Apps for Teachers
We take our smartphones everywhere we go, and with their powerful processors and connectivity, they can be indispensable as personal assistants. If you’re aiming to be more productive, adding some apps to your mobile device can be a step in the right direction.
21 Best Apps for Teachers in 2019
Here are my favorite productivity apps for teachers that you can install now on your iOS or Android device.
Pocket is a great tools when you are searching something on the Internet but you want to check an article to view it later. If something exist on the web, you can save it later using Pocket. I have been using it for years.
Evernote lets you:
- Capture, organize, and share notes from anywhere. Your best ideas are always with you.and always in sync.
- Organize your work and declutter your life. Collect everything that matters in one place and find it when you need it, fast.
- Enhance your notes with links, checklists, tables, attachments, and audio recordings. Even handwritten notes are searchable.
With intuitive features and unlimited storage, quickly create groups, assign homework, schedule quizzes, manage progress, and more. With everything on one platform, Edmodo reinforces and enhances what you’re already doing in the classroom.
Wunderlist is a simple to-do list and task manager app that helps you get stuff done. Wunderlist makes it easy to capture, share and complete your to-dos. Wunderlist instantly syncs between your phone, tablet and computer, so you can access your to-dos from anywhere.
#5 Avast Password
Many teachers have lots of accounts because they have to go to the web to get resources for their teaching. Sometimes teachers use the same password in every new account they create and that’s not safe. here it is the solution to that! Install Avast Password on phone and let avast remember the passwords for you.
If you are using Android and You have whatsapp groups that never stop sending messages, you have to install Greenify, It puts your app on Hibernation and you won’t even receive notification. Messaging apps are a blessing and a curse, Put them to sleep right now so you can relax.
It is common to hear educators saying that their laptop got stolen or that their PC fails to start so they don’t have access to files, worksheets, books, PDF documents that they have used for years. If you don’t want to go through that in your life, you should start using dropbox. When you upload something to the Dropbox, it will be in the Cloud and you won’t have to worry about losing your data anymore.
Box: This is my second best option because Box gives you 10 Gigabytes right off the bat, you don’t have to do anything to get them and you can check your files on your computer smartphone and browser. If you want to save your teaching materials and if those materials are mostly documents. 10 Gigabytes are more than enough.
Mega: This cloud service gives you free 50 Gigabytes, Mega is the cloud service that I use to store all those free books I have downloaded over the past six years, I still have plenty of space for quite a few more books. I can trust my books to Mega but personally, I would upload to Mega nothing personal like family photos, videos and personal documents.
#10 Drive from Google
Drive: If you have heard of Google or Gmail, You already might know what Google Drive is, for me Google Drive means 15 Gigabytes for all your documents. Not too shabby!
With a Google account, you’ll get 15GB of free storage space. This space is shared between Google Drive, Gmail and Google Photos, how to save files, attachments to email and backup copies of photos and videos. If you want to get more than 15 GB, you can
#11 One Drive from Microsoft
OneDrive: If you have a outlook account, you have onedrive and you just didn’t know that, let’s get straigh to the point, OneDrive means Free 5 Gigabytes of space for all of those lesson plans and the rest of your cool teaching stuff.
Remind is a private mobile messaging platform that enables teachers, parents, students, and administrators in K–12 schools to communicate with everyone at once.
Fast: Messages are sent in real time to an entire class, a small group, or just a single person. You can also schedule announcements ahead of time and attach photos and other files.
Accessible: With Remind, you can send text messages straight to any phone, including flip phones. To reach every family, translate your messages into more than 90 languages before you send.
Effective: Use delivery receipts to see who’s reading your messages.
#13 Google Classroom
One of the best apps for teachers is Google Classroom. Google Classroom makes teaching more productive and meaningful by:
- streamlining assignments
- boosting collaboration
- fostering communication
Educators can create classes, distribute assignments, send feedback, and see everything in one place. Classroom also seamlessly integrates with other Google tools like Google Docs and Drive.
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform, free for teachers of awesome and classroom superheroes.
Kahoots are best played in a group setting, for example, a classroom. Players answer the questions on their own devices, while games are displayed on a shared screen to unite the lesson. It creates a ‘campfire moment’ encouraging players to look up and celebrate together. Besides creating your own kahoots, you can search among millions of existing games.
#15 Class Dojo
ClassDojo is a classroom communication app used to share reports between parents and teachers. Teachers track student behavior and upload photos or videos.
The gamification style system teaches developmental skills through real-time feedback. The application, which has been translated into 35 languages, has been used in 180 countries and by 90% of the school districts in the United State
Seesaw is a platform for student engagement. Teachers can empower students to create, reflect, share, and collaborate. Students “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links.
It’s simple to get student work in one place and share with families, and nothing is shared without teacher approval.
Classtree is a secure, and private communication channel which manages e-signature, consents, real-time reporting, event reminders and photo sharing. No more missed permission slips and consent forms.
Edmodo is an educational technology company offering a communication, collaboration, and coaching platform to K-12 schools and teachers.
The Edmodo network enables teachers to share content, distribute quizzes, assignments, and manage communication with students, colleagues, and parents.
Since 2010, Socrative has delivered formative assessment tools to teachers around the world.
Socrative’s mission has always been to connect teachers with students as learning happens, by providing fun and effective tools to gauge student understanding in real time.
This enables teachers to modify their instruction to drive student learning most effectively.
Socrative currently has nearly 3 million users worldwide and is available in 14 languages.
Anyone can use Quizlet to study and learn content created by other users, or to create your own custom study sets. You can also share sets with friends, classmates or your students.
Students and teachers create new study sets all the time, so it’s quite likely that you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for.
#21 Google Forms
Google Forms—along with Docs, Sheets, and Slides—is part of Google’s online apps suite of tools to help you get more done in your browser for free. It’s easy to use and one of the simplest ways to save data directly to a spreadsheet, and it’s the best sidekick to Google Sheets’ spreadsheets.
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