Apple on Tuesday announced their free “Schoolwork” app for the iPad is now available as a free download for teachers. The app debuted at Apple’s education event, held in Chicago back in March.
Schoolwork allows teachers to create and share assignments and announcements with their students, track their progress, customize instructions for each student, and much more.
The all-new Schoolwork app empowers teachers to take full advantage of the power and creativity of iPad to create new learning experiences for their students. Schoolwork makes it easy to create and send announcements and assignments with almost any type of content, from web links to PDFs and documents, and even specific activities in apps. Students can use Schoolwork to stay organized and keep track of the work they need to complete and when they need to hand it in.
Teachers can use Schoolwork to easily assign a specific activity right within an app to guide their students directly to a challenge or lesson. Popular education apps including Explain Everything, Tynker, GeoGebra and Kahoot! work directly with Schoolwork to bring useful educational content and tools to teachers using iPad.
The new app works alongside the existing “Classroom” app for iPad, and coming soon, the Mac. Classroom allows teachers to monitor every student’s iPad in a class, helping them keep students focused on a specific app or website. Teachers can view students’ screens during class, share documents, assign shared iPads, and more.
For more information about the Schoolwork and Classroom apps, visit Apple’s education tools website.