November 24, 2015
A few days ago, we shared a list of some very good apps to use in a 1:1 iPad classroom. Shortly after the posting of that list we received a few requests concerning apps to use in 1:1 Android classroom. Below are some of our recommended titles but before that let us share with you this short introduction from the previous post as it embeds links to some useful resources to help you learn more about the 1:1 teaching.
While 1:1 (iPad/ Android) classrooms come with numerous advantages, there are also certain caveats to be heeded especially in terms of classroom management. Students can be easily distracted by their devices and lose focus and attention. They might try to use social media apps while in class, multitask in a negative way and many more. To learn more about the challenges facing 1:1 teachers together with the best practices on how to manage them, we highly recommend these reads: 5 Best Practices for Managing a 1:1 iPad Classroom (by Hans Mundahl); Teaching in a 1:1 Environment (by iPad Bootcamp for Teachers); and 5 Epiphanies on Learning in a 1:1 iPad Classroom (by:Alyssa Tormala, Edutopia).
1- WeVideo Video Editor
2- Book Creator
5- Easy Voice Recorder
6- Socrative Teacher
7- Teacher’s Gradebook- Additio
9- Google Keep
‘Quickly capture what’s on your mind and get a reminder later at the right place or time. Speak a voice memo on the go and have it automatically transcribed. Grab a photo of a poster, receipt or document and easily organize or find it later in search. Google Keep makes it easy to capture a thought or list for yourself, and share it with friends and family.’