October 25, 2015
Android-enabled devices are making some huge inroads in the education sector with more and more teachers incorporating them in their instruction. And just like iOS app store, Google App store is now teeming with all kinds of educational apps to use in your class. Depending on the pedagogic purposes you want to achieve through the use of apps, this page features an extensive collection of Android apps curated specifically for teachers. We are also sharing with you this selection of Android apps to help boost your productivity and ease off your teaching work load.
1- 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.’
Skitch allows you to easily capture your screen and share it with others. You can also use it to annotate images and PDFs by adding shapes, arrows, stamps, text and many more.As a teacher, you can use Skitch for a variety of purposes. You can, for instance, use it to mark up a PDF document and highlight important parts you want your students to focus on. You can also use it to create annotated visuals to include in your instructional tutorials. Skitch is also a great tool to use to give feedback and share ideas with students.
Quizlet is an excellent app to help you create your own teaching and study materials. You can use it to make flashcards to share with your students. You can also access Quizlet’s library and select from millions of other teaching materials created by teachers from all around the globe.
CamScanner is an excellent document scanning and sharing app. It allows you to instantly scan any type of text or graphic and save or share them with others. Using your phone or tablet camera, you can take a photo and CamScanner will automatically enhance the scanned results so you can easily email, print, fax or share them in PDF or PNG format.
Evernote is definitely a must have Swiss knife app for teachers. You can use it capture quick notes, organize web articles, save docs and photos, curate online content, make to-do lists and checklists, work collaboratively with others on notes without leaving the app, and many more.
Any.do is another powerful app for creating to-do lists and tasks. It also allows you to set reminders for your notes so you don’t miss any important date. Any.do has integrated speech recognition that lets you speak to record your ideas. You can share tasks and lists with others and get them on the same page.
Troll helps you stay organized by empowering you with a whiteboard like platform where you can create boards to organize anything you are working on. Boards can contain things such as to-do lists, photos, videos, and many more. You can also use Trello to keep track of your to-dos and assign tasks to your co-workers.
Weebly is perfect for creating classroom websites, student e-portfolios, and websites for assigned projects. Weebly is very simple and easy to use and and has a drag & drop website editor which is stunningly simple to utilize, and appropriate for use with students of all ages. Weebly enables your students to express themselves creatively using a variety of multimedia features, all within a protected environment that you control.
‘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. Best of all, teachers can engage parents with ClassDojo progress reports and instant messaging so they can stay involved in their child’s success at school.’