a name photo collage with found letters around the house or yard, or create a storybook, complete with drawings. Check out the activity guide here: Apple.co/creativityforkids
The Apple Education Learning Series is a new collection of videos designed to help schools and educators make the most of remote learn- ing on Apple devices. In addition, teachers in K to 12 or higher-education can schedule free, one-on-one virtual coaching sessions with Apple staff educators, or participate in virtual conferences on remote learning. For IT leaders working to reconfigure their environment, apps and curricula for remote teachers and students, a new guide is available: Prepare your Apple devices for remote learning. Educators are invited to join Apple Education on Twitter for weekly chats with other teachers about remote learning, and join the Apple Teacher Learning Center. Apple’s K-12 Education website has recently been updated and is filled with resources for teachers and parents to help students to dive into project guides like Everyone Can Create and Everyone Can Code.
The App Store has curated the new Learn From Home collection and Apple Books is featuring a new Remote Learning collection that includes books recommended by educators. Apple’s Pro Apps, Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X now offer free 90-day trials for all customers, so students who may have used these apps in school but don’t have licenses at home, can continue making awesome new beats or create amazing videos.