How to futureproof your kids – the early years By Harry de Quetteville How to futureproof your kids INTRODUCTION EARLY EDUCATION CAREER CHOICES MENTAL HEALTH PHYSICAL HEALTH FINANCE Is your child already thinking about what subjects to pursue at school? Or are they younger? Perhaps you’re wondering whether to enroll them in Mandarin lessons after reception class? Or should that be coding? What’s best? Free time is finite and concentration spans are limited, yet the options almost infinite. How to choose wisely? 28 JULY 2018 • 2:22 PM BST On a glorious early summer’s day this year I had breakfast with a senior executive from one of the world’s digital behemoths. We nibbled croissants and discussed the way the future might pan out, particularly the fact that more and more of us are using our voices to control our computers. The pace of change is so startling, he said, that voice commands will … [Read more...] about How to futureproof your kids – the early years
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"Welcome to first period with Mr. Harmon," says a big screen at the front of the classroom. The teacher stands to the side, holding an iPad in his hands. I'm sitting on a stool at a black lab table in what appears to be a science classroom, next to roughly 40 other adults crammed inside. In front of us are shiny new iPads, enough for every two people to share. With the press of a button, Jim Harmon, actually a learning specialist from Apple, brings to life all our iPads, launching the company's Clips app on every device without moving from his place at the head of the classroom. Our task is to use Clips to create a poem and video that explains the Fibonacci sequence. For the life of me, I can't remember what that is. "Hi, I hope you will enjoy my Fibonacci poem," Harmon (sorry, that's Mr. Harmon) says into the iPad's camera before instructing us to do the same on our own tablets. Now Playing: Watch this: See how the Apple Pencil works with the new iPad 1:14 For a moment, … [Read more...] about Apple’s iPad event took me back to school. What a trip!
Apple offers certifications for both IT professionals working in OS X environments, as well as creative professionals, who work with Apple's creative suites including Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X. Much like the products for which Apple is well known — the Macintosh computer, and devices like the iPhone and iPad — Apple's certification program is focused and elegantly simple. The certifications fall into one of two categories: those geared for IT professionals and those for creative professionals. There's also the Apple Certified Trainer (ACT) credential for those interested in teaching the Apple certification curriculum to others, both in the creative and IT areas. Apple certifications in the IT professional bucket focus on macOS operating system certifications, the AppleCare Mac Technician (ACMT) certification, and the Apple Certified iOS Technician (ACiT) certification. macOS Certifications A macOS certification recognizes an individual's ability to … [Read more...] about Apple Certification Guide: Overview And Career Paths
Music is a universal language that can bring people together from all over the world. As emerging technologies help us communicate better, artificial intelligence is beginning to overtake our hearts, minds, and even ears. AI is opening up a world that users can automate, personalize, and learn from. The music and education sectors are not exempt from the efficiency of emerging technologies. Smart bots like Amper’s A.I. can now compose their own albums, while other intelligent applications like SmartMusic allow users to experiment with composition and production. Yet, before emerging musicians strike the right chord with audiences, they need to foster their own talents. AI is in line to become the next big learning tool. For now, AI can’t completely take over the creative process, but it’s definitely making music education and creation easier than ever before. But how will machine learning revolutionize music education and inspire continued human innovation in music? … [Read more...] about AI could be the future maestro of music education