Making iTunes U Work for Your School/District Dr. Laura Spencer Santee School District Laura.Spencer@santeesd.net
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
Professional Development • 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?
CourseMaterials • 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.
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 vsTage 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.
For More… iTunes U on Twitter. Follow @iTunesU for featured courses from leading education institutions and noteworthy instructors. Why (And How) Teachers Should Start Using iTunes U iTunes U Course Guide iTunes U User Guide