Apple launches education website to help students and teachers learn remotely

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iPad is coming in clutch for a lot of students shut out of school.
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Schools across the globe are closing due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Apple is ready to help educators with a new site that shows teachers how to enable remote learnings for all students using Apple products.

The Apple Education Learning Series website features a collection of videos that are geared to students and educators of all ages. There are only two videos on the site currently, but Apple says the site will continue to add more.

COVID-19’s spread has forced schools in every single state of the U.S. to shut down for as long as a month. Students from kindergarten to college are now having to adjust to remote learning but are having to make due with whatever devices they have at home to get their educational fix.

Apple’s first two educational videos focus solely on using the iPad’s built-in features. The first video, titled Prepare Resources For Remote learning covers how to use the iPad camera to scan documents and stay organized. It also shows how Markup can be used to annotate materials, how to use Voice Memos and a few other features.

The other video, Create and Share Presentations and Demos, covers how compelling ways to have face-to-face conversations when you can’t actually meet face-to-face. It includes Group FaceTime tips as well as different ways to make presentations using Keynote. The video teaches educators how to record content to create a demo that can then be sent to students for viewing.

Apple says its next video will focus on its iOS app Clips. Students will learn how to create and share fun videos. It will also encourage educators to use Clips to make instructional videos to explore new skills and ideas.