Apple Heartland Education Clock (c. 1995)

This LED clock features a transparent display with large LED-style numerals that display the time and a blinking separator of four stacked bars. It is constructed with a matte black metal frame with a black plastic base that contains the electronics, battery, and buttons to set the time on the back. The transparent LED screen has a green-gray tint.

The  front of the clock features the Apple logo in white on a black background, and a white panel reads “Heartland Education” printed in the Apple Garamond typeface in black, Apple’s corporate font that was used 1984–2003.

The clock runs on a 357 watch battery. It measures 4.375 inches tall, 3.75 inches wide, with a base measuring 2.375 inches deep, and the body just over 0.25 inch thick.

This clock was previously employee-owned and the date is approximate, based upon its design. The item is undated.

#AppleTeacher vinyl stickers (2020)

Beginning in 2017, Apple Education created a program for teachers to learn Mac, iPad, and Apple apps in the context of classroom lessons and activities. Coding uses for the classroom were added later. The Apple Teacher program uses a series of “Everyone Can Create” and “Everyone Can Code” books (free downloads from Apple’s Book Store).

Teachers may take short online quizzes to earn badges in categories including: iPad, Pages for iPad, Keynote for iPad, Numbers for iPad, iMovie for iPad, GarageBand for iPad, Productivity with iPad, Creativity with iPad, Mac, Pages for Mac, Keynote for Mac, Numbers for Ma, iMovie for Mac, GarageBand for Mac, Productivity with Mac, Creativity with Mac, Coding Concepts, Swift Playgrounds App, Swift Code, and Coding in the Classroom.

According to Apple’s website:

“Apple Teacher is a free professional learning program designed to support and celebrate educators using Apple products for teaching and learning. As an educator you can build skills on iPad and Mac that directly apply to activities with your students, earn recognition for the new things you learn, and be rewarded for the great work you do every day.”

These vinyl stickers are printed with the hashtag #AppleTeacher (in Apple’s San Francisco font) in a variety of colors. These were available at technology conferences for attendees who visited the Apple “Playground” to learn about the Everyone Can Create and Everyone Can Code programs for schools. Each sticker sheet measures 1.125 x 5 inches. Removed from the backing they measure approximately 0.625 x 4.625 inches.

I earned the Mac and iPad Apple Teacher badges the first week the program launched.

UPDATE: I also obtained a set of unopened #Apple Teacher stickers. Photos added below.

Sources: Apple, Apple Teacher

Apple Education badge holder (2015)

This black Apple Education badge holder design was used approximately between 2005–2015 at events and workshops hosted by Apple and at conferences where Apple was presenting.

The badge holder was highly functional as it included an adjustable lanyard, a see-through pouch for a name badge, a Velcro enclosure with an inside zippered pocket, and openings on the back for additional items and pens.

This badge holder is one of many I have used over the years from Apple events. The badge measures 6.625 x 5 inches.

Rethink. Apple Education mailing collection (2006)

This series of mailings was sent to educators in 2006. The cover of each piece has the title “Rethink.” and discusses a different education topic inside. The cover indicates that this is a series of five, but I only have four of them. The topics include:

Issue 1: Rethink the value of achievement. “You want to give your students and teachers the most powerful learning tools imaginable. So what would you choose? You’d choose intuitive, easy-to-use computers that make lessons a joy and help test scores rise.”

Issue 3: Rethink the possibilities. “Imagine raising achievement across all learning styles and needs. Imagine engaging and motivating every student, allowing all learners to work side by side.”

Issue 4: Rethink how you use your infrastructure. “Your technology infrastructure has the ability to inspire.”

Issue 5: Rethink the frontiers of learning. “The world has changed. No one knows that better than an educator.”

Each folded mailer is 5.625 x 8 inches and unfolds to four horizontal panels. The final panel is a reply postcard inviting the recipient to share their address and get a free item sent to them.

Apple Learning Interchange bookmarks (c. 2005)

This collection of six silver-metallic-printed bookmarks were packaged in a matching silver envelope with the words “Apple Learning Interchange. A Social Network for Educators.” Each of the six bookmarks were themed, and each theme highlighted five projects that could be found on the Apple Learning Interchange website.

The themes included: Teaching Ideas, Professional Development, Learning Events; Finding Colleagues, Sharing Content, Connecting Globally; Real World Writing; Podcasting, Cut to the Core, Conference Connections; Creative Expression; and Global Awareness.

The Apple Learning Interchange (ALI) program and website are no longer active. ALI was “an Internet community for K-12 educators with a large and participatory membership. Apple has gathered databases of lesson-planning units, Internet resources, and Internet-based projects” (Education World). The Apple Learning Interchange closed in 2010 in favor of iTunes U, “For years the Apple Learning Interchange (ALI) has served as an important resource for educators to access great education content, share best practices, and learn more about using technology in the context of teaching and learning. Over the last three years, iTunes U in the iTunes Store has grown to be an even larger education resource” (MacRumors).

