Bellevue Public Schools, Bellevue NE
November 6, 2014 Volume 7
Apple Learning Tour
Recently we attended an Apple Event focused on curriculum in the classroom. Our local Apple reps hosted the event and they did an amazing job. We explored apps, designed small projects, and reflected on our ideas. We owned our learning with our guide, Barry Sevett, from Apple.
We were reminded of amazing apps, books, and other resources that have strong ties to our curriculum, like the apps Back in Time and Human Body. These content based apps could be used in many classrooms. We were also reminded of the rich resources in the iBooks Store. One in particular got me excited. E.O. Wilson’s Book of Life on Earth is just beautiful and is full of accurate scientific material. He has now broken his book into 7 different books that are absolutely free! I already have one teacher trying those out. We had Romeo and Juliet read aloud to us in a variety of forms. We checked out Lit2go audio books, which are also free. We went inside the Pyramids in Egypt from an app named The Pyramids. We watched videos of students creating their own iBooks and publishing them to the NeBooks Project. We enrolled in an iTunes U Course that we took with us for even more resources. We participated in a backchannel discussion via our iTunes U course throughout the day. We appreciated how Apple used solid teaching pedagogy during their own trainings as solid models for educators. To read the full post from our day with Apple click here.
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