As the school year comes to an end and students get ready for a summer of new assignments, upgrades, and backup plans for remote learning, Apple has begun updating its collaborative education app with new features that will make it easier for students and teachers to participate in classroom activities from distance.
The K-12-focused iPad app for Classroom and Schoolwork has been redesigned so educators can rapidly tab through the entirety of their handouts for each class, and rapidly get to drafts and top picks. For the students, the application will likewise show which assignments are expected over every one of their classes, reports EndGadget.
Schoolwork is a powerful iPad app that helps teachers and students use the power of iPad more effectively. Teachers can easily distribute and collect assignments, keep an eye on student progress in educational apps and collaborate one-on-one with students from anywhere, in real-time. It’s easy for students to use, too. Assignments automatically appear on their iPad devices, organized by due date and class. And Schoolwork helps teachers keep track of how everyone in class is doing so they can tailor their teaching to the needs of each student.
Some of the most useful educational materials are found within apps. With Schoolwork, teachers can browse supported apps to find content that fits their curriculum, then share specific app activities with students. In a single tap, they can go directly to the right activity.
Apple first released its Schoolwork app in 2018, alongside a new iPad geared toward schools. Now, with so many institutions choosing online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the latest upgrades could help speed up adoption of the tech giant’s teaching tools. Apple has also launched a new “learning from home” section of its website, with resources to help teachers create lessons that can be accessed easily from afar.