If you’re a teacher or homeschooling parent, there are a host of free resources from Apple that can enhance your lesson plan.
In this week’s MomsEveryday Motherboard tech report we learn about iTunes University.
If you have an iPhone or iPad, you’ve got access to it. iTunes University is a free app from the iTunes store.
With the app, you can take free courses from hundreds of colleges, teachers and museums. The courses on hundreds of topics include lectures, podcasts, and helpful links.
It’s also a two-way street since educators can upload their courses into iTunes University to provide teaching resources to students across the globe.
To get a sampling of courses offered, download the free iTunes University app, open it, and click categories.
There you’ll find categories organized a lot like an actual university.
Just to give you an example, we clicked into teaching and learning and drilled down to 7th grade science.
There you’ll find a treasure trove of podcasts, films, Power Points, and a vast amount of resources. And that’s just one small area.
Kelly Cloy is a high school teacher, tech expert, and writes the blog, Wired Educator. He says iTunes University can be a valuable tech resource for educators, whether they’re classroom teachers or homeschooling parents.
”It’s created by universities, high schools, middle schools, elementaries. Teachers from all over the world taking their best work and publishing it and it's free and accessible. So if you’re doing a unit on a story or a group of people you can find the resources there, download them to your device, share them with your students, and even make adjustments,” Cloy said.