Teachers truly do it all. From lesson planning and grading, to keeping track of attendance and general organization, managing classrooms can be a hefty task. Luckily, there are numerous apps that can help simplify all that work. So grab your tablet, because these seven educational apps will help make this new school year a breeze.
Make a boring lesson plan fun with Kahoot! Completely free for teachers, all you have to do is enter study questions and answers into the site to create a playable game. To make it even more fun, students can download Kahoot! and use the app’s buzzer.
Keeping track of permission slips has never been easier. ClassTree allows you to attach consent forms along with the announcement for parents to e-sign. This painless and paperless app even shows you who has and hasn’t signed a form yet, helping you to stay organized.
3. Epic! Unlimited Books for Kids
With more than 20,000 kids books, this app really is epic. A perfect alternative for teachers who don’t always have the means to create their own library, this data base helps make books more accessible and encourages students to read. From “National Geographic Kids” to the Fancy Nancy series, this online book collection has something for every student.
Create easy tutorials for students with Educreations! With this online whiteboard, you can record lesson plans, import documents, and even share videos directly with students. The best part? Educreations allows you to teach anything anywhere, so learning isn’t limited by the classroom.
Stumped for what your next lesson plan should be? Check out Instructables! Whether you teach science, art, or history, this site has hundreds of fun DIYs and crafts that are sure to inspire creativity and promote learning- and teachers get free premium memberships!
This incredible app is a planner, grade book, and attendance tracker all in one! With rubric graphs, calendars, and timetables, staying organized and managing your class day to day has never been easier.
With hundreds of insightful videos by experts in a variety of fields, TED talks are a great way to spark discussions in the classroom. Whether you use them as inspiration for your next lesson plan or as a way to jump start a debate, these fascinating lectures encourage learning and curiosity.