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Apple is unveiling new resources for elementary school students and educators

Apple is unveiling new resources for elementary school students and educators, including a new activity guide, Everyone Can Code Early Learners, that extends its coding curriculum resources from kindergarten to college. Educators can also try Apple’s new one-hour Inclusive App Design activity to introduce students to the world of coding and app development. In addition, updates to the popular Schoolwork app include support for exit tickets and enable educators to use the app on their personal devices.

“Coding and app design are essential literacies — these skills help students think critically and creatively, regardless of whether they go on to be app developers,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Education and Enterprise Marketing. “Apple now offers coding resources for learners from kindergarten to college, and challenges them to design amazing apps that are inclusive and accessible to users. Our resources and support for educators are designed to prepare students to be the innovators of tomorrow, whether they’re just getting started or ready to build their first apps.”

Apple’s instructional designers work alongside educators to support teaching and learning with Swift, Apple’s powerful, open-source programming language used by professional developers to build the world’s most popular apps.

As a supplemental new activity guide to Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum and the Swift Playgrounds app, Everyone Can Code Early Learners helps educators and families introduce coding to students in their early years, when learners are first developing computational thinking skills.

Through engaging and often off-screen activities, learners in kindergarten through third grade will discuss, discover, and play to build a foundation in core coding concepts through subjects that include science, art, music, and physical education. For example, a lesson on coding commands is taught through dance moves, and an activity on functions asks students to discuss calming techniques step by step, connecting to social-emotional learning.

“Learning the fundamentals of coding at a young age helps students listen, communicate, and think in new ways — and it improves students’ confidence,” said Leticia Batista, Ed.D., a dual-language kindergarten teacher at McKinna Elementary School in Oxnard, California. “Code brings students onto the equal ground, no matter what language they speak at home, and helps build a strong community of problem solvers.

I’m looking forward to introducing my students to Swift with the engaging, age-appropriate arts and movement activities in Everyone Can Code Early Learners.”

During Europe Code Week, October 9-24, and through Computer Science Education Week, December 6-12, Apple is encouraging educators and their students to participate in an introductory Inclusive App Design activity.

This new lesson from Apple helps educators guide students through a one-hour session to turn their ideas into apps with inclusion and accessibility in mind.

The app design process helps students identify problems they care about, and then plan, prototype, and code creative solutions. It helps students think critically about how to build apps that are inclusive for all and prepares them to be the innovators of tomorrow.

In addition, new updates coming to the Schoolwork app add support for a popular educator survey tool called exit tickets.

Exit tickets are a quick way for teachers to check in with students during or after class, using easy-to-create questions to gauge student comprehension, reactions, or engagement.

New enhancements to the Schoolwork setup experience give teachers the ability to create Schoolwork accounts for students with little to no IT involvement.

Everyone Can Code Early Learners is available today as a free download for families and educators on apple.com.

In celebration of Europe Code Week, the guide is launching in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, and Swedish, with additional languages to follow.

The Inclusive App Design activity is available now in the Apple Teacher Learning Center. The Schoolwork app is available in beta through AppleSeed for IT.

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iOS 16  is  Compatible with only these devices.

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Apple annual hardware and software event is around the corner. As expected new hardware device and software update will be announced. 

The software announcements is expected to feature the following software updates from the iOS, watchOS, ipadOS and macOS.  The iOS 16 updates come with some unique and easy customizable features to user in the apple ecosystem. Despite all this, not all devices will receive such updates. 

Usually these upgrade in software also requires certain kind of hardware to bring its full feature functionality to the users. And in times like this, the old devices are sacrifice to outdoor the future updates of the software. Apple in particular is known for providing a longer software support for its devices. For instance the iPhone 5s received software support for for six years before finally given up the ghost. iPhone 6s and 6s plus users has also enjoyed a longer software support on these devices from iOS 9 til iOS 15.

Can iPhone 7 Get iOS 16?

Before apple annual WWDC event ,  most users anticipated that Apple will drop support for the iPhone 6s and 6s plus models and probably give the iPhone 7 and 7plus an additional one year software support update, unfortunately the opposite has just happened as apple has dropped support for the iPhone 6s ,iPhone6s plus, iPhone7 and iPhone 7plus models.

