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Top Teacher Apps from Microsoft for Education

Microsoft is taking the same path Google and Apple has debuted a few years ago which is that of gradual investment of "smart technology" in education. Similar to iTunes for education and Google for Education, Microsoft for education is now teeming with all kinds of apps specifically designed to suit the needs of the folks in the field of education.


I have spent some time in Microsoft for Education page and curated for you this list of apps that stood out for me from the rest. Check them out and see if you want to try any. These apps are organized into different categories .

Learning and Classroom management:



1- Teacher Kit
Track attendance manage students and classes.
Track your classes, assignments and tests
3-Haiku Learning
Access to all of your Haiku class


Productivity

1- Blu Graphing Calculator
Scientific/graphing calculator.
2- FlashCards Pro
The ultimate app for learning any subject.
3- Note Anytime
Drawing app, PDF annotation tool, and virtual whiteboard.
4- Evernote Touch
Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity.
5- OneNote
Take notes that save to the cloud and access them when you need them.

Communication and collaboration


1- Record Voice & Pen
Produce videos for lessons, instructions and presentations.
2- SkyDrive
Store photos and docs online and access them from any connected device.
3- Dropbox
Access your files, pictures, and videos from any device.

Language Learning

1- Reading Trainer
Improve your reading speed and retention rate with challenging, fun, exercises.
2- English Club
Learn English through animated videos.
3- Bing Translator
Translate text with your camera or type the text you want to translate.

Early Learning
1- My Baby Drum
Drum along to favorite songs.
2- Sherlock Holmes - The Blue Diamond Object Game
Develop children’s critical analysis skills.
3- Kids Shapes
A hands-on, real-life way for kids to learn shapes.
4- Kids Colors
Teaches toddlers and preschoolers to recognize colors and name them.
5- Guru Cool Play School
Engage children with letters, numbers, colors, and shapes through tracing.

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