Teaching is just a small part of being a teacher. When you consider the hours that go into building lesson plans, managing a classroom, and staying on top of student progress—is there an app for that? To celebrate World Teacher Day, Trademore curated a list of some of the best apps for teachers on iOS and Android devices to help simplify their day.
Turn any lesson plan into a game for the entire class with this free app for iOS and Android. Create quizzes and games in minutes, and even make homework fun by assigning it as challenges. Kahoot! also allows you to add videos, images and diagrams for a more interactive learning experience.
Teach and learn from anywhere in the world with Educreations, a free app for both teachers and students on iOS devices. This app acts as an interactive whiteboard for teachers to manipulate and display content with annotations, animations, narrations and more. Make group discussions more accessible by inviting students to participate and help each other.
One of 2018’s more popular apps for teachers, ClassDojo, is a fun and interactive way for everyone—even parents—to know what’s going on in the classroom. Teachers can send photos, videos, and even messages to student's parents, and students can share what they’re learning in their own digital portfolio. ClassDojo is available for free on iOS and Android devices.
Teacher’s Assistant Pro
Stay connected with your student's parents and document student behavior with Teacher’s Assistant Pro. A free app for teachers on iOS devices, Teacher’s Assistant Pro makes sharing information easy over text and email, so when it’s time for a conference, everyone is on the same page. And, all your data is secured thanks to the app's unique PIN and touch ID integration.
Gathering parent signatures can be a pain for both students and teachers, and an inconvenience for parents. Classtree is a free app for iOS and Android devices that makes the entire process digital. Remind parents of upcoming field trips, and request and receive consent through e-signature, all through the app. You save your sanity from the signature circus, and some paper along the way.
If you haven’t explored Google Forms, it’s a wonderfully useful app for teachers. Simple and user-friendly, Google Forms lets you create free surveys and organize responses into graphs and charts for further analysis. It’s a convenient app to collect student feedback.
Inspiration Maps VPP
Is there such a thing as too organized? Nonsense. Inspiration Maps VPP is a powerful app for teachers that visualizes ideas and relationships into diagrams, graphics, and outlines. The app has a breadth of features: it can generate cause and effect diagrams, concept maps, family trees and more. Plus, it’s easy to use, has note functions for spur-of-the-moment inspiration, and can personalize images, shapes, backgrounds and more. It also creates and attaches audio recordings. Inspiration Maps VPP is the ultimate organization app for teachers.
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