5 Best Apps for Secondary Teachers

Secondary teachers look for apps that provide time-savings, lesson-enhancements,and improved communication. In this list we've collected five great apps that secondary teachers should consider to help them provide a high-quality education to their students.

Socrative Teacher

1. Socrative Teacher

Socrative Teacher - 4 star rating

(Android, iPhone, iPad)

Socrative brings smart clickers to a whole new level and helps teachers to engage the entire classroom with educational quizzes. 

Features

  • Creation of quizzes, polls, and exit tickets
  • Real-time results and automatic grading
  • Integration with various educational environments
  • Supports true/false, multiple choice, and short answer questions

Pros

  • Enhances student engagement and comprehension
  • Easy to use and set up
  • Facilitates immediate feedback and personalized reports
  • Supports collaborative learning
  • Free for students, with a free tier for teachers

Cons

  • Time-consuming to create quality question sets
  • Limited student interaction in question creation
  • Some dead links in help resources

Devices: iOS, Android, Chrome

Price: Free tier limited to 50 students. Subscriptions start at $9.99 per month


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Explain Everything Whiteboard

2. Explain Everything Whiteboard

Explain Everything Whiteboard - 4 star rating

(Android, iPhone, iPad)

Explain Everything is an app with a whiteboard-type interface that has many capabilities. Since 2022, it has been part of Promethean. The app allows you to record audio/video, ad annotations, crop images, insert live web pages, import and export a large range of file types. It has an impressive list of editing options. Explain Everything is a must-have application for any teacher who wants a powerful screen-casting tool.

Features

  • Interactive whiteboard and screencasting app
  • Integration with Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, etc.
  • Supports multimedia documents like PDFs, videos, and audio
  • Slide-based presentation with predefined and custom elements
  • Available on iOS and Android

Pros

  • Enhances lesson presentations and collaboration
  • Useful for teachers, students, and homeschooling parents
  • Facilitates remote and in-person learning
  • Tools for editing voiceovers and on-screen explanations
  • Free with no in-app purchases or ads

Cons

  • May require time to master all features
  • Limited to more advanced learners (secondary school and above)

Price: Free to download - monthlly subscriptions start at $9.99 for individuals

Devices: iOS, Android, Web



Teachers Pay Teachers TPT

3. Teachers Pay Teachers TPT

Teachers Pay Teachers TPT - 5 star rating

(Android, iPhone, iPadWebsite)

Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT) provides a place where teachers can share the resources they have made through an efficient online marketplace.

Features

  • Online marketplace for educational resources
  • Resources cover various subjects and formats
  • Free for individual buyers, commission on seller sales
  • Web and iOS app for buyers, iOS and Android for sellers
  • Mapping resources to Common Core State Standards

Pros

  • Wide range of quality, teacher-created resources
  • Time-saving for lesson planning
  • Rating and review system ensures quality
  • Useful for teachers, homeschooling parents, and educators
  • Potential income source for teachers selling resources

Cons

  • Focused primarily on US education standards
  • Purchases must be completed on the website
  • Additional license needed for resource sharing

Devices: iOS, Android, Web

Price per resource with the potential to sell

There are many tools and resources to help you create lesson plans. See this selection of lesson-planning apps.or find more resources, including free teaching materials.



TalkingPoints

4. TalkingPoints

TalkingPoints - 5 star rating

(Android, iPhone, iPad)

TalkingPoints combines a translation and communication service to help every family in your school community enjoy the same opportunities, regardless of their preferred language. 

Features

  • Translation and communication service for schools
  • Supports over 140 languages
  • Available on web, iOS, Android, and via SMS
  • Integration with educational systems like Clever and Classlink
  • Free for parents and individual teachers, with school-wide subscriptions available

Pros

  • Enhances communication between schools and non-English-speaking families
  • User-friendly interface, familiar to popular messaging apps
  • AI and human translation for accuracy
  • Accessible via affordable SMS texting
  • Includes educational term glossary in multiple languages

Cons

  • Service currently limited to the US and Canada
  • Human translation aspect implies potential privacy concerns
  • May require internet access for full feature utilization

We have a dedicated best-app list to improve teacher-parent communication .

Devices: iOS, Android, Web


Quizalize is an online platform for classroom polling and assessing that can be accessed by computer, tablet, or mobile phone.

Features

  • Online platform for quizzes and classroom assessments
  • Integration with Google Classroom and Google Forms
  • AI quiz creator for standards-aligned quizzes
  • Available on computers, tablets, and mobile phones
  • Quiz import option from Quizlet and Google Forms

Pros

  • Enhances learning with gamified quizzes
  • Facilitates personalized learning and assessment
  • Provides detailed mastery dashboard for tracking student progress
  • Improves student engagement and critical thinking skills
  • Enables grouping of students based on performance

Cons

  • Full features require a premium subscription
  • May be complex to navigate for some users
  • Limited free version functionalities

Devices: iOS, Android, Web

Price: Free basic tier — premium starts at $1.99 per month


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