The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has announced the availability of free content for K-12 educators on Apple's iTunes U. Arizona, Florida, Maine, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Utah, along with school districts, museums, and other educational institutions are now sharing resources not only for K-12 educators in their own states, but for teachers around the world. This initiative creates a destination where professional development, curricula resources, examples of best practices and student samples are easily accessible, the announcement states.
"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 Dr. Mary Ann Wolf, SETDA's Executive Director. "Teachers can now access these resources in real-time to support teaching and learning. The new K-12 resources on iTunes U address the critical need to engage students through technology-based resources in the core curriculum areas."
iTunes U is an area of the iTunes Store dedicated to providing free education content. iTunes, a free software download for Mac or PC, is required. Focused collections of content designed for use in elementary, middle- and high-school are available in the K-12 category of iTunes U. For more information visit http://www.apple.com/itunesu.
Source: The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), www.setda.org/