Apple Classroom

Apple’s new Classroom app for iPad is now available in the App Store. The educational app enables shared iPad experiences, task/group assignment, and much more on iOS 9.3 and beyond. Here’s the full description:

Classroom turns your iPad into a powerful teaching assistant, helping a teacher guide students through a lesson, see their progress, and keep them on track. With Classroom, you can easily launch the same app on every student device at the same time or launch a different app for each group of students. Classroom helps teachers focus on teaching so students can focus on learning.

Assign Shared iPads to students – Once configured, Classroom connects to nearby student devices – Classroom intelligently assigns students to the Shared iPad they most recently used – Log students out of Shared iPad at the end of a session to prepare for the next class

Start, focus, or pause student work – Launch any app, website, or book on student devices with a tap – Lock devices into a single app to help students focus – Lock screens to pause work or refocus your class

See what your students see with Screen View – See an overview of all student screens at once – Focus on a single student screen – Students are informed when their screens are being viewed

Share student work on the classroom Apple TV – Showcase the great work your students are doing to the class – Use AirPlay to wirelessly present a student’s screen – Students are informed when their screens are being presented

Reset forgotten passwords right in the classroom – Reset a Managed Apple ID password without calling IT

Organize student devices using groups – Classroom automatically creates groups of students based on the apps they are using – Teachers can create groups to break students into project teams – Perform actions on entire groups or on individual students within groups

Great for use with both 1:1 and Shared iPad student devices All actions take place over the local network only

Classroom for iOS requires iOS 9.3 or later running on the iPad 3 or later, iPad Air or later, iPad mini or later, or iPad Pro.

Classroom for iOS also has these requirements for use:

App configuration via Mobile Device Management server Supervised Student devices enrolled in Mobile Device Management server Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled on both student and teacher devices Student devices within Bluetooth range of the teacher device running Classroom

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