Apple has put together some resources to help with contingency planning and remote learning advice:

Apple Education Learning Series

This series is presented by the Apple Education Leadership and Learning teams.

Each video is designed to help educators use built-in features of their Apple products to enable remote learning for all students.

This video will help educators learn how to get up and running for remote learning with iPad. We’ll explore ways to access school resources and find apps that support remote learning. Tips will include using iPad built-in features to scan documents and stay organised, using 'Markup' to annotate teacher materials and student work, getting set up with 'Voice Memos', and more.

Create and Share Presentations and Demos

Presenting information in compelling ways is even more important when you’re not able to meet face-to-face with your students. In this video, we’ll show you how to use iPad built-in features to create demos and instructional videos and share them with your colleagues and students. Using 'Keynote', or any presentation tool, you’ll learn how to record content and create demos on iPad for use with your students. (*Video coming soon).

Create Engaging Videos with Clips

Clips is a free app that lets educators and students easily create and share fun and engaging videos. We’ll show you how educators can use Clips to create instructional videos for exploring new skills and ideas — and how students can make videos to share what they’ve learned.

Apple Education Support

  • As a follow-up to the series, educators can also participate in virtual conferences led by Apple Professional Learning Specialists. Visit the virtual conferences schedule to find events in your time zone. Each virtual conference will run for approximately 30 minutes and will provide an opportunity for educators to engage in dialogue with our teams about the content provided in each video. (Virtual conferences are available in English only).

Stay connected with video and messaging apps

Teachers and students can keep in contact remotely through text and video conferencing.

Use productivity and collaboration apps

You can use these Apple apps, services, and features that work well in the classroom and in remote learning environments:

The following productivity and collaboration tools also work with iPad and Mac:

  • Google G Suite for Education works in Safari on macOS and iPadOS and also offers native iPad apps, including Google Classroom and Google Drive.

  • Microsoft Office 365 apps are available from the App Store and integrate seamlessly with iPadOS and macOS.

  • Conferencing tools like Cisco WebEx and Zoom Cloud Meetings integrate with the Live Broadcast feature, which allows teachers and students to easily share their screen for the class to see.

Find more education apps on the App Store

The App Store has thousands of apps designed for teaching and learning. We have curated collections with apps to learn from home and apps that work with Schoolwork.* Distribute them with Apple School Manager so that teachers can use them to distribute materials, communicate with students, and continue providing engaging learning experiences.

Resources for IT departments

Additional learning programs and forums for teachers

  • Teachers can join Apple Teacher, a free, self-paced professional learning program, to build skills on iPad devices and Mac computers that directly apply to activities with students.

  • #AppleEDUchat is a weekly forum for educators around the world to share ideas, ask questions, and learn from each other on Twitter. Many chats are focused on discussing remote learning ideas on Twitter.