Apple TV is filled with educational content
One benefit of the technology wave is that classrooms are more interactive and “wired.” Back in the day, if you were to sit in on a lecture you would witness a professor standing in front of a room full of students speaking for hours. If students were lucky the professor might provide a handout as a visual for the discussion. Other times a large projector was wheeled in for professors to write on while students rushed to copy notes.
Fortunately, in this “wired age” academia is quick to adapt to new technologies to stay current. One such innovation is the use of Apple TV in classrooms which can be a useful tool for students and teachers alike by facilitating connectivity.
One of the finest features of Apple TV is the ease of access to information. Students and educators can use their Macs and other Apple devices to create content, including but not limited to slide shows, videos, web pages and podcasts then use Apple TV to display it via a television screen or projector.
In the past, submitting work electronically could be a hassle if files were too big for a flash drive or email. For the record, space may never be a concern with Apple TV because it provides a 40GB hard drive capable of holding 50 hours of video, 9,000 songs and 25,000 photos. Sharing saved content is simple. You can purchase an HDMI cord that allows you to link systems and share content, or you can use component and video cables. If you have a wireless connection it is even easier. Simply sync systems and begin streaming content immediately. Apple TV can stream from multiple computers, allowing an entire class to seamlessly share content.
This is a great tool for students who are part of an online university. The entire class can now be linked and share information without needing to log into the school system and online class site. This type of accessibility will make sharing information flow smoothly. Professors can provide students with articles and videos in support of their lectures whenever it comes to mind without needing to take time emailing each student individually.
Apple has a service called iTunes U that is free and it gives educators and students access to lectures and other resources posted by users all shared through Apple TV. The technology is not only used in college though. Children start off using computers in kindergarten. They begin learning tools that will benefit them for life at a young age. Students in high school are being better groomed for college and their professional fields now with access to information and videos provided by college professors and professionals.
Apple TV is a tool that can enhance the educational experience and promote creativity and connectivity between students and educators.