EDUCATIONAL APPLICATIONS USEFUL FOR TEACHERS

1. Kahoot

Kahoot is a tool that teachers can use to make their online classes more lively and engaging. Kahoot helps teachers to create educational games. Teachers just have to prepare a bunch of questions and enter the prepared questions and answers into the site to create an instantly playable game. This will help take the monotony out. Students will have to download the Kahoot app and use it as a buzzer while answering their teacher.

Features:

  • Reports and analytics
  • Sharing and organization
  • Host games using videos and reach students outside the classroom

 

2. Teachmint

It is one of the best app for teaching online. The features that it provides are absolutely unique and edgy in comparison with the other similar platforms in the market. From security to affordability, this platform covers all the major concerns that a teacher would have while going online. The simplicity and security of the platform are two major things that stand out. Specially designed and optimized for India, Teachmint stands out from the rest of the crowd.

Features:

  • Live Class Recording
  • Automated Attendance
  • Interactive Online Whiteboard
  • Online Tests and MCQ Assessments
  • Fee Management
  • Automated Grading
  • Content Sharing
  • Inbuilt LMS and more

 

3. Animoto

Animoto is an ideal application for teachers to create teaching videos and other presentations. When teachers take their classes online they struggle with the problem of engaging with students and making their classes interesting. Animoto acts as a great help in this front and can be used to create presentations that include images, videos, and sound clips.

Features:

  • High-quality videos
  • Customizations
  • Storyboard templates and more

 

4.TeacherKit

A lot of teachers struggle when they take their classes online, and this occurs primarily because of the changes that are attached to the shift. Teacherkit is a tool that allows teachers to digitize their routine tasks such as taking attendance, recording the grades, and likewise. It helps to add behavior notes for students and keep track of their improvement so that you can focus on the important things such as teaching.

Features:

Digital classroom tools

  • Behavior notes for students
  • Grading system and reports
  • Progress reports and more

 

5. Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a revolutionary app from Google LLC to help organize all class materials in google drive. The app helps to create classes, distribute assignments and stay organized. Anyone with a personal Gmail id can use google classrooms for free. Google classroom is very easy to set up, it usually takes seconds to fully set up and the teacher can share the code with students to join in the app. The app can ensure effective communication between teachers and students by instant discussions and sharing of course materials through the app thereby saves time and effort.

 

6. ClassDojo

ClassDojo is definitely one of the best school apps for teachers in this list. This communication app helps teachers, students and parents connected always. It helps to develop a positive classroom culture by encouraging students positively. It motivates the students by allowing them to earn stars and keeping communications with every parent through the app. The most useful feature of the app is that teachers can bring parents into the classrooms virtually by sharing photos, videos and real-time announcements with them. This helps parents to keep updated about their child’s classroom performance. And finally, the app is completely free to download.

 

7. Teachers assistant pro

Teacher’s assistant pro is another useful app that helps for the real-time communication of parents and teachers. The app collects student’s actions, behavior and achievements in the classroom and saves in its database. Teachers can use this data to present in parents meetings and conferences. The app has a feature to save data only in your device rather than it’s database which ensures the security of data. It offers both free and pro versions.

 

8. Seesaw

Seesaw is a digital portfolio app for students. The app allows students to post and share their best works with teachers, parents and their friends. Seesaw encourages student engagements through its creative tools. The app has thousands of creative libraries which students can use for their projects. Seesaw helps teachers to analyze and understand what their students are interested in and helps them to improve student skills. The app has won many awards including 2018 Top Pick for Learning by Common Sense Education.

 

9. Additio

Additio is a classroom management app. the app helps to keep attendance, grades, and class notes organized by keeping it as digital entries in their database. Additio lets you take attendance, calculate grades, and plan your timetable, all on your mobile device. The app has a lot of powerful features but you need to have their pro plan to use all the features.

 

10. Classtree

Classtree is a useful app that helps teachers to get consent from parents for various school activities. The app replaces the paper-based consent letters, teachers can create forms through the app and get it signed by parents online. This avoids the hectic manual paper works and saves time. All the signs are verified through phone numbers and the app even shows you who has viewed the form and who owes you a signed from. It is one of the best app out there to collaborate with parents and teachers.

 

11. Edmodo

Edmodo helps teachers to connect with parents and teachers. it is one of the biggest learning community. The app allows teachers to post assignments, polls, quiz easily while providing access to relevant resources. The app is designed by teachers for teachers to bring the classroom into the 21st century. Edmodo makes it possible to connect and communicate with teachers and students even after the school time. It is undoubtedly one of the best apps for teachers.

 

12. ​Educreations

Educreations is a unique whiteboard and screencasting app which helps teachers to annotate, animate, and narrate nearly any type of content as they explain any concept in the classroom. Educreations helps to create short instructional videos and share it instantly with your students. It offers both free and pro versions, with the free version, users can only save one presentation at a time while paid users allowed to create as many as drafts in progress.

 

13. Evernote

As the name suggests, Evernote is a note-taking app and it helps teachers and students alike. The uses are many.  It acts as a planner, helps teachers stick to their schedule, save paper in addition to this, study materials can be created and shared through Evernote. Projects, assignments can also be shared. It helps you store notes, documents and it creates a repository of the stored documents so that teachers can access it anytime.

Features:

  • Availability of offline notes
  • Large storage capacity
  • Image recognition
  • Full-time support and more

 

Blogger: Neha Gupta. I am an MBA, pursuing Digital Marketing as my career choice. I have become completely consumed with excitement and inspiration to start a blog for AcadsHR. I have realized the many benefits that blogging can bring. I have shared with you some of the educational applications that are useful for teachers to create a fun and engaging learning process.

References

https://blog.teachmint.com/applications-for-teachers/

Other Sources: Educational websites and forums

 

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