Think Different, Teach Different, Learn Different: An Apple iTunes U Adventure

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The bare stage, artistically lit, adorned with just three director chairs and framed by a movie-sized projection screen bearing the Apple logo, seemed the perfect setting for one of the computer company’s familiar product launches or insightful tech instruction.

There was only one major difference at this event: This time the stage was set for me.

Hard as it is still for me to believe, I was front and center for the launch of Apple’s newest educational video series, this one promoting the academic product iTunes U, and illustrating how I use iPads to move my class environment and instruction into a tech-based 21st century.

Months of prep, hours of rehearsal, a trio of outfit changes, a lighter coat of nail polish and half a can of spray to keep my wandering hair out of my left eye, resulted in an hour-long interview and demonstration of iTunes U at the…

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