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Some Wonderful iPad Apps for Organizing Your Class

September 17, 2015
Here is a collection of some useful iPad apps to help you better organize and manage your classroom. Some of the things you can do with these apps include:  guide classroom discussion using random name selectors, keep track of students behaviour and actions, reduce noise in your classroom, poll your students and do instant checks for understanding, create seating charts with desks on a grid, record and export attendance, choose random students for class participation, make student notes and many more.

1- Stick Pick


‘Pick a student at random with just a tap, swipe, or a shake -- 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. ’

2- TeacherKit

‘Over a million educators worldwide trust TeacherKit with managing their time and activities. TeacherKit helps you organize classes and students easily. Create a seating chart, record attendance, log behavior, and track grades all with few taps. TeacherKit lifts the headache of routine administration, allowing you to focus on what really matters to you – teaching.’

3- Classroom Timer Lite


‘A Simple Fun Timer, designed for teachers or anyone else who needs to set timed tasks for groups of children in a classroom or similar environment. ’

4- Too Noisy Pro


‘Anyone who has attempted to keep the noise levels under control of a group of youngsters will appreciate this simple, fun and engaging app. 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. ’

5- Plickers


‘Plickers lets you poll your class for free, without the need for student devices. Just give each student a card (a "paper clicker"), and use your iPhone to scan them to do instant checks-for-understanding, exit tickets, and impromptu polls. Best of all, your data is automatically saved, student-by-student, at plickers.com.’

6- Trello


‘Like a whiteboard with super powers, Trello is simple to use and infinitely flexible. You’ll know exactly what needs to get done, who’s going to do it, and what’s coming up next. Plus, everything you do is synced and saved instantly to the cloud so that all your devices are always up to date.’

7- Smart Seat


‘This app lets you create seating charts with desks on a grid, record and export attendance, choose random students for class participation, make student notes, and store student photos all in one place. Move students around by dragging and dropping students. Generate a PDF version of your seating charts (with photos) as a backup or to give to substitute teachers. Take role easily by tapping on absent, tardy, or excused students.’

8- 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.’

9- Team Shake


‘Team Shake provides a technological and environmentally friendly way to choose teams for board games, sporting events, tournaments, school projects or anytime groups are required. The newest release brings many new features including full iPad support, balancing teams based on skill or gender, importing users from a file, enabling video output, and sharing teams via facebook or email. ’

10-Easy Attendance Pro


‘Easy Attendance is a powerful and portable way to gather and record student attendance. It provides a simple and intuitive interface that allows teachers and instructors to easily capture and archive attendance based records. ’