What did Apple announce during the Education Event 2018? We've put all the announcements together, from the new iPad to new programs and apps for schools.
9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support
A new iPad 9.7-inch has been announced with Apple Pencil support. The iPad 2018 has the same dimensions as the model of last year, with the most important addition being the support for Apple Pencil. But the Smart Connector is missing, so you won't be able use the Smart Keyboard from Apple. Prices start at $329 and the new iPad can be ordered from today on the Apple website.
Apple Pencil and Logitech Crayon
The price of the Apple Pencil has dropped. The stylus is still the same in terms of looks, specifications and possibilities. However, a new option has been added, the Logitech Crayon. This drawing pen is a lot cheaper ($49) and has almost the same possibilities, but it's only available for education.
Everyone can create
After Apple's "Everyone can code" program, Apple is now introducing a new educational program: "Everyone can create." Here the focus is on the creativity of children at school. The educational program will consist of four disciplines: music, video, photography and drawing. It also contains a manual for teachers and students.
Pages, Numbers and Keynote from Apple get an update. On the iPad the programs will work better with the Apple Pencil, so you can use Smart Annotation to link notes to certain words. It will also be possible to make digital books with Pages. On the Mac this function was already available with iBooks Author, but those functions now also come to the iPad. The books can also be provided with drawings made with the Apple Pencil.
Garageband and Clips update
GarageBand and Clips receive an update. GarageBand is equipped with sounds especially for children, animal sounds for example. Clips also gets more child-oriented filters. The apps can be updated from today.
Schoolwork is a cloud-based app for schools with which teachers can hand out homework and view the progress of the students. They can share PDF documents, links, files and much more with students. According to Apple itself, it should work just as easily as sending an email. You can also assign specific apps to a specific homework assignment. Only teachers can see the progress of the students; Apple emphasizes that students don't have to worry about their privacy.
Free iCloud-storage from 5GB to 200GB
It sounds almost too good to be true: Apple is going to increase the iCloud storage for students to 200GB. However, it's only for students who are at a school that offers the education programs of Apple. Normal users still keep standard 5GB storage.
Standalone Space Gray accessories
Apple's Space Gray accessories, which were only available when buying an iMac Pro, can now be bought separately.
Videos regarding Apple's Education Event
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