Apple’s Schoolwork App, which debuted at its education event earlier this year, is now available for teachers to use. The app, meant to be used on iPads, allows teachers to easily manage classroom tasks like creating assignments and tracking individual students’ progress.
When Apple first introduced Schoolwork, it described it like writing an email. When creating assignments, teachers can write notes, send PDFs, and include web links. They can also assign activities to students within other education apps they’re using in the classroom; popular apps like Explain Everything, Tynker, GeoGebra, and Kahoot! currently work directly with Schoolwork.
In addition to doling out homework, teachers can use Schoolwork to monitor student progress in these apps and activities, allowing for tailored and more personalized learning experiences. All of the data stored on students is kept private, and schools create and have control over the accounts used by students.
Schoolwork was announced alongside a bunch of other education-focused tools that can all be used together by students and teachers. There’s also Classroom, a device management app for Apple, a new toolset for developers called ClassKit, and Apple’s new lower-priced iPad with Pencil support that’s just $299 for schools.