Best Apps: Organization, Management, & Tracking
Using apps in the classroom can be a great way to track student learning and behavior, stay connected to students and parents, stay organized, or enhance lessons. The problem is, there are so many apps out there, that it’s hard to know which ones are actually helpful. So, I’ve scoured the web, asked teachers, and downloaded apps to see which ones are being effectively used in classrooms. These are by no means the only ones that are great, but I’ve chosen ones that can make teachers’ lives easier. Also, they are all free!
Schoology - free
The Schoology app allows teachers to easily manage and stay connected to their students and their learning. With this app, assignments can be created, assigned, submitted, graded, and returned without having to be in the classroom. Students can collaborate with their peers. Teachers can perform assessments, make audio recordings and add them as attachments to updates, comment on submissions, and content descriptions.
What I like about this app is it allows students to have discussions with peers and the teacher outside the classroom. Also, it can give students instant feedback and teachers can easily track student assignments. It’s an easy way to stay connected and organized.