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10 Best Android Apps for Teachers

One way to help make teaching and learning more fun, innovative, and engaging is to utilize technology and apps in our classrooms.

Being a teacher is not an easy task. Especially when it gets to keeping students engaged and focused in the classroom.  From lesson planning to instruction to assessment, there's a lot to learn and manage. Now that technology is becoming more and more present in the classroom the following Android apps are perfect for the classroom and will surely help teachers with their organization and time management.

Here are some of the best Android apps that teachers have found to be the best in their classrooms.

Remind

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

Remind is a safe, classroom-friendly communication website and app where teachers can send messages, en masse or targeted, to individuals or groups without disclosure of anyone's personal contact information. Teachers can share text, audio, or video messages as well as links, files, and images. Users can even collect funds for fundraisers, supplies, or events (with a small fee per transaction).

Teachers can set up their classes and provide students and parents with simple codes to join in. What we like about it is that teachers cannot see the telephone numbers of the students and messages are sent with no open replies. So if you’re looking for an app that will allow you to keep students and parents informed outside the classroom do give it a go!


ClassDojo

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

ClassDojo is a simple classroom management app for teachers. This app is designed to help teachers, improve student behavior and communicate more effectively with parents. Using ClassDojo, Teachers can take attendance and track student behaviour easily. Teachers might have better feedback from the parents about what children are doing at home.

Class Dojo is another bridge between school and home that allows parents to get real-time updates on their kids. It even provides a text-like communication platform for teachers to connect with parents, and can be accessed from any device.



Google Classroom

( Android )

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.



Kahoot!

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

This app can turn a boring class into a fun one as this app is used by the teachers to motivate the students by turning the classroom into a playground.

The Get Kahoot website makes learning fun as the teachers can prepare some questions and answers and the app transforms them into playable game with the help of a web browser.

For starting the game, the students have to download the Kahoot app and this can be used as a buzzer for answering the questions designed by the teacher.


Seesaw: The Learning Journal

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

Seesaw: The Learning Journal is a robust digital portfolio and learning system where teachers can create meaningful multimedia experiences for students.

Seesaw: The Learning Journal provides opportunities for students -- and teachers -- to really think outside the box. Teachers at all grade levels and across all content areas can use Seesaw to keep digital portfolios of student work, including commenting on student submissions. Designed with an intuitive interface, Seesaw logically leads teachers through processes such as creating assignments, recording directions, providing student feedback, and sending family communications. 


Teacher Aide Pro 2

( iPhone, iPad )

Teacher Aide Pro 2 allows teachers to easily record attendance and student information. There is even a gradebook feature for assigning different weights to your students’ work. For each student you can easily add contact information and that of their parents, with options to call or email them from the app. A demo version is available and highly recommended to try before you buy the application -  it will allow you to test the app on your device with a limited number of users.


Socrative Teacher

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

With Socrative Teacher, educators can create true/false and multiple choice quizzes. They can then visually check where their students are in terms of comprehension and information retention by issuing poll questions and exit tickets. All of the results are in real-time and the app automatically grades all quizzes.


Nearpod

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

Nearpod offers teachers an easy-to-use tool for creating interactive lesson plans, presentations, assessments, and digital content. Nearpod allows teachers to create digital lesson plans, share it with students during class, and track individual progress. Lessons are comprised of teacher-created slides that can include text, video, images, websites, questions, quizzes, polls, and assignments.


ExitTicket

( Android )

 

ExitTicket - Looking for real time assessment? ExitTicket is a student response system designed to accelerate student achievement. Even though the concept is similar to other clicker type applications, the app is distancing itself by tracking a student’s performance across all their lessons and over time. What we liked the most is that the teacher can see progression metrics and can intervene in real-time making it the perfect tool for differentiation and immediate feedback for every student.


Handouts

( Android )

Handouts - Are you teaching in a tablet-centred classroom? Then look no further. Handouts is a great looking app that allows you to create and distribute digital files to your students, to mark/give them feedback within the same app and to create portfolios with their work.  Go Paperless in the classroom and enjoy this simple handouts workflow solution.