Apple’s educators push free lessons for stressed lockdown parents
Apple’s education teams have introduced a selection of resources to keep kids occupied during lockdown, including creative lesson plans, education guides and more.
Juggling through difficult times
The most recent resource is called “30 Creative Activities for Kids”.
It consists of a range of simple tasks, from creating time-lapse movies to taking pictures to making books and many more activities.
These are presented using an Advent-calendar like interface (as shown above) and clear instructions, the idea being that it will keep children occupied, be creative, and also provide a little fun. (And yes, it does include asking Siri to tell you a joke).
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 9, 2020
The team has also introduced hints and tips for remote working and learning, and began the month with the introduction of extended 90-day free trials of both Logic Pro X and Final Cut Pro X so music and film students can keep learning while they can’t make it to the kit at college.
Apple Education Learning Series
In related information, Apple offers the Apple Education Learning Series in the form of a series of online lectures to support schools and educators with remote learning resources. Upcoming sessions include:
- Prepare Resources for Remote Learning.
- Create and Share Presentations and Demos.
- Create Engaging Video with Clips.
- Connect and Collaborate Remotely.
You can find out more about these here.
Apple also supports the Wide Open Schools initiative, which is working to support parents and others attempting to deliver remote learning at this time.