State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell today announced the launch of CDE on iTunes U, a dedicated area within the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com).
“The launch of CDE on iTunes U means that California is able to offer educators free professional development resources that are produced primarily by local educational agencies and private education institutions throughout the state,” O’Connell said. “Districts and schools are under tremendous pressure to make every dollar count. Teachers can now download top-rated educational content at no charge from CDE on iTunes U.
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From CDE on iTunes U, high-quality professional development resources at all levels of California’s education system are available to any educator. Content that meets CDE’s posting criteria includes high-quality videos, audio recordings, presentations, PDF documents, and other education-related information.
“Whether accessed through a desktop, laptop, or smart phone, CDE on iTunes U will be an important tool for the continued professional development of our community of education professionals,” O’Connell said. “Educators now have more opportunities to access relevant information whenever and wherever it is convenient for them.”
The CDE recently placed hundreds of media files on iTunes U, some of which have been contributed by from California school districts and charter schools. CDE on iTunes U can be found on the iTunes Store by clicking here.