education

Apple to Offer Free Professional Learning to Teachers Across Chicago

In a press release today, Apple has announced a new partnership with Chicago Public Schools and Northwestern University in an effort to provide free professional learning to teachers across the city, and offer them tools to bring coding and computer science into the classroom. “Teachers make a world of difference in their students’ lives”, said Apple CEO Tim Cook....

Apple Announces ‘Schoolwork’ iOS App for Teachers

At Apple’s education event in Chicago this morning, the company announced a new app for teachers called Schoolwork. Schoolwork builds on the company’s existing Classroom app, and will enable teachers to create assignments, see student progress and also leverage apps in the classroom. “Creativity sparks a deeper level of engagement in students, and we’re excited...

Apple and Microsoft Move to Take on Google in Education

Microsoft, aiming to take on Google in the education market, announced a new Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S operating system geared toward graduating high school students. The Surface Laptop powered by a Windows 10 S operating system was shown off at an education-focused Microsoft event in New York City, and will hit the market next month...

Apple Acquires Student Data Startup LearnSprout

Apple has acquired education-technology startup LearnSprout, Bloomberg reports. The San Francisco-based startup makes a dashboard allowing educators to analyze and understand student data fast, easily, and securely. According to its website, more than 2,500 schools in 200 districts across 42 states already use LearnSprout. Since Apple has stated numerous times that education is part of...

School Administrators: iPads Enhance Classroom Learning For Students

Public schools in Quebec may not be able to put tablets on students' school-supply list according to a provincial rule, however, some schools using tablets say they are having great success using the devices. Deputy head of Westmount's all-girls private school Antonia Zannis told the CBC that children from kindergarten and up are equipped with...