Apple unveils new classroom apps to help with remote learning
Apple launched Apple Teacher Portfolio, which offers templates and lesson ideas that will help teachers expand their teaching portfolio and will allow remote learning to happen more easily.
Using the Classroom app, educators will now be able to invite remote students to join a Classroom session. Teachers will be able to guide their students to various apps, view their screen and see a summary of their engagement.
The new updates across Apple's Everyone Can Create curriculum — which has been implemented in more than 5,000 K-12 schools worldwide — allow students to take advantage of the latest features of iPad and apps such as iMovie, Clips and GarageBand. Students will also be able to create short films using a green screen and other special effects, and Music will add new podcasting features using GarageBand.
New versions of both Schoolwork and Classroom are available in beta now through AppleSeed for IT.
Penelope Blackwell is a reporting fellow at Protocol covering edtech. She reports on the developments in tech that are shaping the future of learning. Previously, she interned at The Baltimore Sun covering emerging news and produced content for Carnegie-Knight's News21 documenting hate and bias incidents in the U.S. She is also a recent graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and Morgan State University.