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Making iTunes U Work for Your School/District. Dr. Laura Spencer Santee School District [email protected] Why You’re Here.

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Making itunes u work for your school district

Making iTunes U Work for Your School/District

Dr. Laura Spencer

Santee School District

[email protected]


Why you re here
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
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  • 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


Embracing itunes u
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Professional development
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Professional development1
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Professional development2
Professional Development presentations, and move or resize the poll.

  • Are sessions recorded live or in a ‘studio’?

  • Are they evaluated before posting?

  • Who determines what is uploaded?


Showcase student work
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  • 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?


Create courses
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Course materials
Course presentations, and move or resize the poll.Materials

  • Audio and video

  • Presentations

  • Documents

  • PDFs

  • iBooks textbooks for iPad

  • ePub books

  • iOS apps

  • Web links


Course view
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Students can view all the assignments, and check them off as they are completed.


Course view1
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Students can take notes during a video, and it keeps the notes with the video.


A tour of itunes u
A Tour of iTunes U presentations, and move or resize the poll.


Looks great

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Itunes accounts
iTunes Accounts presentations, and move or resize the poll.

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
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  • Can only use Safari

  • Courses vs Collections

  • Contributors vs Administrators

  • RSS Feed vs Apple Hosted

  • Category pages vsTage pages


Types of course groups
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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.


Behind the scenes
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For more
For More… presentations, and move or resize the poll.

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


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