More than 800 universities have active iTunes U sites including Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, and UC Berkeley. iTunes U allows you to upload and share educational content which is really cool. In the Beyond Campus section of iTunes U, students and teachers can also access content from distinguished entities such as MoMA, the New York Public Library, Public Radio International, and PBS stations.
These amazing resources are great for higher education or adults, but in our K-8 district, I promote the iTunes store to teachers as a resource for rich, multimedia content. You don’t need to stay within the more typical ‘higher ed’ content within iTunes U… You can find audio AND video podcasts such: Reading Rockets (Meet the Author, Meet the Experts, Watch and Learn), Lit2Go, StoryNory, How Stuff Works, Aesop’s Fables, Nova, Why? The Science Show for Kids, and more. The easiest way to sift through the ton of resources is to simply type in a keyword search for a topic and you will get results in any/all categories in which there are resources. I choose Podcasts (which are available in audio or video) but there are also books, apps, and other formats available to you… Enjoy!