5 Best Apps for Secondary Teachers

Tablets are already altering the face of mobile computing in schools and teachers are becoming more and more interested in finding out the best content they can use on their devices.  Try these five apps that will help you enhance your activity in the classroom.

Socrative Teacher

( Android - Free , iPad - Free )

Socrative brings smart clickers to a whole new level and helps teachers to engage the entire classroom with educational quizzes. Teachers can easily create different type of exercises (multiple choice, true/false, etc.) and the app can help you save time with grading and lesson planning. Student responses can be viewed immediately on a graph and the app will even email you a report. This is a perfect management tool for teachers!

Explain Everything ™

( Android - £1.99 , iPad - £2.29 )

Explain Everything is an app with a whiteboard type interface that has many capabilities. The app allows you to record audio/video, ad annotations, crop images, insert live web pages, import and export a big range of file types and has an impressive list of editing options. Explain Everything is a must have application for any teacher that wants a powerful screen casting tool.

Edmodo

( Android - Free , iPad - Free )

Edmodo makes a teacher’s daily life easier by providing a safe and easy way for teachers and students to engage and collaborate. If you’re not familiar with Edmodo you need to know that it is a private communication platform that will allow users to access their homework, grades, school notices, share useful information and send reminders. Imagine the perfect classroom activity feed powered by one of the best tools for classroom management.

Teach

( iPad - Free )

Teach by Knowmia is a new free lesson planning and recording tool for teachers and their students. It helps you create short video lessons on any subject and publish them on Knowmia.com so students, other teachers and the public can find them. A great feature of the app is that it allows teachers to use the iPad’s camera to record themselves while drawing on the screen so that students can see them while they explain the lesson.

Quick Graph: Your Scientific Graphing Calculator

( iPad - Free )

Quick Graph is one of the best graphing calculator apps we’ve tested and includes many features that both teacher and students will appreciate. It lets you graph multiple equations at the same time, on top of the 2D graphs you can view equations in polar form and 3D and allows you to copy, save and email your results. Take the in-app upgrade you can access features like the VGA that can be useful in the classroom.