Apple Classroom

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Apple Classroom is a tool that can help teachers scaffold student learning and facilitate sharing, student engagement, and interaction across all devices in a classroom.

In the St. Vrain Valley School District, Apple Classroom is an optional self-supported and self-managed program with teacher-created classes. More information on creating and maintaining classes can be found on the Apple Classroom Support Site.

Technical Considerations

  • Teachers:
    • Must download the Apple Classroom app from the Apple App Store
    • Create and manage their own classes
  • Students:
    • Must have Bluetooth enabled and be on the same Wi-Fi network as the teacher
    • Must join the teacher’s class through Settings
    • Are able to leave the managed environment at any time
  • Classroom cannot interact with more than 60 students in a single class
  • It is best if both teacher and student devices are running the latest version of the iPadOS
  • Interruption in Bluetooth or wireless connectivity, including a restart, may lead to loss of functionality

Be Aware

Apple Classroom is not intended to be used solely as a monitoring or behavior management tool. Keep in mind that students may choose to leave a class, disable Bluetooth, and/or restart their devices to override any limits or locks set by teachers using Apple Classroom.

Please consider how you might use this tool while engaging in mentoring conversations with students about a positive, healthy relationship with technology in a learning environment.