May 13, 2015
For those of you using Android operated devices in their teaching, these apps are absolutely a must have. We have curated this list from the top trending apps in the education section in Google Play store. These are the most popular apps among educators in terms of the number of downloads and user reviews. All of these apps are geared towards giving you a hand in your teaching by empowering you with a number of tools to do a wide variety of educational tasks that include managing the flow of assignments, designing quizzes, creating a paperless classroom, safely message students and parents, and many more.
1- Book Creator
“The simple way to create your own beautiful ebooks, right on your tablet.
Try it free to create your first book (with in-app purchase for unlimited books).Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on.”
“Handouts is a simple solution for managing the flow of assignments, quizzes and other paper documents within a school tablet program. Teachers can breathe new life to their handouts / assignments and worksheets. Simply take a picture or import them and with a tap send them to students.”
“Remind (formerly Remind101) offers teachers a free, safe and simple way to instantly text students & parents. Teachers, coaches, or administrators can send reminders, assignments, homework, assessments, or motivational messages directly to students’ & parents’ phones. Messaging is safe because phone numbers are kept private. T”
4- 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.”
“With ClassDojo, teachers and parents help children learn important soft skills, such as grit, curiosity, and focus – for free! ClassDojo replaces classroom management tools and behavior trackers like gold-star charts, with positive feedback and parent communication.
Teachers use ClassDojo to give their students instant, positive encouragement during class. Teachers choose and customize behaviors that matter most, and then award a student in class Dojo points when a skill is demonstrated.”
“Nearpod is a synchronous solution for the use of mobile devices in the classroom. To try Nearpod, you will need one Tablet or PC/MAC and at least one other device (tablets, smartphones, Chrome books, PC/MAC), both running Nearpod. All devices should be connected to the Internet.”
“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 Teacher app. Socrative will instantly grade, aggregate and provide visuals of results to help you identify opportunities for further instruction.”
“Edmodo takes learning beyond the classroom by providing a free, safe place for teachers and students to connect and collaborate—anytime, anywhere.
Unlike an LMS, Edmodo lets you seamlessly integrate and manage e-learning.”
“Classroom helps teachers save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students. It is available to anyone with Google Apps for Education, a free suite of productivity tools including Gmail, Drive and Docs.”
“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.”