Well, at least one. Apple senior veep Phil Schiller of “Can’t innovate my ass” fame; uttered after the company launched the ill-fated $3,000 Mac Pro cannister. What’s the latest missive? Get ready for it. Are you ready?
Everyone has an opinion or three on the status of education and what can be done to help children learn. Do they need more technology? Or, better technology? Have tech tools helped us to become better humans?
We can argue about that last one, too, but let’s look at the learning situation from the perspective of an Apple executive, Phil ‘I’m not out to pasture yet‘ Schiller.
Schiller on CNET:
Kids who are really into learning and want to learn will have better success.
Apple paid Schiller millions of dollars to come up with such insights, right? So, if our kids want to learn they will have better success?
Do tools matter? Schiller thinks so. Technology is here to inspire kids. Schools that don’t use Apple products are producing inferior kids who cannot learn.
That’s my takeaway, of course.
You need to have these cutting-edge learning tools to help kids really achieve their best results.
OK, he agrees with me.
What can get the best results? A Mac? An iPad? What?
Chromebooks don’t do that. Chromebooks have gotten to the classroom because, frankly, they’re cheap testing tools for required testing
Can a Chromebook be used as an iPad? After all, both have a million apps, and both have touchscreens, and both are easy to use and relatively inexpensive.
If all you want to do is test kids, well, maybe a cheap notebook will do that.
How will we know they succeeding unless we test them?
But they’re not going to succeed.
You know the answer to that already. If you want to succeed in life you need a Mac, an iPad, an iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods Pro, and AppleCare.
Also, rich parents.
The takeaway is clear. Apple helps children to become motivated to learn, and if they learn well, they have a better chance to succeed. Check. Got it. Please note that Steve Jobs did not get through school with an iPad or a Mac and he did OK, so it is possible that being motivated to learn and succeed may not be tied to what computer you use.