The bookmark envelope measures 2.375 x 7.5 inches, and each of the six bookmarks measure 2.125 x 7.375 inches.

Sources: Education World, MacRumors

NECC 2007 Apple booth workshop session schedule (2007)

This “Create. Share. Inspire.” schedule was distributed at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in Atlanta that was held in June 2007. This organization and conference are still held annually, but the conference changed its name around 2010 to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference.

This trifold brochure measures 4.25 x 6 inches with the message:

Inside the Apple booth, you’ll find innovative tools, students can use to express their creativity. You’ll see the latest technologies for sharing content. And you’ll discover powerful ways to inspire students. Join us each day in the Apple booth for hands-on sessions where you’ll learn how to engage students, raise achievement, and manage your digital classroom.

Fully unfolded, six hands-on workshop sessions are described. Session titles include:
Let’s Go Global—Using iLife and iWork in Project-Based Learning
Meeting Diverse Learner Needs—Built-in Tools on a Mac
Publishing Student Voices—Podcasting in the Classroom
Managing the Digital Classroom—Tips and Tools for Teachers
Creative Expression—Expanding Reading and Writing in the Digital Classroom
What’s Hot at Apple?—Bringing Innovation to Learning

I attended this NECC conference.

Source: eSchool News

Apple Education folders and materials collection (2000, 2001, 2002)

In the early 2000s, Apple Education hosted education events at conferences, schools, and at their Executive Briefing Centers. These events often included providing printed materials to attendees on various topics, product brochures, and/or event agendas.

This small collection of Apple Education folders from 2000–2002 included three different folders from Apple Education. Each folder measures 9 x 12 inches and includes two internal pockets.

Getting Started: A guide for your Apple Mobile Learning Lab (Apple Education, 2006)

In the book Getting Started: A guide for your Apple Mobile Learning Lab, Apple Education outlines the necessary steps to successfully implement a mobile computer cart outfitted with laptops, Wi-Fi, and other equipment. The book also provides basic training on Mac apps and gives ideas about how to use the laptops in the classroom.

The introduction states:

“This guide is designed to help you get started right away using the Apple Mobile Learning Lab in your classroom. It includes suggestions that can help you with setting up, maintaining, and managing your mobile lab, as well as many ideas for great ways to use these powerful tools in your classroom. The information in this guide has been provided by teachers who have extensive experience using mobile labs in their classrooms.”

The chapters include:

  • Setting Up and Working with Your Mobile Lab
  • Using the Tools that Come with Your Mobile Lab
  • More Tools to Use with Your Mobile Lab
  • Additional Resources

This book measures 9 x 7.5 inches and has 51 pages.

Apple Education 1 to 1 planning resources collection (2006, 2007)

From the mid-1980s to early 2000s, many schools had computer labs where students took computer classes or completed class projects. In general, students used computers at scheduled times during the school day. In the early 2000s, laptop carts became common so instead of going to the computer lab, the computer lab could go to your class.

In the early- to mid-2000s some schools had taken the leap to provide a laptop to every student throughout the school day. At first, these “1 to 1” (or 1:1) programs—one computer per one student—were rare and schools that implemented the programs only allowed students to use laptops while in school. Slowly, 1:1 programs allowed students to take home laptops some or all the time.

Around 2005, Apple Education began creating materials to help schools and school districts create 1:1 computer programs. These two paperback books are examples of Apple Education’s planning materials for school leaders.

In the short, but well-referenced brochure, Implementing a Successful 1 to 1 Learning Program, Apple makes the case for a 1:1 implementation:

“Students today are markedly different than they were a decade ago. Today’s learners are digitally savvy, born at a time and cell phones, handheld gaming devices, iPod, and notebooks are commonplace in homes are filled with computers, TVs, digital video recorders, and game consoles. Today’s students are not engaged by traditional lecture-based modes of teaching, preferring to learn by creating and doing, not by ‘sitting and getting’ (Barth, 2001). They want an active learning experience to match their active lifestyles—preferably enabled by the technology that has become their second nature.”

This brochure measures 7 x 9 inches and 9 pages long.

Another resource for 1:1 planning was a folder-sized brochure with 8 color pages. The brochure is titled One student. One computer. One great way to learn. The first page is a series of quotes by education leaders across the United States, and the rest of the brochure includes information in three more categories: 21st century learning tools for 21st century kids. A complete environment for learning and achievement. Higher achievement, from Maine to Hawaii.

The back page of the folder included a flap to store a series of “Profiles in Success.” The profiles included in my version are: Henrico County Public Schools (Richmond, VA); Manatee County Schools (Bradenton, FL); Michael Petrides School (Staten Island, NY); and Maine Public Schools.

This folder is full color and measures 9 x 12 inches.