Everyone Can Create is a new curriculum from Apple Education that brings creative expression to every subject.Designed with the help of educators and creative professionals, the program teaches students to develop and communicate ideas through video, photography, music, and drawing. The curriculum also offers materials to help teachers infuse these skills into the subjects they teach every day. Students use free apps available on any iPad, taking advantage of the built-in camera, microphone, speakers, Multi-Touch display, and support for Apple Pencil. As they engage in the curriculum, students may want to use musical rhythm to make a math equation more memorable, produce a video to recreate a turning point in history, or illustrate a city’s changes in architecture over time. A teacher guide with supplementary instructional materials makes it easy to bring more forms of expression into any subject. The guide includes class activities that can be applied to any grade level, assessment tips, and sample student work to get students started. The Everyone Can Create student guide offers a step-by-step approach that teaches students the core skills and techniques of each creative discipline, using the free apps available on every iPad. The program will be available in the fall of 2018. Free sessions for teachers will take place every Tuesday at Apple Stores.
The student body at Crystal Lake Central (CLC) High School is a diverse community of students from a variety of backgrounds, abilities and interests, including students enrolled in the Life Skills program. These students may struggle with emotional connections, physical limitations, or cognitive understanding. Regardless of their individual challenges, they bond through their school experience as Central Tigers.
In part one of this series, we discussed how implementing certain structures can help develop student creation as a learning method. The first three structures included precise scheduling, developing well-crafted scenarios, and offering students choice within their projects.
Let’s dive into the final three structures that help harness student creativity through project-based learning.
Sound Rebound is an offbeat experience of color and sound that invites students to create ricochets, bounces, or bumps to investigate seeing and hearing. The app, designed for iOS devices, invites users to move objects around the screen’s “play field” to experiment with color and sound.