Live Blog of Apple's March 27th Education Event

Live Blog of Apple's March 27th Education Event

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iClarified - 2018-03-27 09:08:18
Thanks for joining us!


iClarified - 2018-03-27 09:07:24
That's it!


Verge - 2018-03-27 09:07:12
Live Blog of Apple's March 27th Education Event


CNET - 2018-03-27 09:06:45
Cook: Apple's hosting its first Everyone Can Create session at its fancy new Chicago store tonight. Cook is thanking all teachers around the world "for the important work you do every day"


iClarified - 2018-03-27 09:04:04
Another video. Kids exploring gravity.


Verge - 2018-03-27 09:02:18
We’ve been at this for 40 years, and we care deeply about education. We believe that our place at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts makes it possible for us to create powerful products and tools that amplify ... creativity.”


Engadget - 2018-03-27 09:01:41
Live Blog of Apple's March 27th Education Event


CNET - 2018-03-27 09:00:50
"This is an important day for Apple and we hope it's important day for students and teachers around the world too."
"All of the amazing augmented reality apps being created specifically for learning puts the ability to explore the world in the hands of our students and teachers"


iClarified - 2018-03-27 08:59:25
Tim Cook is back


iClarified - 2018-03-27 08:58:51
Video: "What's it like to be a teacher" from the kids view


Verge - 2018-03-27 08:58:06
Live Blog of Apple's March 27th Education Event


Engadget - 2018-03-27 08:57:07
A preview of this plan is available today; available for classrooms by the fall.


Verge - 2018-03-27 08:56:49
Live Blog of Apple's March 27th Education Event


Verge - 2018-03-27 08:55:50
Examples: use the camera to see spirals in math class. Record audio and background tracks to make audio reports based on speeches. Learning video editing concepts.


Verge - 2018-03-27 08:54:58
It’s focused on using tech to “unleash kids’ creativity ... in the classroom.”
Four disciplines: music, video, photography, and drawing.


Engadget - 2018-03-27 08:53:18
Apple is saying now that it's building a brand new curriculum. It's called "Everyone Can Create."


iClarified - 2018-03-27 08:52:11
Prescott is back up


iClarified - 2018-03-27 08:50:19
Teacher Kasia Derza from Chicago to talk about coding.


CNET - 2018-03-27 08:49:27
"Today we're announcing an AR Kit module for our App Development with Swift program."


CNET - 2018-03-27 08:48:48
Live Blog of Apple's March 27th Education Event


Verge - 2018-03-27 08:48:10
"Swift is the fastest growing programming language." Swift Playgrounds is localized to 15 languages and available in 155 countries.


Verge - 2018-03-27 08:47:25
Prescott back onstage. "Everyone can code."


Engadget - 2018-03-27 08:44:16
Teacher Nikole Blanchard from the Dunham School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is on stage, to talk about how she uses Apple tech and resources.


CNET - 2018-03-27 08:43:14
"You can show progress by earning badges, you can be inspired by what's happening in your classroom or seeing what other teachers are doing."
"As an example, teachers love our starter guides, which help them get hands on with new content ..."
A new collection being added today for Clips.


iClarified - 2018-03-27 08:42:24
Now on to Apple Teacher, a self paced online professional learning program


CNET - 2018-03-27 08:41:48
ClassKit is a brand new API to integrate with SchoolWork
Schoolwork will be available in June


Engadget - 2018-03-27 08:40:24
Live Blog of Apple's March 27th Education Event


Engadget - 2018-03-27 08:39:34
New app called Schoolwork. It's a free cloud-based app meant for assigning handouts. You can also get visibility into each student's progress.


iClarified - 2018-03-27 08:39:13
Will be available in beta this June.


iClarified - 2018-03-27 08:39:02
Classroom app is moving to the Mac.


Verge - 2018-03-27 08:38:42
Live Blog of Apple's March 27th Education Event


Verge - 2018-03-27 08:38:14
There’s a new rugged Logitech case and keyboard. There’s also Crayon, a $49 pencil that works with the iPad.


Verge - 2018-03-27 08:36:47
Live Blog of Apple's March 27th Education Event


iClarified - 2018-03-27 08:36:38
5GB upgraded to 200GB of iCloud storage for schools


Verge - 2018-03-27 08:35:53
Live Blog of Apple's March 27th Education Event


CNET - 2018-03-27 08:35:13
iWorks updates are available for download today.
Garageband gets some new features like animal sounds
Kid sound pack for GarageBand!
Clips gets new shapes, styles
Shared iPad program lets, well, shared iPads be easier used in classrooms. Student can log in in less than 1 minute
Apple School Manager is a new one-stop shop to download apps, set up Apple IDs for students etc
"With Apple School Manager, Apple IDs can be created individually or by bulk. Can create IDs for school of 1,500 in less than 1 minute"



Verge - 2018-03-27 08:33:25
Live Blog of Apple's March 27th Education Event


Verge - 2018-03-27 08:33:18
Live Blog of Apple's March 27th Education Event


Engadget - 2018-03-27 08:31:35
Available to order today, with shipments beginning this week.


