#5 Biggest Announcements from the Apple Education Event


Apple’s annual spring event, which was to be held at California, has now been hosted at a secondary school in Chicago this year, promising to focus its newest products toward the education market that has been dominated by Google and Microsoft. The keynote was consolidated into only 60 minutes, the greater part of which revolved around every one of the things you can do with a newly announced iPad.

An “Education” iPad

The star of the announcement was the new “affordable" iPad with stylus support. Reasonable is in quotations since it costs $299 for schools, however, $329 for every other person — the same cost as iPad's 9.7-inch tablet, which was announced last spring. The biggest update with this iPad is that it'll at last work with the $99 Apple Pencil ($89 for students/teachers), which was already just supported by the iPad Pro.

The new education-specific iPad will incorporate an HD FaceTime camera, an 8-megapixel rear camera, Touch ID, and run on Apple's A10 Fusion chip. It claims 10 hours of battery life and will be accessible in an LTE version too.

New Logitech Crayon Stylus

The new iPad works with an Apple Pencil and hasn't received a price drop for buyers ($89 for students). Rather, Apple announced a less expensive third-party stylus that'll work with the iPad called the Logitech Crayon. At $49, the Crayon has vivid orange bands that look livelier than the original Pencil stylus.

Apple additionally says Logitech will offer a $99 iPad case with a keyboard component that is intended to be tough. Since schools can be so tough.

iWork Updates

The vast majority of the updates today arrive by means of software, with a new version of iWork that incorporates support for, obviously, the Apple Pencil. Pages, for instance, now incorporate a Digital Book Creation tool that gives educators and understudies a chance to build books together by including pictures, handwritten notes, and hand-drawn representations. Numbers can now be used able to be used to create lab reports, and Clips will get new kid-friendly filters to urge them to express themselves digitally.

Outstandingly, teachers will likewise have the capacity to markup documents on Pages with the Apple Pencil, like how they might grade a paper.

Classroom Management Apps

With the new iPad, Apple is likewise presenting another application, Schoolwork, for educators to manage their classroom digitally. Schoolwork enables instructors to hand out digital assignments to students, for example, homework, exercises, and mark due dates for different projects. Apple compared the task to writing an email, with choices to attach PDFs and links to each new project. To oblige all these document attachments, Apple will update student iCloud accounts to incorporate 200GB of capacity as a matter of course.

For teachers, Apple keeps on pushing its Apple Teacher program that demonstrates the diverse approaches to use Apple applications in the classroom and rewards them with badges when they achieve it. Teaching, gamified!

Everyone Can Create

All this is part of another initiative by Apple called "Everybody Can Create," which basically charges the new iPad as a definitive creative classroom device for students to learn and express themselves.

The curriculum focuses on four zones: photography, music, video, and drawing. With tools like Clips and GarageBand, Apple is pushing students to make things digitally at a youthful age — something that is unmistakably important to a demographic that grew up on YouTube, Snapchat, and Instagram as their essential sources of web entertainment. Students can likewise use AR applications to show and envision math or science concepts, and use applications to create audit reports.

Everybody Can Create will be accessible for preview beginning today, with a full rollout this summer. Schoolwork is scheduled to dispatch in June.