Apple’s new Classroom app for iPad is now available in the App Store. The educational app enables shared iPad experiences is much more through 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