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Apps make learning not only easy, but fun too! We've found the best apps for the teachers and put them all in one convenient place. In the last few years, a wealth of apps has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. The use of apps has encouraged greater sharing of resources among teachers. There're a number of mobile note-taking apps for teachers to keep track of everyday tasks, record lesson plans and up your productivity.

Apps in the classroom brings education to life. Children have endless access to valuable information such as a dictionary and thesaurus, which previously were only available in printed format. Interactive technology makes learning more engaging and memorable. Tools such as audio and video recorders can change the way that learning takes place and homework is completed. Check our best apps for schools that can help teachers to engage with the students in the classroom.

From creating lesson plans and keeping attendance, to behavior records and communicating with students outside the classroom, these apps let teachers harness tech instead of fighting it. Knowing, it turns out, really is half the battle.

    Learnie is a unique learning app that enables students and teachers to learn in a fun, fast and engaging way. The application provides micro-learning sessions on a variety of topics in short 30 second bursts including questions, dedicated subject specialists and high-quality video. The application is suitable for students 12 years and above and is free to download through the App Store and Google Play. The application is compatible with mobile and tablets devices and also has a wonderful dedicated web version.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Accomplish Reading has been created to help users to improve their reading comprehension. After reading a number of sentences users are asked to agree or disagree as to whether the sentence makes sense. Clicking on the correct answer moves the user onto the next sentence however, if they get it wrong they are prompted to re-read the sentence and try again. The whole point of the app and the process of re-reading is to teach users the importance of re-reading sentences to gain an understanding and improvement on reading comprehension. The app also provides personalised feedback and progress reports for each of the users on the app.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The title of this app certainly emphasises its purpose.  Expand the initialism and it is called Optical Character Recognition Text Detection Tool.  This is precisely what it does and it does it well.

    Devices: Windows


    Students today do not want to carry boxes of flashcards with them but they can still use this traditional and effective revision and learning method by downloading and using Memocard.  This is a flexible and powerful app for using and creating virtual flashcards.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    This is a vocabulary app that aims at helping young people, with a good understanding of the English language, the ability to continue to improve. This is a game based app that follows the story of Victor who, living in a castle, has had all of his words taken away by a dragon. It is up to the user to move through the game completing the word exercises in a bit to retrieve them and to help Victor recover all his words.  It is worth mentioning that this is an American app so there are some American spellings of words and some words that would be more known to American children rather than English ones. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    This app is a story based English Language app that aims, through storytelling, to help users learn the English language. The app has been created and produced by a Czech linguist who in wanting to help others learn different languages came up with the idea of utilising stories to introduce them different languages. Although the app has predominately been created to help those wanting to learn English as an additional language it also has many benefits for young children who are just learning to read themselves.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Dyslexic students (and adults) use Omoguru to make the text more readable and decode words with ease. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Brili Routines-Visual Timer is a dynamic visual scheduling app that takes the chaos and stress out of daily routines. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Use the See Words:School programme teacher and student apps to support your class or groups in learning to read.  It eases the administrative burden on teachers and provides children with useful and stimulating tasks to help their reading skills grow.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Use the See Words: School programme teacher and student apps to support your class or groups in learning to read.  It eases the administrative burden on teachers and provides children with useful and stimulating tasks to help their reading skills grow.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Anonymise any classroom photographs you take with this app.  Faces are either blurred or masked automatically so that you can make more use of photographs in your classroom but still conform to school policies.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    The application ‘PDF Reader Pro - Sign, Edit PDF’ is a versatile PDF Reader for users who wish to read, highlight, sign and fill out PDFs on their mobile devices. This feature packed application is ideal for personal use and business and is free from in-app adverts and in-app purchases. The app ‘PDF Reader Pro - Sign, Edit PDF’ is a one time paid application and supports over 50 languages. This application is also available on an iOS/windows platform where the user can find an array of other unique features.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad , Windows , Mac


    Schoology is also one of the top classroom management tools. The basic package for Schoology is free, and includes instructional tools that allow you to create courses in a simple and intuitive way, a calendar, online gradebook & attendance.  Schoology app allows you to manage your classroom, create and submit assignments, participate in interactive discussions, perform assessments, collaborate with your peers, and much more!

