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Apple Launches its Free Schoolwork App For Teachers

The app also helps students to stay organised and keep track of the work they need to complete and when they need to submit

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Apple has launched its free Schoolwork app for teachers, making it easier for them to create assignments, collaborate one-on-one with students, and understand students’ progress.

The app was first introduced at Apple’s education event in Chicago early in March.

The new cloud-based app makes it easy for teachers using iPads to create and send announcements and assignments with almost any type of content, from web links to PDFs and documents, and even specific activities within other educational apps, the tech giant said in a blogpost late on Tuesday.

Other educational apps already working with Schoolwork include Explain Everything, Tynker, GeoGebra, and Kahoot!.

With the app, teachers can have a snapshot of class performance and can check on an individual student’s progress across activities as well as the progress within apps or projects they have created and helps them tailor their teaching to the needs and potential of each student.

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The app also helps students to stay organised and keep track of the work they need to complete and when they need to submit.

Moreover, Apple emphasised the privacy elements to Schoolwork, that schools get to “create, own and control” the accounts used by students, and they get to determine when student progress information is shared, the blogpost said.

Apple cannot see the student activity, either, as it stays within the system.

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Schoolwork app is designed to work with the Classroom app, which now runs on both iPad and Mac.

Classroom on iPad helps teachers keep students focused on a specific app or website and lets them view student screens during class, share documents with students, assign shared iPads and even reset a student’s password. (IANS)

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Tech Giant Apple Launches its All-new 16-inch MacBook Pro

Mac desktops helped Apple register record growth in the India market in its fiscal Q4 quarter (July-September period). The company generated an all-time revenue record for the Mac desktops in the reported quarter in the country

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An Apple store in Woodbridge, Virginia. (VOA)

Apple on Wednesday unveiled an all-new 16-inch MacBook Pro with up to 80 per cent faster performance for Rs 199,900.

Featuring a 16-inch Retina Display, latest 8-core processors, up to 64GB of memory, next-generation graphics with up to 8GB of VRAM and a new advanced thermal design, MacBook Pro is available through Apple Authorised Resellers and will come soon to stores around the world, the company said in a statement.

“With its brilliant 16-inch Retina display, 8-core processors, next-gen pro graphics, even better thermal design, new Magic Keyboard, six-speaker sound system, 100Wh battery, up to 8TB of storage and 64GB of fast memory, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is the world’s best pro notebook,” said Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing.

The new MacBook Pro doubles the SSD storage to 512GB and 1TB on standard configurations. And for the first time, MacBook Pro can be configured with a staggering 8TB of storage — the largest SSD ever in a notebook.

Featuring a new Magic Keyboard, the 16-inch MacBook Pro also includes a six-speaker sound system, longer battery life, Touch Bar, Touch ID, the Force Touch trackpad and the Apple T2 Security Chip.

Featuring a resolution of 3072×1920 and a higher pixel density of 226 ppi, the 16-inch Retina display delivers nearly 6 million pixels and an even more immersive front-of-screen experience.

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The new MacBook Pro would cost roughly the same as the outgoing model. Pixabay

The new Magic Keyboard also features a physical Escape key and an inverted-“T” arrangement for the arrow keys — along with Touch Bar and Touch ID — for a keyboard that delivers the best typing experience ever on a Mac notebook.

The MacBook Pro features new AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series graphics – the first 7nm mobile discrete GPUs for pro users.

Paired with GDDR6 video memory and with an 8GB VRAM option for the first time, pro users will be able to tackle GPU-intensive tasks faster than ever, said Apple.

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MacBook Pro features a 100Wh battery – the largest ever in a Mac notebook – for an additional hour of battery life of up to 11 hours of wireless web browsing or Apple TV app video playback.

Mac desktops helped Apple register record growth in the India market in its fiscal Q4 quarter (July-September period). The company generated an all-time revenue record for the Mac desktops in the reported quarter in the country. (IANS)