Technology in education has exploded ever since tablets and smartphone became primary computing devices for teachers and students alike. There are apps that make education easy for students, and tools that help teachers make their lessons more interactive. If you are a tech savvy teacher, check out these great apps that some general, others geared towards education.
Teachers more than anybody else need to organize their thoughts so they can better structure their lessons and plan classes. Evernote lets you:
- Create to do lists
- Store small notes
- Enter your thoughts at any time and tag them
- Record your voice
- Capture and store photos
- Draw pictures
The best thing about Evernote is that you can store thousands of pieces of content and it will index them all. If you want to know what your ideas were 2 months and 3 days ago, you can find them by the tags made by the app. Evernote is a truly innovative app that is available on Android, iOS and Windows.
The idea behind this app is the same as Evernote. Many users think that OneNote is better than Evernote. Use this app on Android if:
- You are tied into Microsoft office and have a subscription
- You are looking for an alternative to Evernote
OneNote is free to download and install. With a Microsoft Account, you can store and sync all your notes from your Android device to the cloud.
This app lets teachers collaborate with students on projects in an easy manner. It is fast and can be installed on Android Phones and Tablets. It is a great way to:
- Exchange ideas and notes with students
- Share files and ideas in a secure environment
The best part of it is that Edmodo is completely free for teachers and students so you can download it and start using it right away.
This app turns text into speech and lets students and teachers access content in audio format. Visually impaired users can:
- Read blogs
- Keep up with tweets and social media posts
- Read web pages with ease
This app bridges that gap for visually impaired students and is a truly great teaching solution for dedicated educators.
This is a great app that teachers can encourage students to use in their classrooms. It allows students to record lectures, talks, discussions and conferences in any audio format. They can be a great learning tool for students who prefer not to take notes. Teachers can use it to record their own lectures and review them at a later date.