Apple today announced the results of the company in the implementation plan ConnectED achieved: As of now, a total of 32,145 poor service public school students in the 2016 academic year to spend the iPad, 9042 teachers received a Mac and iPad and other device resources.
In addition to hardware, Apple also by ConnectED plans in 29 states 114 public schools provide support services and wireless network upgrades, including 4434 hours of & ldquo; vocational studies expert & rdquo; (Professional Learning Specialists) services, and 189 miles Internet broadband infrastructure layout work.
ConnectED President Obama is a plan launched in 2013, it aims to encourage technology companies to help promote the development and construction of America's most vulnerable and most public schools lack services. Obama State of the Union published in 2014, noted that Apple has invested $ 100 million of funds in the scheme.
Apple on its website ConnectED wrote: & ldquo; we will donate every student an iPad, donated a Mac and an iPad for every teacher, every classroom to donate an Apple TV. We are gradually implementing the plan, the planning, learning and continuous vocational guidance services for them, so that each school can experience the transformative technology. & Rdquo;
Connected with the world through ConnectED
When working with the new school, the school will first Apple project engineer existing wireless infrastructure to conduct a thorough investigation, and help the school to install or upgrade the network, and then provide a new computing hardware devices. Apple said the company will generally send a team of about 20 people to help each school to build a wireless network.
Then Apple will have the school staff are trained them how to maximize the use of company donated equipment. Alaska Nanwaleke remoteness of a school, a man named Tommy & middot; Evans (Tommy Evans) volunteers and parents of students have received the new equipment with the help of Apple Daily management.
Evans points out: & ldquo; When everything is in place, things are going very smoothly up. & Rdquo; he said, his daughter Tess (Tessie) hearing problems, so the upgrade and build fast networks to benefit particularly from the hardware, she is now able to communicate through student and teacher FaceTime and other iPad applications and worldwide she will never feel that they are the only one deaf students.
Efficient use of learning technology
Apple points out, & ldquo; vocational studies expert & rdquo; service team, many of whom are former teachers, now also holds teaching certificate, they can provide customized on-site support and counseling services for administrators, teachers and students to help them achieve their respective goals.
Yuma, Arizona, Chaoyang Elementary School (Salida del Sol Elementary School) third-grade teacher Cote & middot; Gorton (Kirt Gordon) stated: & ldquo; apple at time of service fully into account our feelings, we can a small part of a small part of learning new knowledge, so that we can advance at their own pace. & Rdquo;
St. Louis, Missouri Westview High School (Westview Middle School) eighth-grade teacher Brandon & middot; Smokin (Brandon Small), said Apple expert services provide the basic knowledge of the nature of the foundation of training, so that teachers learn some soon the classroom can be applied to new knowledge.
He added: & ldquo; they are continuing to provide support services to us, we are constantly learning. This is not a one-time, getting better and better learning results. & Rdquo;
In addition to Apple, many other companies are also involved in ConnectED plans, including AT & amp; T, Sprint and Verizon donation worth about $ 100 million of free Internet access, Adobe, Autodesk, Microsoft and other companies are offering free or discount software.