Schools everywhere are closed as the world does its best to come to terms with a new way of life amidst the coronavirus pandemic and Apple has been at the forefront of those efforts. Part of that includes a new set of virtual coaching sessions for those who are trying to implement remote learning.

Apple is making one-on-one virtual coaching sessions free, with Apple Professional Learning specialists available to help teachers learn how best to go about their jobs right now.

Those looking to set up such a session can email appleprofessionallearning@apple.com to set up a slot. There are more than 100 specialists available, but that doesn’t sound like a lot considering the likely demand.

There’s also a new video training series with the first two episodes available now. Right now they’re all English with English subtitles but that should be expanded to other languages soon.

Prepare Resources for Remote Learning

This video will help educators learn how to get up and running for remote learning with iPad. We’ll explore ways to access school resources and find apps that support remote learning. Tips will include using iPad built-in features to scan documents and stay organized, using Markup to annotate teacher materials and student work, getting set up with Voice Memos, and more.

Create and Share Presentations and Demos

Presenting information in compelling ways is even more important when you’re not able to be face-to-face with your students. In this video we’ll show you how to use iPad built-in features to create demos and instructional videos and share them with your colleagues and students. Using Keynote, or any presentation tool, you’ll learn how to record content and create demos on iPad for use with your students.

Create Engaging Videos With Clips

Clips is a free app that lets educators and students easily create and share fun and engaging videos. We’ll show you how educators can use Clips to create instructional videos for exploring new skills and ideas — and how students can make videos to share what they’ve learned.

As ever it’s good to see Apple going beyond selling iPhones and services. It’s trying to make everyone’s lives just a little bit better and right now, that’s a big deal indeed.

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