Apple’s “Everyone Can Create” curriculum is now available as a free download on Apple Books. The course is designed to help teach students to, “develop and communicate ideas through drawing, music, video and photos on iPad.” And help out their teachers, for good measure!
“We believe Apple technology can help unleash every child’s creative genius,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing. “Working closely with teachers, we have built the Everyone Can Create curriculum to help bring creative expression and the arts into the classroom, and to help students stay engaged through creativity and ultimately be more successful.”
Along with the interactive books focused on drawing, music, video production, and photography, it includes a teacher’s guide to help with learning. This teacher guide includes 300 lesson ideas. For instance, one lesson focuses on using the iPad camera and burst mode to capture the arc of a basketball being tossed through a hoop and measure its parabola.
“In my many years as an educator, I see a marked difference in my students when they’re given a creative outlet,” Anthony Stirpe, a teacher at New Rochelle High School in New York, said as part of Apple’s press release. “I can see their wheels turning, and they are more engaged and inspired by the world around them. The best thing about ‘Everyone Can Create’ is that any teacher can piggyback on experts and insert creativity into their existing lessons.”
Apple Stores are using its “Everyone Can Create” lessons as part of its Today at Apple Teacher Tuesday sessions. Already, Apple’s 504 stores in 24 countries have already taught over 5,000 hands-on Teacher Tuesday sessions. These have covered topics including coding and app design, video and music creation, and creative visual presentations.
The “Everyone Can Create” curriculum was first announced at Apple’s education-oriented media event back in March.