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10 Best Apps 4 Teachers

10 Best Apps 4 Teachers
Most of what we do is for the students. The focus of this and many other blogs and websites is about learning, and rightly so, but there are also apps that will make our jobs easier too. I am talking about that catergory of apps that are designed specifically for the classroom teacher. Those apps that will assist us in the everyday little jobs that need to be done, often on the run and often while 10 other things are also happening in the room. There are plenty and I am sure as more and more teachers gain the confidence to design their own apps, there will be more suitable one to come. Here is a list of apps that you can use to make your job easier. Keynote: $9.99 Keynote for iPad is almost as powerful as the desktop application. Since one of the first jobs you have to do each morning is to take the role Attendance is a great solution for the iPad. TeacherTool saves grades and makes suggestions for grades. iAnnotate is a PDF reader and annotation tool for the iPad. GradePad: $2.99

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Nearpod: An App To Help Teachers & Students Work Together Using iPads iPad devices have great potential to help out teachers and students in the educational learning process. But without the proper apps to use, the iPad would not be of much educational value. Here to offer a way to help teachers and students with the use of iPad devices in the classroom is a free application called Nearpod. Nearpod is a free to use smartphone app compatible with iPad devices. The app is sized at 5 MB and requires iOS version 4.1 or later. Nearpod offers separate versions for teachers and students.

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3 Presentation Tools Teachers Are Now Using Presentations are more than just Powerpoint or Keynote. While those tools will get the presentation-making job done, there are definitely better options out there, especially for classroom applications, where you’re more likely to use all of the multimedia capabilities than someone showing revenue slides in a business meeting. The most obvious use for a great presentation tool in your classroom is for presenting material to your class. As the teacher, you can keep your ideas organized and your class on track regardless of where the discussion goes (just don’t forget to get back to your presentation!). The multimedia aspect will get your students more engaged than with just a lecture. But don’t forget the next piece – have your students use the tools, too!

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