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9 Great Educational Mac Apps to Help You in Your Teaching

November 8, 2017
For those of you using Macs in their teaching here is a collection of some good educational apps you should definitely try out. This list contains apps curated from featured apps in Mac App Store. Some of the things you can do with these apps include: take notes, sketch ideas, annotate PDFs, mark-up photos, provide audio feedback, record audio notes, create professionally looking presentations, manage your tasks and organize your life using a smart to-do list app, create beautiful mind maps, communicate with parents and students through text messages, and many more. Links to the apps are under the visual.


9 Great Educational Mac Apps to Help You in Your Teaching

1- Notability
‘Students, teachers, and business professionals use Notability daily to take notes, sketch ideas, annotate PDFs, mark-up photos, record lectures, provide audio feedback and more. It is uniquely designed for each device to provide the best note taking experience at school, at home, and at work. And with iCloud, your notes are always up to date.’

2- FlowVella Presentation App
‘Gets better results with the presentation app built for today. Engage your audience in one presentation experience. Combine words, images, video, links, galleries, and PDFs to
turn your story into an interactive conversation.’

3- Todoist: Organize your life
‘Join the 6 million+ people around the world who are accomplishing amazing things with Todoist – the beautifully simple to-do list built to help you do more and stress less. Whether you need to collaborate with your team, keep track of your most important projects, or just remember to pay the rent, Todoist is there to give you peace of mind.’

4- MindNode 2
‘MindNode makes mind mapping delightful. Mind maps are a visual representation of your ideas, starting with a central thought and growing from there. MindNode allows you to brainstorm, organize & share your thoughts in an intuitive way, so you can focus on the idea behind it.’

5- Microsoft OneNote
‘Capture your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas and simplify overwhelming planning moments in your life with your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can plan that big event, seize that moment of inspiration to create something new, and track that list of errands that are too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the go, your notes are available to you across all of your devices.’

6- Remind: Safe Classroom Communication
‘Remind a communication app you can use to keep in touch with parents and students. Some of its features include: Send quick, simple messages to any device; send a class announcement or personalize a message, and choose when you start the conversation with one-and two-way messaging; built for education: Keep your phone number private and access your message history whenever you need it.’

7- Wunderlist: To-Do List & Tasks
‘Wunderlist is a simple to­do list and task manager app that helps you get stuff done. Whether you’re sharing a grocery list with a loved one, working on a project, or planning a vacation, Wunderlist makes it easy to capture, share, and complete your to­dos.’

8- Skitch - Snap. Mark up. Share
‘See something that sparks an idea? Use Skitch to snap it, mark it up, and send it on in an instant. Your bold ideas stand out even brighter with Skitch.’

9- Explain Everything Player
‘Plays .EXPLAIN & .XPL screencast projects and presentations created using Explain Everything on iPad. You can play EE projects directly transferred from your iPad, without the need for compressing them into MP4 movies.’