Get K-12 Educational Resources Via iTunes UJul 2nd, 2008 | By James Lewin | Category: Educational Podcasts, Internet TV, iPods & Portable Media Players, Video
Educators and home-schoolers interested in getting educational multimedia for K-12 students can now find it in Apple’s iTunes U.
While iTunes U originally was created to support the distribution of educational podcasts for colleges & universities, it’s been expanded to support elementary and secondary education as part of an initiative by several state education agencies and the State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA).
The new iTunes U K-12 section features content from schools and agencies in Arizona, Florida, Maine, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Utah. It also includes content from museums and other educational institutions.
The goal of the initiative is to provide state, national and global access to educational content, including curricula, learning materials, news, best practices and other resources.
“This comprehensive collection of quality digital content offers teachers and students a single location to access resources on topics from Florida history to the Navajo language to nano technologies,” said Mary Ann Wolf, executive director of SETDA. “The new K-12 resources on iTunes U address the critical need to engage students through technology-based resources in the core curriculum areas.
Combine podcasting, either through iTunes U or independently, with a device like the Apple TV, and you’ve got a very inexpensive platform for distributing audio, video and other materials to schools for presentation, and to student’s personal media devices for studying.
via The Journal