Engadget - 2018-03-27 08:31:14
Starting price $329. $299 for education.


iClarified - 2018-03-27 08:30:27
Also shows Free Rivers from the World Wildlife Fund and Froggipedia apps. Froggipedia lets you dissect a frog with the Apple Pencil.


iClarified - 2018-03-27 08:29:11
Boulevard AR is an upcoming app that lets you hang art on the walls of your classroom with AR.


CNET - 2018-03-27 08:27:58
New iPad has:
A10 chip. 10 hour battery.
8 mp camera with 1080P HD video, Up to 300 mbps LTE, compass, GPS, 10 hour battery life, weighs just 1 pound
Gyroscope
A10 Fusion chip
AR


iClarified - 2018-03-27 08:26:50
All three iWorks apps are loaded on iPad for free.


Verge - 2018-03-27 08:26:16
Joz said “digital book creation” is coming to iPad (inside pages), so this might not technically be iBooks Author on iPad.


Verge - 2018-03-27 08:25:57
"We’re building it right into Pages."


iClarified - 2018-03-27 08:25:31
iBooks Author is coming to iPad.


Verge - 2018-03-27 08:24:35
Live Blog of Apple's March 27th Education Event


Engadget - 2018-03-27 08:23:35
Apple is also releasing new versions of Pages, Numbers and Keynote that support Apple Pencil. The idea is that students will draw inside the project. Not just doodles, but maybe notes in the margin. Apple is also giving a sneak peek at an upcoming Pages features called "Smart Annotation." This feature won't be available for Pages just yet.


CNET - 2018-03-27 08:22:59
"It goes so much further. There's an incredible universe of apps for Apple Pencil that will now be available to everyone."
"Now kids have a whole new way to showcase what they're learning"


CNET - 2018-03-27 08:22:14
Live Blog of Apple's March 27th Education Event


CNET - 2018-03-27 08:21:51
"We're providing a high resolution touch system
"This will enable ultra low latency"
"It's so versatile for the things you do every day at school."


Verge - 2018-03-27 08:21:12
“Our most affordable iPad has support for our most creative tool.”
Same tilt and pressure sensing as the iPad Pro.


Verge - 2018-03-27 08:20:39
Live Blog of Apple's March 27th Education Event


Verge - 2018-03-27 08:20:04
Video introduction. Apple Pencil, drawing an iPad.


Engadget - 2018-03-27 08:19:42
New iPad


iClarified - 2018-03-27 08:18:48
Greg's back.


iClarified - 2018-03-27 08:17:21
Cassey Williams, a teacher from Woodbery Down Primary School, is up to talk about how students use Apple devices.


CNET - 2018-03-27 08:16:49
"There are nearly 200,000 apps made for education"
"This goes way beyond the basics and way beyond browser based apps."


Verge - 2018-03-27 08:16:01
Live Blog of Apple's March 27th Education Event


iClarified - 2018-03-27 08:15:31
Greg Joswiak on stage to talk about iPad


iClarified - 2018-03-27 08:15:09
Talks about how iPads are used in classrooms.


iClarified - 2018-03-27 08:14:37
Cook's back up.


Engadget - 2018-03-27 08:14:07
Live Blog of Apple's March 27th Education Event


iClarified - 2018-03-27 08:13:30
Many of the slides being used by Apple are hand drawn or written...


ArsTechnica - 2018-03-27 08:12:14
Live Blog of Apple's March 27th Education Event


Verge - 2018-03-27 08:11:36
Kathleen Richardson, a former teacher who works at Apple now, is onstage talking about her work helping teachers learn to teach with Apple products.


iClarified - 2018-03-27 08:10:24
Cook talks Swift Playgrounds app and how kids and teachers can take classes at Apple retail stores.


CNET - 2018-03-27 08:08:33
Cook says Apple "had a unique insight into how technology could inspire kids to unleash their creative genius. And we believed that technology could help teachers deliver a unique and personalized learning experience to all kids. We've never stopped believe this, and we've never stopped working on it."


CNET - 2018-03-27 08:06:17
"We're proud to be in Chicago."
"Macs and iPads are used throughout schools by students for everything from music to langauge arts and even advanced robotics"
"We recently announced CPS is working with Apple to teach coding to more than 370,000 kids across the district."
"At Apple we care deeply about education because we love kids and we love teachers"
"We know our products can help bring out the creative genius in every kid"


Verge - 2018-03-27 08:05:06
Live Blog of Apple's March 27th Education Event


Verge - 2018-03-27 08:04:53
Tim Cook is up. "We’ve always believed that people with passion can change the world." "We are deeply inspired by the courage of students using their voices to bring about change in America."


Engadget - 2018-03-27 08:03:02
Live Blog of Apple's March 27th Education Event


Engadget - 2018-03-27 08:02:15
Starts with a video of a child moving through a playground in slow motion, "You can make anything you want and you can make that change the world."


iClarified - 2018-03-27 08:01:10
We're about to start!


iClarified - 2018-03-27 07:52:40

The event is being held at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago starting at 8am PT / 10am CT / 11am ET.

Apple is rumored to be working on a cheaper 9.7-inch iPad (perhaps with Apple Pencil support) as well as a cheaper 13-inch MacBook Air which could be unveiled at the event. Additionally, Apple is expected to finally release its AirPower wireless charging mat this month.

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iClarified - 2018-03-27 07:52:26
Live Blog of Apple's March 27th Education Event

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