For Teachers

For Parents

Apps for Teachers

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.

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.

    The application News-O-Matic EDU can only be best described as an interactive Daily Newspaper for children. This application 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. The application is free from in-app adverts and in app purchases and the content supports various languages. This application is a subscription based service, however, users can try the application before committing to a subscription.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    The application ‘Timeland’ is an app that teaches children the concept of time. The features include a child friendly calendar and clock to teach the concept of everyday activities as well as displaying how time moves on. This application is designed for children aged 3 to 7 and comes in a number of different languages. This application is free from in-app adverts and does not require a constant Wi-Fi connection. 

    Devices: Android , iPad

    TYPESY is an application 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. 

    Devices: 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 , 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: iPad

    Kiddom helps teachers in the process of planning, delivering and assessing learning.  With its potential to be linked with a number of resource sites, Kiddom gives students a single place where they can find out about their assignments and their results.

    Devices: iPad

    Datability has been designed by a special education teacher who recognised the administrative burden that tracking multiple Individualized Education Plans can bring.  Within its easy-to-use design, Datability makes recording and accessing useful data easy. 

    Devices: iPad

    Smoovie Stop Motion is a unique application that is a professional, innovative animation platform to be used by classrooms, families and animators around the world. The app brings stop motion animation to a range of ages with an intuitive user interface, simple software and in-app teacher resources. The platform includes instant playback, audio and video, onion skinning, scenes, film strips and much more. The app comes with no in-app purchases or adverts.

    Devices: iPad

    Google Classroom can be utilized by any eLearning professionals and online educators who have already created a Google Apps for Education account for free. In essence, Google Classroom is designed to give online facilitators, content creators and educators the ability to go paperless and centralize their eLearning materials in one cloud-based location.

    Devices: Android

    This app is part of a school-wide service that can make the setting, administering and monitoring of homework much easier.  Schools subscribe to the service that can then be accessed on mobile devices and computers by staff, students, and parents.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Tame your thought monster app is an application that is designed to supply children or adults with the tools to deal with fear, anxiety, or other concerns by using mindfulness tools and positive self-talk. The app is also designed to promote better behaviour, how to be more kind and to feel better. The application is free from in-app purchases and adverts and suitable for 4 years and over.

    Devices: iPad

    Keep parents updated about school events, dates, and news with this easy to use and secure app.  Both android and iOS devices are supported. 

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Create interactive quizzes and browse its store of those created by other teachers before setting them for your class using this app.  

    Devices: iPad

    Rather than just using technology to re-implement existing homework strategies, School Friendzy builds in superb collaborative and assistive features.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    FlixREMIX is a useful teaching aid when using commercially available films where the teacher/trainer can annotate over the film with a commentary, set up multi-choice questions in context and offer links out to the internet to clarify or explain points of interest. This is only the working part of the app and the developer has set up a searchable platform, along the lines of YouTube, therefore as the website grows and more teachers put more teaching packages on the more useful and sophisticated the tool will become.

    Devices: iPad

    Paintpad is a delightful app that any pre-school child will enthusiastically engage with, any selection of space objects for colouring in is a staple diet for any parent needing to involve their child in a worthwhile activity. The importance of the application is twofold, firstly to engage the child in a learning activity that has educational benefit and secondly for the parent/teacher to monitor the activity of their children and develop a pattern of the progress they are making over a period of time.    Please note, the School/Nursery edition of this app requires a subscription, which includes activity sheets, a practitioner pack, and usage reporting.

    Devices: iPad

    The NEO LMS (Learning Management System) application by Cypher Learning is an award winning application used by schools and universities. The NEO e-learning platform is an educational resource tool for both teacher and student and provides a number of innovative features designed within a beautiful, modern interface for all mobile devices. The app has a number of features that can be created such as classes, assignments, grade book, lesson plans, gamification, learning paths, chat rooms, blogs and so much more. The application also integrates with a wide variety of systems including Google Drive, Google Apps, Calendars, PayPal, Microsoft Office and more. The app supports the e-learning platform and is competitive priced and provides great value for money.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    This app provides the point of contact that teachers have with the overall iCare Kids platform that is designed to provide a data recording and communication platform between nurseries and parents.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    This app forms the parental module of a school wide platform.  Schools can provide  clear and useful information about their events and about individual children that parents can access using this app.

    Devices: Android , iPad


Other great lists from our reviewers