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7 Essential Android Apps for BYOD Classrooms

March  26, 2016
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is a popular learning trend that 's being  increasingly embraced by teachers in their classrooms. BYOD is premised on the idea that students bring their own digital devices and use them in class for a variety of learning activities. BYOD is an effective way to personalize learning and attend to individual learning needs of your students. In previous posts, we reviewed a number of  iPad apps and web tools that you can potentially use in your BYOD classroom and today we are featuring  our favourite BYOD apps for those of you using Android.

Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere. Using Explain Everything, you will be able to create slides, draw in any color, add shapes, add text, and use a laser pointer. Rotate, move, scale, copy, paste, clone, and lock any object added to the stage.
Add existing photos, objects, import PDF documents from local storage, Google Drive, Dropbox or insert a fully functioning web browser window. Export MP4 movies, YouTube videos or save Explain Everything XPLX projects locally, to Google Drive and to Dropbox. No account is necessary to use Explain Everything and share creations.

 2- Lensoo Create

" Lensoo Create turns your Android tablet into a virtual whiteboard with voice recording, video and smooth digital writing. Using Lensoo Create you can quickly share your ideas through email, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn from virtually anywhere. You can also download recordings on the website. Whether you are a teacher looking to instill knowledge, a student wishing to present your ideas or simply a person with an impressive skill to share, Lensoo Create is for you."

“Classroom is a new tool in Google Apps for Education that helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and easily communicate with their classes. Classroom helps students organize their work in Google Drive, complete and turn it in, and communicate directly with their teachers and peers.”

‘Magisto Video Editor & Maker automatically turns your photos and video clips into awesome edited movies, complete with your choice of music, cool graphics, and effects, in just a few magical minutes! Best of all it is free to download.’

5- WeVideo Video Editor

‘WeVideo is a powerful, yet easy-to-use, cloud-based video editor. Capture your favorite moments in photos and video clips and edit them on the go.
The WeVideo Editor is easy to use for kids but designed to be enjoyed by the whole family. Enjoy an intuitive interface and animated interactions where you can see your images and video clips on a visual storyboard. Start a video on your mobile device and pick up a where you left off on our full-featured desktop editor.’

'Engage, assess and personalize your class with Socrative. Educators can initiate formative assessments through quizzes, quick question polls, exit tickets and space races all with their Socrative app. Socrative will instantly grade, aggregate and provide graphs of results to help you identify opportunities for further instruction. Save time and visualize student understanding when it matters, now!'

7- Nearpod 

'The Nearpod platform enables teachers to use their iPads to manage content on students' iPads, iPhones, iPods or Macs. It combines presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.'