Florida on iTunes U—Project Overview
- The Florida Department of Education has signed an agreement with Apple Computer for access to
services within the iTunes U portion of iTunes.
- Stakeholders will be able to access digital content such as audio, video, text files, and podcasts from the
Florida section of iTunes U.
- Apple is providing the DOE with a free service to distribute content to educators, parents,
administrators, and students, across the state of Florida.
Content for iTunes U
- The initial digital content will come from existing resources that are publicly accessible in various Web
- Pilot school districts include Escambia, Orange, Broward, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Putnam, Florida
Virtual School, and Florida School for Deaf and Blind. The school districts vet content internally for
copyright and quality before sending to state.
- Current content partners are the Florida Humanities Council and Florida Memory Project.
- Additional iTunes U content providers in Florida will be able to showcase their content within
Florida on iTunes U (e.g., school districts, other state agencies).
- Educators will be able to see a variety of lessons in classrooms from across the state.
- Educators and administrators will be able to receive digital content for professional development, in the
form of podcasts, videos, and audio files.
- Parents will be provided information on current issues for education in Florida.
- Students will have a place to showcase their work developed with digital tools.
- Parental control feature in iTunes allows access to iTunes U only, not the iTunes Store.
- Additional partnerships with state agencies are being established to use iTunes U as a communication
delivery mechanism across the state.
- Inviting school districts to participate in Florida on iTunes U
- FLDOE initiatives will be highlighted throughout the site, including Early Learning, Differentiated
Accountability and Response to Intervention.
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