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Making iTunes U Work for Your School/District Dr. Laura Spencer Santee School District
Why You’re Here “With iTunes U, educators extend learning beyond the classroom. Both professional development for teachers and tutorials for students can be published to your school’s iTunes U account. Come learn how!”
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Impressive Numbers! 1 Billion downloads Over 1,200 Universities and Colleges Over 1,000 K-12 schools 2,500+ courses uploaded Stanford U has had more than 60 million downloads
Embracing iTunes U
Are sessions recorded live or in a ‘studio’? Are they evaluated before posting? Who determines what is uploaded?
Showcase Student Work
what makes material ready for iTunes U? should there be a review process? what parent permission will the district need to publish? how will courses be managed/updated? who owns the material?
Course Materials Audio and video Presentations Documents PDFs iBooks textbooks for iPad ePub books iOS apps Web links
Course View Students can view all the assignments, and check them off as they are completed.
Course View Students can take notes during a video, and it keeps the notes with the video.
A Tour of iTunes U
iTunes Accounts With a student iTunes account, students can: Redeem codes for education content purchased, like textbooks Take notes in iBooks and sync those notes between multiple iOS devices, such as a school-owned iPad and a personally- owned iPod touch Signing in to courses on iTunes U With an iCloud account your student can: Automatically store personal data with iCloud, and automatically keep it up to date between multiple devices, such as an iPad at school and an iPod touch or a Mac or PC at home Automatically keep education documents up to date between multiple iOS devices, such as an iPad at school and an iPod touch at home
Planning Stages Can only use Safari Courses vs Collections Contributors vs Administrators RSS Feed vs Apple Hosted Category pages vs Tage pages
Types of Course Groups Groups within a Course page: ■ Simple. A Simple group populates track content in a Course page when users explicitly upload tracks to the course in your iTunes U site. ■ Smart. A Smart group displays tracks in a Course page by performing a search of your site for all tracks that match the criteria you specify. ■ Feed. A Feed group automatically populates track content in a Course page based on the podcast feed URL and details you specify.
Behind the Scenes
For More… iTunes U on Twitter. for featured courses from leading education institutions and noteworthy Why (And How) Teachers Should Start Using iTunes U iTunes U Course Guide iTunes U User Guide