Tech Tips BONUS

Week of November 10, 2014

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What is an Apple Distinguished Educator?

"Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs) are part of a global community of education leaders recognized for doing amazing things with Apple technology in and out of the classroom. They explore new ideas, seek new paths, and embrace new opportunities. That includes working with each other — and with Apple — to bring the freshest, most innovative ideas to students everywhere." -

How do I become an ADE?

The program is very competitive. The application includes a written form answering a number of questions and the submission of a 2 minute video that shows how you’re using Apple products in an innovative manner in your classroom.

Currently the application is closed, but sign in here with your Apple ID and choose to be notified when the application period opens for the United States.

What are the qualifications to become an ADE?

From the official documents:
  • a “digital” educator actively engaged in a modern learning environment
  • an inspired user of core Apple technologies personally and professionally
  • uses and integrates a full range of mobile devices for teaching, learning and creative expression
  • an early adopter of promising emerging technologies, pedagogical models and digital content
  • actively shares best practices by authoring authentic content, delivering professional presentations, or conducting and publishing research

What are the benefits of becoming an ADE?

  • Collaboration with other ADEs from across the world.
  • Share feedback with Apple on integrating their products into the classroom.
  • Sharing classroom practices with Apple products with others at your school, area, state, and world.
  • Attendance to the ADE Institute, a week of professional development hosted by Apple.
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Accepted ADE Video Submissions

Cathy Yenca ADE2013
Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Application Video 2013 - Kyle Pearce
Apple Distinguished Educator Application (Asia) 2013
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