Rewiring Education: Lessons Learned from Apple’s First VP of Education

Episode 391 with John Couch

John Couch was hired by Steve Jobs as Apple’s first VP of Education. Learn about the journey to improve classrooms, the early research on classroom improvement and why improvement is happening but not everywhere. John also announces a contest for teachers to share what innovative work they are doing in order to enter a contest to win a classroom set of iPads and a trip to Silicon Valley.

Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students. Right now, my students are creating and managing a project as they are creating a podcast to record powerful stories from the recent storms in our area.
Project Pals connects with Google Classroom but also lets me see detail on which students are contributing and participating. I also love the task board which is a Trello-like Kanban board that let students create, assign, and complete tasks. See my recent review of Project Pals.
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John Couch Apple VP

 

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John Couch’s Bio As Submitted


John D. Couch is an Executive Advisor to, and former Vice President of Education, at Apple, Inc. In 2018, Couch published Rewiring Education, which shares the professional lessons he’s learned during his 50-plus years in education and technology.

Blog: http://rewiringeducation.com

Twitter: @RewiringEdu

 

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