Managing one's class effectively is not an easy task. We've probably all had issues with classroom management in our careers as teachers and educators but experience has taught us a lot about how to deal with it. Some teachers subsume the core classroom management in behaviour management which is completely wrong. Behavioural issues are only part of classroom management and the other parts include things like, getting students engaged, increasing their focus and attention, making them responsible for their learning... to mention but a few.
Because technology is natural component of our classroom, there are certain apps that you can use to help you better manage your class. Check them out below and let us know what you think of them.
ClassDojo helps teachers improve behavior in their classrooms quickly and easily. It captures and generates data on behavior that teachers can share with parents and administrators.
Socrative brings smart clickers, student response and ease of use to a whole new level. Engage the entire classroom with educational exercises and games while capturing student results in real-time. Interact with the data to further student understanding in the moment, and review the reports to prepare for future classes. Socrative will even aggregate and grade your pre-made activities!
3- Screen Time
Screen Time is a simple app that allows you to set limits on the amount of time you children use an iPhone or iPad. Set a time length, press start and pass it to you children. After the time expires, a series of notifications will prevent your children from using the device until you enter the correct passcode.
4- Traffic Light
Watch or control your own set of lights. Use for educational purposes or just for fun. Traffic Light! Can also be used for behaviour management.
The Nearpod platform enables teachers to use their iPads to manage content on students' iPads, iPhones or iPods. It combines presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.
6- Smart Seat
Among the useful features Smart Seat provides are:
- Fantastic Seating Charts, Attendance, Photos, Random Student Selector
- Quickly export a copy of your class attendance record
- Export a PDF version of your seating chart via email or to Dropbox!
7- Too Noisy
This is a fun app that children enjoy and respond to. It's a real boon to any adult who needs to control the levels of noise of a group of children."Too Noisy" displays graphically the background noise level in a room in a fun and engaging way.