March 09, 2016
Welcome to the first instalment of our “Best Apps For…” series. This week we’re focusing on the best apps for teachers that you can find on both Apple and Android tablets. We all know how stressful and hard work teaching can be – so we’ve listed the best apps for teachers to help you out a little.
If you’re a teacher who uses tablets in the classroom then our recent deal with TTS Group Ltd may be of interest to you. You can now buy the iBeani for use in your classroom direct from TTS Group Ltd, one of the leading education equipment suppliers in the UK.
The following list includes the best apps for teachers on Apple tablets, such as the iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad 4.
Teachers Assistant: Classroom management notes is easily one of the best apps for teachers, focusing on making it more simple to manage your classroom day to day. It has both free and paid versions, with paid versions unlocking more advanced features (and which are highly recommended). It also includes a really cool randomizer feature which allows teachers to mix up groups of students for group projects. To find out more about Teachers Assistant: Classroom Management Notes you can view it in the App Store or visit the official website.
So many students these days complain that Maths is boring – but it needn’t be! Incredible Numbers is an app that brings the study of Maths to life, with fun and challenging puzzles for your students to complete. The app covers a huge variety of mathematical ideas with interactive simulations and articles from best-selling author Professor Ian Stewart to give your students the best preparation possible for their Maths exams. You can find out more about Incredible Numbers on the App Store or the official website.
Quick Key is an amazing app that allows you to mark your students test/exam papers by using your phone camera! Just take a picture of a correct answer sheet (multiple choice answers only), then photograph each students paper and the app will automatically tell you how many they got right. A huge time saver – and best of all it’s free! You can find out more about Quick Key on the App Store or the official website.
Got an Android tablet? Then the following list is for you! This list includes the best apps for teachers on Android tablets, such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Sony Xperia Tab or any more of the huge range of Android tablets available.
Duolingo is a fantastic free app that helps anyone to learn a new language. Duolingo is one of our best apps for teachers as it includes a “For Schools” feature which allows you to track student progress throughout the year and see how their language skills are advancing. It also allows you to set targets for your students and cater assignments to the average skill level of your class – all for free! To find out more about Duolingo visit the offiicial website or check it out on the Play Store.
Got a class clown who just won’t be quiet? Or maybe an attentive and quiet student who just doesn’t get enough praise? If so then Class Dojo is the app for you. Class Dojo allows you to keep track of student behaviours and share your findings with parents, the student themselves or other staff within the school. It’s fantastic for turning troublemakers in to attentive students, or making sure your quieter students get the praise they deserve. To find out more about Class Dojo visit the official website or check it out on the Play Store.
Khan Academy is an extremely popular website offering free educational resources – and now it has an Android app too. Khan Academy provides access to over 10,000 free lessons, courses and explainer videos on all sorts of topics from Maths and Physics through to the history of language and computing. It’s a fantastic resource for helping you to explain complex theories and subjects to your students – all for free. To find out more about Khan Academy you can visit the official website or check it out on the Play Store.
Got a suggestion for our list of the best apps for teachers that we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments below and share with your fellow teachers!
Use tablets in your classroom to help with learning? If so then you need the iBeani! Check it out at TTS Group Ltd – one of the UK’s leading education equipment suppliers.
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