Whether or not your school has successfully implemented a 1:1 initiative, you almost certainly have a personal device that you can use in the classroom to improve how efficiently you complete tasks. Using apps for teachers on your personal device can save you time and help you stay organized while you manage curriculum planning, administrative tasks and grading work for dozens – if not hundreds – of students.
There are a lot of apps for teachers out there, and that can make it hard to decide which ones are best for you. That’s why we’ve sorted through and picked out some of the best apps that will help you save time and increase efficiency in and out of your classroom.
Here are seven of the best apps for teachers
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform that allows teachers to create study aids in the form of digital games for free. Input study information into Kahoot! and let students practice on their own time. Plus, students can play games together if they each have a personal device.
Wunderlist is a task-organization app created for people who have a lot of things going on at once. As a teacher, you have multiple courses and school extracurricular activities to keep track of, as well as a personal life. To organize all your responsibilities and make sure every task gets completed, use Wunderlist to make an interactive list complete with due dates, reminders, subtasks, and notes.
For the times you have to give students a physical assessment, there’s ZipGrade. It allows you to grade students’ work instantly by using the camera on your phone. Student data can easily be collected and uploaded to your grade book.
There’s a reason Google for Education is popular with schools and districts all over the world: it’s simple to use, full of great features, and increases productivity. The apps are accessible from any device and can be used to create, edit, and share documents with anyone, from anywhere. Plus, with an LMS like itslearning, you can access all of your Google apps and LMS features through one login.
Remind is an app for teachers to send out reminders as text messages to the phones of students and their parents. It can be helpful to send out last-minute reminders without sharing your personal phone number. The service is free with limitations, but schools can purchase subscriptions to get more features.
Pinterest may seem like an odd app choice for teachers, but it can actually be quite useful when you’re planning curriculum and creating lessons. Pin ideas from other teachers, blogs and education sites to individual Pinterest boards to stay organized as you decide what content and methods to use in your lessons. The platform is full of insights and best practices from teachers all over the world, offering interesting new perspectives to add to your own teaching.
The best app for teachers to help manage curriculum planning, course content, and students is a learning management system (LMS) app! The itslearning LMS has an app with complete mobile functionality, offering access from any personal device, anywhere you go. Use the LMS platform to manage curriculum, communicate with students and parents, facilitate student collaboration and self-learning, assign and grade assessments and more.
These apps will simplify your workflow and improve productivity both in and out of the classroom. We hope this list helps you become even more efficient and organized!
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