Texas Education Channel launched on iTunes U

Texas Education Channel - iTunes UMany of us use iTunes to download our favorite music, movies and podcast. However, Texas students, teachers and parents can now download and distribute Texas-based education materials, on iTunes U.

iTunes U brings the power of the iTunes Store to education, making it simple to distribute information to your students and faculty — or to lifelong learners all over the world.

Gov. Rick Perry announced yesterday the creation of Texas Education on iTunes U, which offers a modern and cool approach to keeping students, teachers and parents engaged and up to date by providing free, supplementary educational content that can be accessed anywhere.

“iTunes U will easily and efficiently distribute Texas-based educational materials to teachers, parents and students statewide, and will help improve Texas education and secure our position as the best place to live and work in the years to come,” Gov. Perry said. “The quality of education in Texas is steadily improving as we continue to combine tried and true teaching methods with new technology to achieve educational success.”

Gov. Perry also encouraged math teachers to generate content for iTunes U, this content can be either a podcast or a video that focuses on algebra readiness for Texas Education on iTunes U. I think this is an awesome idea.

“Texas Education on iTunes U represents another addition to Texas’ efforts to put rich and relevant content into the hands of our teachers, students and the public at large,” Commissioner of Education Robert Scott said. “iTunes U gives the state a dynamic platform to provide content on-the-go.”

Click here to open the new Texas Education Channel on iTunes U

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