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The application ‘Narrator AR' is an Augmented Reality app that supports pre-school writing in a fun and inspiring way. The application is suitable for ages 3 to 5 and encourages children to write words and letters with a pen and paper whilst linking this to an exciting AR experience. The application is free from in-app purchases and does not require a constant Wi-Fi connection. The application is supported by the developer's website which must be used for the AR experience. Please note that parents and teachers will need access to a printer.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    ClassDojo is a simple classroom management app for teachers, parents and students. This app is designed to help teachers, improve student behavior and communicate more effectively with parents. Using ClassDojo, parents feel more engaged with what their children are learning. Teachers might have better feedback from those parents about what children are doing at home.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The application EKID – The world at your fingertips is a beautifully designed augmented reality app that enables children up to 8 years of age to explore the world around them by using augmented flash cards. This is a smart educational tool that is compliant with the COPPA (Children’s online Privacy Protection) rule and is designed to be used at home or within the classroom. The application explores animals, mammals, creatures, insects and various modes of transport. The application is free from in-app adverts, however, there are in app purchases for further flash card content.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Evernote is an impressive organizational app for teachers. Its limitless uses range from planning a course to delivering a lesson plan to capturing feedback after class. It allows you to take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at school, at home, or on the go. Evernote is free to download for iOS and Android devices and helps promote organizational skills. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    News-O-Matic is a an interactive daily newspaper for elementary and middle school students. This app is a combination of interactive technology and games along with exciting news articles and creativity. The content within this software is engaging, plentiful and child safe. News-O-Matic is a subscription based service and is available via iOS, Android and Kindle Fire apps. The application is free from in-app adverts and in app purchases and the content supports various languages. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The Typesy app that supports the unique typing software that will improve your typing speed and proficiency.  In an ever growing society of digital platforms, student e-portfolio assignments and digital dissertations the requirement in school and the working environment to become more proficient in typing has never been greater. This software is free from in-app adverts and has a one-off payment for both home and office. Educational institutions and businesses may benefit from generous discounts when the software is used on a larger scale. Check-out the Typesy free download from the App store for iOS (iPad and iPhone) and for Mac desktop computers and MacBooks. 

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    ONLYOFFICE by Ascensio Systems is a complete school and business based cloud and on-site document management system. The application is available over a number of platforms and comes in a range of free and subscribed packages. This cloud service is compatible with MS Office formats and comes in at an affordable subscription price compared to others. The application if free from in app adverts and is available in a number of different languages.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Explain Everything Whiteboard is free app available for iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android devices. This app helps to develop cognitive skills and classroom engagement and best suited for students in secondary school and above. Explain Everything Whiteboard is an easy-to-use and best interactive whiteboard and screencasting app. Explain Everything app can be used to present information to students in a visually engaging way. But an even more exciting part of this app is helping your students learn to create and present with it - individually or on group projects. This school learning app also allows you to share your projects using different media including Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, Box, YouTube, Vimeo, and One Drive making it one of the best educational apps for students.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    PlanbookEdu is an online tool teachers can use to keep track of classes, lessons, and standards. While setting up their Planbook, teachers can indicate how many periods they have in a day and which standards they would like to use (for instance, Common Core, NETS, or individual State Standards). Once an "event" is created within a period, teachers can add text, attach a file, and search for a standard by number or keyword to attach to the event.

    Devices: Web


    Educreations Interactive Whiteboard is an app designed mainly for teachers to present lessons that can easily be shared with other students, teachers, or parents.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    BEHCA Behaviour Tracker is an application data tracking tool to support a proven method for better identifying and managing behaviours through regular observation, communication, and collaboration. It offers a highly individualized experience that collects information from a variety of sources which can be compared and analysed, showing trends and patterns we might not otherwise notice. The app is free from in-app adverts and in-app purchases and is currently free for a 14-day trial period. Further subscriptions can be added for small to large establishments with single or multiple student profiles. It is noted that the free trial limits the amount of profiles you can add. This mobile application supports the on-line platform for the BEHCA Behaviour tracking software and provides an effective platform when a computer is not immediately accessible. All data is encrypted and stored securely in the cloud and accessible by a phone, tablet, or computer via the native app or at behca.com.

    Devices: Android


    Studyo is the ultimate teacher and student app planner suitable for schools, colleges and home life. Studyo acts as a central hub for student tasks, assignments and exams based on your school’s specific calendar, schedule and courses. Many schools have adopted Studyo to prepare students for the demands of school life, replacing paper planners and other solutions, complementing school’s administrative and Learning Management systems. This application comes with no in-app purchases or adverts.

    Devices: iPhone iPad