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Apps Teachers Love

Feb 10, 2013 9:15am

What are some apps that you use - or your students are using - in your classroom? Provide a brief description & whether it is an IOS or Android app.

  • Arts / English Language Arts / Foreign Language / Math / Physical Education / Science / Social Studies / Technology / Other
  • 6-12
  • Assessment / Behavior / Class Culture / Collaboration / Common Core / Differentiation / Digital Literacy / Engagement / New Teachers / Planning


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    • Feb 12, 2013 6:51am

      Class DOJO. This is a great behavior management app that engages the students through creating their own avatar. Class DOJO also allows the classroom teacher to be creative with rewarding positive behavior. Must see

      • Feb 12, 2013 8:15pm

        Go Rachel! Go Rachel!
        (You'll have to provide you're own fist pump.)

        These are super!!

        • Feb 10, 2013 9:18am

          "Remind 101" - App available on Android that allows teachers to create a "class" & students can text in their names to a "phone number" to sign up for group reminders through text messages. Keeps phone numbers of both teachers and students private. Students cannot reply, only receive a message from the teacher. Free!

          • Feb 13, 2013 12:16pm

            Sock Puppets (iOS) a bit wacky, fun way to do role-playing, story development and story telling - students create videos with Sock Puppets and choose fun characters and settings.


            • Feb 10, 2013 9:16am

              Classroom Booksource (avail. on Android) - allows teachers to manage personal classroom libraries. Upload student names/grades, scan the barcode of a book to add to your library & check out to each student. Option to print reports based on usage from each student.

              • Feb 10, 2013 9:20am

                "Google Cloud Print" (available on Android) - allows me to print to our copier at school from anywhere - my phone on the go, laptop at school or off campus, and even home. Free!

                • Feb 10, 2013 9:22am

                  EasyBib (available in Android) - Scan the barcode of a book & automatically you are provided with a citation (MLA, APA, Chicago) for that book. Option to save, email, or print.

                  • Feb 13, 2013 4:50pm

                    You should check these out! It's a wonderfully curated list.

                    • Feb 17, 2013 11:42am

                      ColorNote - available on Android. Allows users to create a post-it note on their device. Option to add reminders, color code, sort post-its, email, or share with others. Reminders pop up in notification bar of phone or device.

                      If students have the technology with them - allow them to put their hw in their phones. If that is going to help them remember to do it - embrace it!

                      • Feb 24, 2013 11:01pm

                        Some good math ones (for ipad)
                        mathsmagic - fun way to learn some mental math tricks
                        doodle buddy - allows you to write out an equation and solve it and then said it via email. Great when there are lots of symbols and things that are hard to type
                        quickgraphs - great graphing app for high school level

                        • Feb 10, 2013 11:40am

                          Send more, I love this.

                          • Feb 12, 2013 8:18pm

                            This is Exactly what I was looking for
                            for a specific lesson. Thanks!

                            • May 30, 2013 12:41pm

                              US Presidents by Socratica - It's fun to learn facts about the US Presidents - trivia, number, vice president, etc. Would be a great free time activity.

                              • May 30, 2013 12:42pm

                                @ Zachary Scisciani - I was going to suggest Class Dojo as well. I love being able to reward points out on the playground, during an assembly, etc. from my Smartphone.

                                • Jul 2, 2014 1:30pm

                                  I've learned about a lot of new educational technologies that seem quite beneficial. Class Dojo is a great way post grades so that they are accessible by students and parents. Blendspace is a great way to create lessons. It gives you the ability to include Word documents, media, and images. Prezi is a new and innovative way of creating a presentation (not nearly as dull as a PowerPoint Presentation). Attendance is a great tool for taking attendance. It allows you to put a photo with each student’s name, record tardies, and email absent students.

                                  • Jul 2, 2014 1:32pm

                                    All of the ones that I mentioned are IOS apps!

                                    • Aug 13, 2014 9:24pm

                                      You might check out my iOS reading log app- YOU-LOG Reading at http://you-log,com

                                      Readers can:

                                      - add new books by Google search, bar code scan, or manual entry

                                      - keep track of the minutes, pages, and genres they read each day with color-coded bar graphs & pie charts.

                                      - set reading goals and monitor progress.

                                      - write book notes and then share them via email & text msg

                                      Mark Butler

                                      5th Grade Teacher & Software Developer