Apple Education Event From 1/19/12 In New York Recap

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Watch the keynote video from the event here:
Apple Reinvents Textbooks with iBooks 2 for iPad
Today, Apple introduced iBooks 2 for iPad, featuring iBooks textbooks, an entirely new kind of textbook that’s dynamic, engaging, and truly interactive.
Now students will experience gorgeous full-screen textbooks on their iPads that feature text as well as interactive animations, diagrams, photos, videos, 3D objects, and more. With iBook textbooks, students can highlight text, take notes, search for content, use study cards, and find glossary definitions.
The iBookstore offers high school textbooks on topics such as algebra, biology, chemistry, and geometry from McGraw-Hill and Pearson to customers in the United States. Textbooks from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt are coming soon. iBooks textbooks are available for $14.99 or less.
Visit the iBooks 2 textbooks page on for more information. A First Look will be available by the end of January.
Apple Introduces iBooks Author
With iBooks Author and a Mac, anyone can create stunning iBooks textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books, and more for iPad.
iBooks Author features Apple-designed templates with a wide variety of layouts. It’s easy to add photo galleries, videos, 3D objects, Keynote presentations, lesson reviews, and more. Preview your book on iPad before submitting it to the iBookstore for purchase or as a free download.
Visit the iBooks Author page on for more information. A First Look and Product Presentation will be available by the end of January.
Apple Unveils New iTunes U App
The new iTunes U app gives educators and students everything they need to teach and take entire courses on iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
Now teachers can create and manage courses, and offer them to millions of iOS users around the world. iOS users can access the world’s largest catalog of free educational content from top universities worldwide. And for the first time, any K-12 school district can offer full courses through the iTunes U app.
Visit the iTunes U page on for more information.

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