Initial 7 ‘Steve JobsSchools’ open in the Netherlands; feature iPad-centric education

“The first seven ‘Steve JobsSchools’ officially opened their doors in the Netherlands on Wednesday, kicking off an ambitious experiment in child education where Apple’s iPad is the main cog of the learning apparatus, acting as a hub for all daily activities,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.

“Instead of textbooks, rigid schedules and a highly structured course of study, students are given a portable ‘virtual school’ consisting of a single iPad loaded with specialized apps,” Campbell reports. “The Education for a New Era Foundation (O4NT), which developed the principles behind the teaching method, opened its first set of schools in the towns of Sneek, Breda, Almere, Emmen, Heenvliet and Amsterdam.”

Campbell reports, “The ‘Master Steve JobsSchool’ in Sneek and the ‘Steve JobsSchool Breda’ will incorporate the iPad-driven curriculum at all grade levels, while the other five plan to start first with lower grades and expand upward.”

More info and photos of the students with their iPads in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: What lucky students and teachers!

Related articles:
The details about the huge 640,000 iPad rollout in Los Angeles schools – July 26, 2013
Eleven new ‘Steve Jobs’ schools will use Apple iPads instead of books and blackboards – July 2, 2013
Apple broke its own education market sales records in 2012 – January 7, 2013


  1. Good for the Netherlands students!!

    Not to be outdone by Netherlands forward-thinking education system, U.S. Prison system will roll out Samsung Note for those prisoners convicted for counterfeit crime in the prison’s library. Other prisoners will get the Surface RT or Pro.

Reader Feedback

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.