The Big 3 In the Classroom: Apple, Google, & Microsoft

You can view the related Office 365 vs. G Suite Smackdown as well. Event Overview New York City schools do things a little differently than most places. Due to the sheer size and complexity of needs, there is no overriding educational technology solution that’s chosen to work across the board. Yes, there is a citywide Office … Continue reading The Big 3 In the Classroom: Apple, Google, & Microsoft

Updates to Apple Education From An Apple Distinguished Educator

Background In their recent keynote, Apple touted their 40 years empowering educational initiatives through their technology. It started with the success of the Apple IIs in classrooms through the early 80s and then in 1984, the Macintosh was touted as a worthwhile but expensive hub for creativity which made it popular at universities. There were stumbles along the way … Continue reading Updates to Apple Education From An Apple Distinguished Educator

Accessibility With Apple

Apple’s commitment to accessibility generally and to special education specifically has long been the best amongst major technology companies. Even if Apple's operating systems weren't innately accessible (which they are), their accessibility collection in the App store along with their integrations with other accessibility companies would make them worthy of consideration. While other companies are gladly making major strides in … Continue reading Accessibility With Apple

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Computer Science With Apple

When Apple released Swift Playgrounds last year they were announcing to everyone that they wanted to have a hand in training the next generation of coders, app developers,  and creative problem solvers. They have since expanded that effort dramatically with their Everyone Can Code initiative that provides tools and a curriculum for computer science instruction for the … Continue reading Computer Science With Apple

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The Death of Flash (and how to work around it)

The internet gurus have long said the death of Adobe’s Flash player is inevitable, but, like Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th,  it just won't stay down. The animation and game software that you once loved though will soon be officially gone. Flash is from a bygone Netscape era and once served a purpose for older … Continue reading The Death of Flash (and how to work around it)