Apple and IBM have announced the latest product in their MobileFirst collaboration: IBM Watson Element for Educators.
The app marks more than just a continued collaboration between the two companies — it’s also the first time they have teamed up for an education-focused project.
The app was designed for the iPad, and it’s aimed at helping teachers track the academic performance of students, as well as their special interests, accomplishments, and general behavior. Teachers will also be able to add notes about specific students.
“IBM Watson Element provides teachers with a holistic view of each student through a fun, easy-to-use, and intuitive mobile experience that is a natural extension of their work,” said IBM in a statement.
“Teachers can get to know their students beyond their academic performance, including information about personal interests and important milestones students choose to share.”
The app also lets teachers connect to the Watson Enlight web-based app, which helps enhance lesson planning.