We’ve developed tools to make it easy for you to guide how your students use devices and apps in the classroom, and to provide valuable insight into each student’s progress. So you can focus on what’s most important: teaching.
A new home base for you and your students.
The best way to learn is by doing and making. The Schoolwork app helps you and your students more effectively use the creative power of iPad. You 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, organized by due date and class. And Schoolwork helps you keep track of how everyone in class is doing — so you can tailor your teaching to the needs of each of your students.
Download the Schoolwork Getting Started Guide for teachers (PDF)
- Easily share content with students
- Leverage the power of apps
- View students’ progress across all their work
- Tailor instruction to student needs
- Collaborate and provide instant feedback
Easily send out anything from announcements to assignments with Handouts.
Handouts are as easy to create and send as an email, and flexible enough to contain almost anything: web links, PDFs, documents, and even links to activities in apps. You can use them for announcements, reminders, or assignments. And your students can view Handouts across all their classes to keep track of everything they need to complete.
Tap into the power of educational apps.
Some of the most useful educational materials are found within apps. But students, especially younger ones, often have a hard time finding those materials. Schoolwork makes it as easy as possible to direct students to the right place in the right app. First you can browse popular apps like Tynker, Duolingo, and GeoGebra to find content that fits your curriculum. Then you can select a specific app activity to share with students on a Handout. When students get the Handout with the activity you’ve chosen, they can go right to the activity with a single tap. It’s all made possible by a new developer framework called ClassKit. Many top educational apps are using ClassKit already, with even more on the way.
Know how every student is doing at a glance.
Schoolwork and the apps built to support it provide insight that’s never been possible before. When your school enables the student progress feature, you’ll get a snapshot of each student’s overall class performance, be able to check on students’ app activities, and see how far they’ve gotten on assignments. It allows you to tailor your teaching to each of your students — whether they need an extra challenge or extra help. And because Apple cares deeply about privacy, this information is just between you and your students. We don’t look at it or use the information. Ever.
Work in real time together, even when you’re not together.
When you use Pages, Numbers, or Keynote in Schoolwork, it takes just a few taps to collaborate with your students on their assignments and add written or verbal feedback directly to their documents — at any time, from anywhere. You can even use Apple Pencil on iPad to mark up Pages documents as easily as you do on paper.
Once IT gets you set up, you’re all set.
Schoolwork will be set up for you by your IT department using Apple School Manager. They’ll take care of keeping your class lists up to date as students move in and out of your class.
Keep your class fun and engaged. And focused.
The Classroom app turns your iPad — and now your Mac — into a powerful teaching assistant. It puts you in the driver’s seat of every iPad in class, so you can guide students through lessons and keep them focused on the task at hand. Classroom also makes it easy to share information — send and receive files with the entire class and individual students using AirDrop, or show student work on the big screen.
Watch the Guided Tour for Classroom
Download the Classroom Getting Started Guide for teachers (PDF)
Make sure everyone is on task. And on the right screen.
View any student’s iPad screen on your iPad or Mac. Classroom allows you to see every student’s screen at the same time and navigate individual students or entire classes to a web page, book, or app. You can also lock iPad into a single app or mute audio on student devices, so students stay focused.
Even if students share an iPad, they can make it their own.
Shared iPad is an iOS feature for schools that share devices and still want to provide personalized experiences. Before class begins, you can assign any iPad to any student in your classroom. Students know which devices to use because their pictures are on the Lock screens. And they can access their personal content with a password or an easy-to-remember four-digit PIN. After students log in, their homework, apps, and assignments appear exactly as they left them.
Privacy is built into everything we make.
Teachers see all of the wonderful things created by their students. We don’t. All Apple products are built with an integrated approach to privacy and security — providing schools with devices, apps, and services that keep student work and personal information secure. And with Managed Apple IDs, the school controls student information and can choose to enable or disable apps and services such as iMessage, FaceTime, or student progress reporting with the Schoolwork app.
Apple has received ISO 27001 and 27018 Certifications for implementing an Information Security Management System with measures for protecting PII in public cloud environments. We will also meet the requirements of the new EU GDPR framework when it takes effect in May 2018. In addition, Apple has signed the Student Privacy Pledge, further underscoring our commitment to protecting the information students, parents, and teachers share in our schools.
Privacy and Security for Apple Products in Education
Data and Privacy Overview for Schools (PDF)
Privacy Overview for Parents (PDF)