Apple to spotlight 'Digital Classroom' at NECC

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Apple will be spotlighting "the Digital Classroom" at the NECC (National Educational Computing Conference) show, which runs June 30-July 2 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle, Washington.

Apple says it will show how incorporating Apple technology into the curriculum can: promote mastery of basic skills; engage and motivate students; and provide an environment that fosters higher order skills, such as problem solving and collaboration.

On Monday, June 30, John Couch, vice president of Apple Education, will explore Apple's latest research work on the changing demographics of education, the complexity of today's students, the millenials, and schooling. His session, "Delivering Measurable Achievement," will showcase how Apple's media rich learning tools can "better engage students, thus equipping them with the skills they will need for future success."

At the Apple Peer-to-Peer Theater, attendees can hear sessions on PowerSchool, iBooks, iLife, and the Apple Campus Curriculum. There'll also be various hands-on sessions, including "Creating an iPhoto Book: Under a Microscope" and "If I Were President: Integrating iPhoto in Social Studies."

Teachers can test drive an iBook with the iBook Loaner Program in which they can check out an iBook for four hours. Wireless access will be available at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center and the Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers. And every day during NECC there will be a drawing at the Apple booth for a 10GB iPod.

This story, "Apple to spotlight 'Digital Classroom' at NECC" was originally published by PCWorld.

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