Apple Teachers

This group is for certified Apple Teachers -- but really it's for any educator interested in creativity and innovation in the classroom. This group will share resources and best practices for using Apple products for teaching and learning. Don't use Apple products in your school? You can still find resources related to creativity in the classroom, computer science, and innovative teaching and learning practices that can be applied in any classroom.
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Get Started with Code 1

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This Teacher Guide is designed to help you bring coding into the early Elementary classroom, no matter what your level of experience with coding is. You’ll use visual-based apps like codeSpark Academy and Tynker to teach students ages five to seven to think like a coder. The guide includes activities, reflection questions, journal prompts, and more to help you teach coding concepts and apply them in everyday contexts.

Material Type: Full Course

Get Started with Code 2

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This Teacher Guide is designed to help you bring coding into the Elementary classroom, no matter what your level of experience with coding is. You’ll use visual-based apps like Tynker to teach students ages eight to eleven to think like a coder. The guide includes activities, reflection questions, journal prompts, and more to to help you teach coding concepts and apply them in everyday contexts.

Material Type: Full Course

Swift Playgrounds: Learn to Code 1 & 2

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This course is designed to help you to learn to code no matter what your level of experience. Through a series of exciting activities and challenges, you’ll learn key coding concepts as you solve puzzles in the Swift Playgrounds app. As you progress through the course, you’ll build your computational thinking skills, and see how coding can be fun as you explore examples of coding in everyday life. There are 10 lessons filled with video instruction and practical activities where you can document, practice, reflect and review your progress.

Material Type: Full Course

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Bees and Pollination

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This is a Pre-K to K lesson about bees and how they help our food grow by pollinating plants. The lesson includes Keynote slides identifying bees from other insects, repetition of the word pollination, a video of the author with backyard bees, and a worksheet assessment.Students will learn how to spot a bee vs other flying insects, what pollination means, what a beehive looks like, and will see bees pollinating flowers and carrying pollen to their hive.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Diagram/Illustration, Game, Lesson, Lesson Plan, Media Object

Author: Misty

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Shape Hunt

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Kindergarten Mathematics: Geometry K.G.2: Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.Students will be able to identify and describe shapes in their everyday surroundings and demonstrate this knowledge through creating a Keynote presentation.

Material Type: Lesson

Author: Tonya

Abiotic/Biotic Lab: Mealworms

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Students will brainstorm, design and create an environment they feel will be most productive for a mealworm to grow and change.Students will define and understand the key terms:  Abiotic, Biotic, Independent Variable, Dependent VariableStudents will design an experiment using the Scientic Methods

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Teresa Harris

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Algebra Keynote Presentation

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This lesson will incorporate the use of the Keynote app on the iPad. Students will need to demonstrate their understanding of multiple representations of an arithmetic sequence. Students will spend a class period creating the presentation.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Nicole

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Animal Habitats and Survival Adaptations

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This is a lesson plan designed to teach students science standard 2 Standard 2.2.2Plan and carry out an investigation of the structure and function of plant and animal parts in different habitats. Emphasize how different plants and animals have different structures to survive in their habitat. Examples could include the shallow roots of a cactus in the desert or the seasonal changes in the fur coat of a wolf. (LS1.A, LS4.A, LS4.D)Students will demonstrate their knowledge by creating a newsletter using the Apple Pages app. 

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Kelsie