024 Edusketch

The sixth generation of iPad has been released and aimed at the education market. We discuss how Apple’s new education software is going to make learning fun, productive, and meaningful. There is a lot to like in the iOS 11.3 update with more to come soon after the betas have been tested. Full show notes are at 

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Homework! Oh, Homework! is the poem by Jack Prelutsky featured in Apple’s latest iPad ad. Watch Dave read a few lines of it — Animoji-style!

Apple Releases 11.4 Beta 1  – MacRumors

Whats New in iOS 11.3 – CNet

Red iPhone 8 – Apple 

Apple Special Event on March 27, 2018, at Lane Tech College Prep High School, Chicago — Apple

iPad 6th Generation was announced with an A10 fusion chip and support for Apple Pencil. Students now get 200 GB of iCloud storage with an emphasis on Privacy. (Google’s G Suite for Education offers unlimited storage by comparison, but many parents wonder how safe their child’s data is in the hands of a company that sells ads.)

iWork update brings drawing, book creation and more to Pages, Numbers and Keynote — Apple

Logitech announces $49 Crayon stylus, cheaper alternative to Apple Pencil — 9 to 5 Mac

macOS 10.13.4 update breaks Duet Display, Air Display & USB DisplayLink drivers — appleinsider

Apple in Education:



Everyone Can Create – Apple’s creativity curriculum coming this fall. They list Tayasui Sketches School as one of the apps alongside Pages in case you want to get a head start on learning what that might be like before it comes to an iPad in a school.

Everyone Can Code – uses Swift Playgrounds

Apple Teacher – professional development

Apple School Manager

Apple’s Siri Learns New Jokes — MacRumors

Apps & Gear: 

Check to see if your iPhone qualifies for a $29.00 battery replacement using the iPhone 6s Program for Unexpected Shutdown Issues link

How to use your Apple Watch as a remote control for your Apple TV —

DirectTV Now

Apple Pencil Cap Holder / Nib Cover / Lightning Cable Adapter Tether for Apple iPad Pro Pencil  by Fintie

Swift Playgrounds free – iPad only

Tayasui Sketches free with IAP up to $4.99

Tayasui Sketches Pro $4.99

Tayasui Sketches School free – iPad only

Tayasui Sketches also on macOS free and 19.99 for Pro

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