3 Great Teaching Apps to Check Out in 2020

Technology is more than just an entertaining novelty these days. As the world has become increasingly digital, we’ve discovered that things like smartphones and iPads can play a huge role in our daily lives. For instance, with an iPad, you can download countless apps to help you with everything you can think of. For instance, there are apps that allow you to not only track loans, but even online solutions with loan calculators that you can use to calculate the potential savings of refinancing a student loan. If you’re looking for something to support your own students, however, then you might want to check out the teaching apps on the Apple store. Here are just 3 that we think are worth checking out.

ClassDojo (link)

 

Screen Shot 2020-05-19 at 11.05.45 PMThis free digital app is all about rewards, and measuring students based on their positive and negative behavior. The best thing about this app is that it’s not just for teachers, the students and their parents can also check out the platform and see how they’re progressing with the help of a special code. As a teacher, you can set up behavioral tags with descriptions that you can assign to different students. Another fun thing about this student is the little monsters. You can assign different monsters to each student and top up the tags every week for more insights for parents about how their child is progressing.

Plickers (link)

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Plickers is another fun teaching app and real-time assessment tool that’s excellent for supporting your students. With this app, you can allow your students to share their thoughts and deliver feedback anonymously. This is a great way to get shy students to open up about topics that they might not understand. With Plickers cards, you’ll ask a multiple-choice question, and the students will answer it by showing cards too. This secondary app gives you a quick and easy way to engage students with a tech savvy teaching experience.

iBrainstorm (link)

Screen Shot 2020-05-19 at 11.03.41 PMFinally, this is a great app if you want to encourage students to work together on coming up with awesome ideas in a lesson. This app creates an interactive whiteboard that your students can use to work together on creative projects. You can allow your students to use the iPad one at a time to write notes that can then contribute to a larger whiteboard. The great thing about this app is that you can either create your whiteboard from scratch, or you can choose from one of the many pre-existing background templates. There are even options for brainstorming how to set players up in a football game, and similar logic puzzles.

Which New Apps Have You Been Using for Education?

Apps have increasingly become a powerful part of the teaching experience for today’s classrooms. These interactive tools provide a quick way to get students engaged. At the same time, using apps to teach can also encourage students to take more of an interest in technology, which may help them later in life. Which apps do you like most for your classroom right now? Let me know in the comments

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