April , 2014
The educational use of iPad spans different key academic areas from knowledge management and distribution to content creation and curation. iPad is analogous to a Swiss knife in that it has multiple functions and can be used for unimaginable number of purposes. Today I want to focus on classroom management and share with you some useful apps to use in this regard. These apps will help you : randomly select students, monitor noise levels, display messages, track behaviour, and count down time. This collection of apps is created by Tony Vincent and included in his wonderful visual " iPad as Teacher's Pet".
|Image cropped from iPad As Teacher's Pet|
Teachers can use this app to give their students positive behavior feedback and manage their classes, while parents can check on their child's progress at school. Beautiful reports and easy classroom management are all built in - and everything syncs across all of your devices!
TeacherKit is a personal organizer for teachers. It enables teachers to organize classes, and students. Its simple and intuitive interface enables teachers to track the attendance, grades and behavior of students.
3- Stick Pick
Pick a student at random just by giving your device a shake or tapping the screen -- but that’s just the beginning. Stick Pick suggests question starters for learners at different levels and also records how well students respond during classroom discussions. If a student is consistently scoring near the top or bottom, simply change the level so students aren't bored or frustrated. Depending on students' levels of English proficiency, they might be asked simple yes-or-no questions or to elaborate in longer sentences.
iBanner is an iPad app that allows you to scrolling signs from text you enter. iBanner remembers your message history for 1-click access to frequent messages.
5- Decide Now
Decide Now! will help you to quickly choose your next step in different situations and give you entertaining ideas on different occasions.Decide Now! is an app, that allows you to choose among your OWN creative ideas too!
6- Best Stand Timer
This digitized hourglass can be used to time anything for up to 60 minutes. It's like having a nice looking visual indicator of how much time is left on your task.
7- Silent LightMaximise concentration and focus in your classroom. A silent ally in effective classroom management, Silent Light can create calm and clarity in your learning environment. An exciting addition to your teacher toolkit, Silent Light gives instantly accessible feedback on the noise level in your class with beautiful, clear artwork and subtle audio cues.
A Fun classroom management tool for Teachers, that will engage and entertain students. The Random Name Selector is a Fun (and fair) way to select students for that special task or to answer that question.