Simply Piano gamifies the tedious process of learning to play piano, but is it worth the subscription cost?
“School at Home” is now the new normal for millions of families, but it is closer to “Work from Home” than pure homeschooling. As the parent of three elementary-aged children who have already started classes at home, here are Rich Mogull’s best tips.
Apple’s Distinguished Educator program has hit the quarter-century mark, and the company noted the occasion by highlighting one of its first participants.
Do you or a loved one feel compelled to homeschool in the coming year? With a year of homeschooling under his belt, Josh Centers suggests five apps that might help.
Apple is expanding its partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, creating more coding centers that will teach communities how to program.
One of the most interesting aspects of the Jamf Nation User Conference has been the Innovation Hub educational outreach program for schools in developing nations, instantiated last year by a classroom in a shipping container. Adam Engst describes where the Innovation Hub program came from and where it’s going.
We think of our iPhones, iPads, and Macs as extremely personal devices, but as you’ll read in these five stories from the Jamf Nation User Conference, large organizations are also putting Apple devices to interesting uses as focused tools in education, healthcare, hospitality, and retail.
If you’re involved in a nonprofit organization that has technology needs, TechSoup provides deeply discounted software and services. Jeff Porten is a fan, but he found that signing up for and making good use of TechSoup requires some effort. Here’s what he learned.
To complement its Everyone Can Code initiative, Apple has launched a new media creation training program called Everyone Can Create. It’s aimed at schools but is free for everyone.
France has officially banned the use of smartphones, tablets, computers, and more in schools for students under the age of 15. In reality, the law is more about sending a public health message than actually separating kids from electronics during school.
Apple has released a new iPad app for teachers, dubbed Schoolwork, that aims to make it easy for teachers to manage assignments.
When MIT's Nicholas Negroponte announced a $100 laptop in 2005 with the intent of giving a laptop to every child in the world, it promised to revolutionize education. Over a decade later, he's moved on and the One Laptop Per Child project is typically regarded as a failure. The Verge looks at what happened.
Apple positions the iPad as being a perfect device for kids. Developer Dave DeLong disagrees and lays out 12 reasons why the iPad — or any iOS device — isn’t really designed for use by young children.
Apple is a bit of an underdog in the education market, where Google increasingly dominates with inexpensive, easily managed Chromebook laptops. On Tuesday, Apple staged an education-specific press event at a Chicago magnet school to trot out a host of education initiatives meant to make Apple more competitive in the classroom.
In a welcome move, Apple has updated the entry-level 9.7-inch iPad with a faster chip, support for the Apple Pencil, and a few enhanced camera features. The price remains the same, starting at $329 for 32 GB.