The iPhone 7 and 7plus model is still a great device. It uses  Apple A10 Fusion 64-bit system-on-chip, which consists of two low-power cores and two high-power cores (only two cores are used at any point in time). 

The A10 chip also features a hexa-core graphics chip capable of “console-level gaming. 

The same chip is featured in the sixth generation iPad, seventh generation iPad, and seventh generation iPod Touch.

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iOS 16 is compatible with these devices.

What iPhones can get iOS 16?

  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)

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Will Your iPhone Receive iOS 16 update? check the requirement.

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Apple usual annual Developers Conference (WWDC22) has just ended and the annual software preview has been launched. The event was overhauled with software updates from the iOS, watchOS, ipadOS to macOS. These upgrade in software also requires certain kind of hardware to bring its full feature functionality to the users. And in times like this, the old devices are sacrifice to outdoor the future updates of the software. Apple in particular is know for providing a longer software support for it devices. for instance the iPhone 5s received software support for for six years before finally given up the ghost. iPhone 6s and 6s plus users has also enjoyed a longer software support on these devices.

With the released of iOS16 most users anticipated that Apple will drop support for the iPhone 6s and 6s plus models and probably give the iPhone 7 and 7plus an additional one year software support update, unfortunately the opposite has just happened as apple has dropped support for the iPhone 6 ,iPhone6s plus, iPhone7 and iPhone 7plus models.

below are the iPhone models that will receive ios 16 software updates.

iOS 16 is compatible with these devices.

  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)

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Gift Card Scams: How to prevent apple Gift Card Scams.

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Gift Card Scams: Be aware of scams involving Apple Gift Cards, App Store & iTunes Gift Cards, and Apple Store Gift Cards.

A string of scams are taking place asking people to make payments over the phone for things such as taxes, hospital bills, bail money, debt collection, and utility bills. The scams are committed using many methods, including gift cards. As the fraudsters are sometimes requesting codes from Apple Gift Cards, App Store & iTunes Gift Cards, or Apple Store Gift Cards, we want to make sure our customers are aware of these scams.

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Regardless of the reason for payment, the scam follows a certain formula: The victim receives a call instilling panic and urgency to make a payment by purchasing Apple Gift Cards, App Store & iTunes Gift Cards, or Apple Store Gift Cards from the nearest retailer (convenience store, electronics retailer, etc.).

After the cards have been purchased, the victim is asked to pay by sharing the code(s) on the back of the card with the caller over the phone.

Where can I use Apple Gift Card?

It’s important to know that Apple Gift Cards and App Store & iTunes Gift Cards can be used only to purchase goods and services from Apple. Services from Apple Retail Stores, apple.com, the App Store, iTunes Store, Apple Books, subscriptions to Apple Music, Apple News+, and Apple Arcade, or for iCloud storage.

Apple Store Gift Cards can be redeemed only on the Apple Online Store and at Apple Retail Stores.

If you’re approached to use the cards for any other payment, you could very likely be the target of a scam and should immediately report it to your local police department as well as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at reportfraud.ftc.gov.

Tips to avoid becoming the victim of a Gift Card Scams.

  • Do not make payment with an Apple Gift Card, App Store & iTunes Gift Card, or Apple Store Gift Card if you are NOT purchasing an item from Apple — such as from the Apple Store, iTunes Store, App Store, Apple Books, or for an Apple Music subscription or iCloud storage. There’s no other instance in which you’ll be asked to make a payment with either of these gift cards on a non apple platform.
  • Do not provide the numbers on the back of the gift card to anyone that you don’t know. please note that Once those numbers are provided to the scammers, the funds on the card will likely be spent before you are able to contact Apple or law enforcement.
  • Immediately report potential scams to your local police department as well as the FTC
  • (reportfraud.ftc.gov).
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Contact Apple

If you believe you’re the victim of a scam involving Apple Gift Cards, App Store & iTunes Gift Cards, or Apple Store Gift Cards, you can call Apple at 800-275-2273 (U.S.) or contact Apple Support online and say “gift cards” when prompted.

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