Teachers play a very crucial role in the lives of all of us. Back in time, teachers were equipped with the tech of that time i.e. pen and board. With recent advances in the tech world and with the changing attitude towards studies there are now tools available to teachers so that they can teach their students well.
We are presenting a list of the 10 Best Teacher Apps for Android devices. Some of these apps are cloud based, and the main focus will be on virtual classroom apps that have now the potential to help teachers to communicate in a better and intuitive way. So, shall we?
Google Classroom is the Google’s venture for the Virtual Classroom platform. The functionality is offered for free. The teachers and students on this platform can be in touch and assignments can be allotted to students within the app. Parents are even allowed to be added so that the performance of their child can be easily sent to them. For the institutions that are using G Suite for Education have built in functionality for Google Classroom.
Edmodo is just another Virtual Classroom app that is available for free on the Google Play Store. The Students can post and turn in assignments, and collaborate with the teachers. The progress and be tracked too. There is a built-in grade book so that all the students, teachers and parents can track about the present scenarios of studies. They all can communicate at one place also.
ClassDojo lets you set up your classroom. Acting as a virtual classroom, this app lets the teacher add students, parents and even can share details with other teachers also. Just like another Virtual Classroom app, ClassDojo covers all the basics here, such as sharing grades by maintaining grade books, communicating with parents and students and assigning and allotting them with assignments and projects.
Google Drive is another teacher app that also adds up to the list of the best productivity app out there. The app is available for free that offers 15 GB of cloud data, and for additional storage, you have to pay monthly or annually. The app has built-in functionality for several other Google Apps such as Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides. You can also add Google Photos and Keep App. Teachers can use this app for many purposes; they can share assignments, maintain a grade book and even can share photos and illustrations to teach the students.
Microsoft Office 365 is somewhat similar to what Google Drive Suite offers. It has the same Word, Excel and PowerPoint application support built in so that the assignments, grade sheets and even photos and illustrations can be shared with students and parents. The only plus point is that, unlike Google Drive suite, Microsoft has been adopted as a primary software for learning in institutions. So Microsoft Office 365 offers a great compatibility to those institutions.
Remind, as the name suggest a great reminder feature for both the students and parents regarding their assignments and even to get the grade book, and permission slips signed. There are some other activities and events that also can be monitored using this app. The app has support for over 70 languages.
Tapucate is another virtual classroom app but has many more additional features too. The teachers are allowed to track the attendance of their students, allocation of the assignments and the ability to store phone numbers, email addresses and physical addresses gives this app a whole new level. There is a slight learning curve at the beginning of the app. You can also download Kahoot App which is developed for kids but teachers can also use to know the psychology of students.
8. YouTube Kids
YouTube is the best platform so far for watching videos. The YouTube Kids app, on the other hand, have the collection of videos that are appropriate for kids especially. There are several educational and entertainment stuff that can be watched. You can also flag any inappropriate videos.
The PBS Kids Video is just like YouTube Kids app but with a twist. This app focusses on the priorities of the kids. There are over 1,000 videos that can be watched, and this makes it an app that selects what all is good for kids to watch. Educational videos and movie support is built in. The app is available for free with some in-app purchases.
Teacher Aide Pro is a cross-platform app that also runs on iOS devices. Teacher Aide Pro have built in support for Google Classroom and G Suite environments. The teachers are allowed to track attendance, form a grade book and even can access and identify students who are at a risk of failing in their exams. The app is available for free, but you’ve to pay $0.99 per month to unlock the full version of the app.
So, these were the top 10 picks for the best teacher apps that are available for smartphones and tablets. Which app do you prefer the most?
Author Bio: Sejal Parmar loves to explore the newly released Apps & Games. She blogs at Rule.FM and writes about latest Android Apps & Games.