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Today Apple quietly launched iTunesU-K12, a resource for K-12 schools and districts throughout the United States. So far, only a few states have contributed (Arizona, Florida, Maine, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Utah) with varying amounts of content available.

iTunesU-K12 was announced at NECC (National Educational Computing Conference) at the “Apple’s Big Splash” event.

A district employee from Utah, Kelly Dumont, participated in some development of the content being launched, “Here K12 ed will have a central gathering place for resources, be they audio, video, text-based, etc.”

All of the resources are free. The best one is Arizona’s IDEAL eLearning page, which basically is a mini-iTunes store. It has hundreds of podcasts about many things, including my personal favorite, “Ask a Biologist.”

As part of iTunesU-K12, you can find resources on learning about technology, languages, chemistry reactions, history, and much more. Here is the link to the surprisingly plain new page. Go take a look and see what it has to offer.

[Via The Educational Mac]