In the current generation, you try to get the attention of a teenager or a university student; you’ll quickly notice that they frequently check their smartphones. Teachers need to change their atmosphere too! As educators, we must prepare young people for the future especially in technology growth. Why not use mobile apps that can make our teaching easier?
The mobile education app industry is expected to grow by 21% in the next five years. In other words, more education apps, and platforms will be used as a teaching aid for educators. Apart from enhancing the learning experience for the student, teachers’ apps can help to manage administrative data better, handle grading, keep attendance, and improve the teacher-student relationship.
Every teacher would love to transform boring afternoon lessons into a game to motivate their student. Kahoot App can make your class interesting since teachers use the app to make a playable puzzle of questions and answer. Students can then download the app to join the learning fun.
- Teach Learn Lead
The app is like Facebook for teachers just like you. Teach Learn Lead allows you meet like-minded colleges across the country who have relevant experience to share. You may share career advice, lesson plans or just brag the performance of your students.
Remind makes it easy for educators to communicate with students or parents beyond the classroom. Teachers can create classroom announcement or contact an individual. The app supports more than 70 language translation hence favorable for non-English speakers.
ClassDojo provides an excellent classroom management platform for educators to encourage good behavior or skills easily. It also involves parents in the development of conducts and skills among the students.
Dropbox allows the teacher to store your documents, class notes and other necessary files. The app is safely backed up, and you can access your data from any of your devices at all times.
- Haiku Deck
Haiku Deck allows you to create fantastic presentations with beautiful graphs and charts that will wow your students. It is an excellent choice app when pitching an idea or telling a story.
Parents would love to celebrate their kid”s achievement in every step of their education hence it is essential to stay informed. With the Seesaw app, kids can post and share with their parents their best works.
Additio is the best way to keep class attendance, grades and class notes rather than an ever misplaced attendance book. The app also allows teachers to plan their timetable.
- Blackboard Mobile Learn
With the app, teachers can send a push notification to students regarding course activity and discussion board. Teachers can also post blogs, grades and even make important class announcements.
TED host hundreds of inspiring and intriguing talks that focus on the current issues. Some of these dialogues are ideally suited for your classroom to enhance critical class discussions and online debates.
Edmodo is an interactive app that allows students to post and submit the assignment. It collaborates with teachers and parents to track the progress of the students when at home or school. Downloading and use are free.
The app is an influential teachers’ tool that enables him/her manage the class regarding attendance tracking, grading and create a performance curve for the student. It also allows the teacher to store the parent’s phone number and physical address.
- Google Classroom
Google Classroom not only distributes assignment and grades but also organizes material for the next class. You can reach your student more efficiently and even engage them in a discussion.
- Epic Unlimited Books for KidsThe app is the perfect solution for the elementary school teacher who is always looking for new books for students. It includes tutorials to make it easier for users.
- Voice recorder
The app is perfect for Android and iPhone user, and it enables the teacher to make clear permanent records of lectures for a student who may want for whatever reason.
- Grade Book for Professor
The app takes advantage of Google Spreadsheets to organize and track students grades in their assessment tests or assignment. Available for paid or free version.
Bento keeps a database of contacts, upcoming class events, projects, due dates ensuring that the teacher and students are always interacting.
Trello lets the student stay organized and focused on providing tools designed to keep them working. Teachers can create a checklist and assign tasks with the option of deleting a job once completed.
With the app, educators can create digital sets of flashcards, quizzes, and study guides. Furthermore, students can create their flashcards and use them to study outside simple lectures and textbooks.
It is an interactive whiteboard app that allows the teacher to create easy to follow tutorials. The teacher can record; generate diagram or instruction when covering a technical topic.
- Teacher’s Assistant Pro
The organization is the key to a thriving class. Teacher’s Assistant Pro allows you to keep records of the student’s behavior and to offer a method to track and note lousy behavior.
About the author: This article was written by Alina Olive an entrepreneur, and researcher who mostly cover technological information.