There are many great apps for education out there that can help both teachers and their students. Here is a list of some of the best apps for teachers that we have come across.
1. Khan Academy
Founded in 2006 by Salman Khan, the mission of Khan Academy is to provide “free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere”.
Khan Academy is an online learning resource that features helpful videos for students, teachers and anyone who wants to learn math, biology, physics, chemistry, history and many more subjects.
This online resource is now available in the form of an app and even allows you to download and view videos offline.
No matter what grade you are teaching, this app will help you as it features videos for all grades – kindergarten to Grade 12 and more.
I’ve used Khan Academy with my kids, and I’m amazed at the breadth of Sal’s subject expertise and his ability to make complicated topics understandable – Bill Gates
You can download this app for free at iTunes. Visit Khan Academy to learn more and experience the future of learning.
TeacherKit is a very helpful class and student organization app. This app lets teacher manage their classes and students.
The app lets teachers take attendance, record behaviour, record grades and it also lets teachers to set a seating plan for their students.
Teachers can also monitor the behaviour of students. The app makes it really easy to share reports via email or to print out reports.
You can download this free app at both iTunes and Google Play.
3. Teacher’s Assistant Pro
Teacher’s Assistant Pro is an app available for iOS devices and Mac’s. This app lets teachers monitor student behaviour and progress.
With the data that is being collected of student behaviour and progress, teachers can contact parents and inform them of their child’s behaviour or progress.
Teachers can also assign points for student actions, such as a negative point for being late and a positive point for handing in a project on time.
You can get this paid app for $4.99 at iTunes.
Dropbox is ideal for people that use multiple devices and have their documents scattered over all these devices.
Dropbox app makes it easy to save your documents to cloud storage. These documents can be retrieved anytime on any device.
1. Edit Microsoft Office files from your phone or tablet
2. Back up photos and videos automatically
3. Send large files that cannot be sent as email attachments
You can download this app free both at iTunes and Google Play.
5. Too Noisy Pro
Too Noisy Pro is a very helpful app for teachers dealing with elementary and middle school students.
This app lets teachers set a certain noise level and if students get too loud the app rings off an alarm and then pretends to shatter the phone.
The app also lets teachers monitor how many times the noise level has been broken. Basically the app teaches younger students what an inside voice is but in a fun way.
In tests we have found when using this app with groups of children peer pressure alone is generally sufficient to control noise levels. – Too Noisy Pro
You can get this app at both iTunes and Google Play
6. Edmodo (Free: Android, iOS)
Edmodo is a large educational social network for teachers and students. Edmodo lets students interact with teachers, send in projects, receive grades and much more. Edmodo also features its very own library which is another cool feature.
The app makes it possible for the teacher to post marks and worksheets online where the students can access them even if they are absent.
The app also features a friendly Facebook interface which almost every student is familiar with.
Edmodo takes learning beyond the classroom by providing a free, safe place for teachers and students to connect and collaborate—anytime, anywhere. – Edmodo
This app is available on both Google Play and iTunes.
Folia is an app that lets you view and markup PDF files, Word Documents, Power Point files and images.
This app helps teachers to mark documents submitted by students, highlight sections of documents that were good and sections where the student needs to improve.
In short you can use Folia to do everything you’d normally do on a printed document.
Folia supports DOC, PPT, XLS, PDF, RTF, JPG, PNG, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and Google Drawings and more.
This app is available at Google Play Store.
8. Google Drive
Google Drive is much more than just a cloud storage, it not only lets you store documents, spreadsheets and presentations, but it also lets you work on your documents from a Chromebook and other devices.
The Google Drive app lets users create and edit documents and share these with their contacts.
Documents on Google Drive can be accessed from any place on any device at any time.
Google Drive app is great for going paperless because you can create assignments on it and send it to all your students.
All that you and your students will need is a Google account and any device running the Chrome browser, no need to buy any software to create documents and spreadsheets.
You can download this free app at Google Play.
Social Media is popular with students, you can turn this into an advantage by staying in touch with your students via Twitter.
Twitter app lets teachers interact with students via Tweets. This can be really helpful for teachers in motivating students and reminding them of tests, exams and project due dates in a social way!
Twitter app can be downloaded both at iTunes and Google Play.
Even though Edmodo is an awesome social network for students, you should still download the Facebook app due to its popularity.
Facebook app can be downloaded both for iOS and Android devices.