“I have yet to see anything in education that generates excitement and motivates students the way tablets do,” said by a teacher to DepED Tambayan. “Differentiation has become easier with apps because so many of them have built-in levels of complexity.”
By many accounts, some of the most powerful education apps are used for teaching reading and supporting differentiation for students with disabilities. But their capabilities are endless. Developers have created easy-to-use programs that serve as learning platforms for students and as organization tools for teachers.
Here are some of fabulous must-have apps for teachers and students that are helping to change the face of education.
1. MICROSOFT OFFICE MOBILE
TeacherKit helps you organize classes and students easily. Record attendance and log behavior all with few taps. TeacherKit lifts the headache of routine administration, allowing you to focus on what really matters to you – teaching.
TeacherKit allows teachers to add and manage attendance types (ex. Tardy, Sick) providing them with desired flexibility. TeacherKit also empowers teachers to add and manage behavior types, enabling them to improve their students' behavior actions.
Teachers are able to communicate with parents regarding their students performance and thus keeping the parents engaged in their students learning.
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The Edmodo apps will allow the discussion between the teacher and the student to go beyond class hours. Teachers use the app to share content with their students and as a platform for allocating assignments, notifications and receiving of grades. Teachers can provide relevant information to students and perform polls and questions.
4. CLASS MESSENGER
Class Messenger is a private 2 way message service that keeps Teachers, Parents and Students in sync. This one app is for everyone to use whether they are a Teacher, Parent, Student or involved in school in any way.
5. MERRIAM WEBSTER DICTIONARY
In addition to all the definitions from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, this app offers voice search – to let you look up a word without having to spell it – along with synonyms, antonyms, example sentences, Word of the Day, and more. It’s a great tool for reference, education, and vocabulary building.
In essay writing, citation creation is the most challenging part. This shouldn’t worry you anymore. With EasyBib you only need to punch in the title and citation suggestions will be availed for you. It’s that simple and you’ll be done.
7. INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD
Use this free virtual Whiteboard to draw or to teach anything.
Bring the solving power of Mathway to your Android device, no network access required! Get free instant answers to your math problems, or subscribe to include step-by-step work and explanations. With hundreds of millions of problems already solved, Mathway is the #1 problem solving resource available for students, parents, and teachers.
Mathway solves problems in Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics, Finite Math, Linear Algebra, and Chemistry.
9. STUDY BLUE
The Best Study Tools. The Most Study Materials!
This app allows teachers to create digital study guides, flashcards, and quizzes. These can be coupled with videos or audios.
This is an inspirational app that contains hundreds of Ted talk shows. There are various fascinating lecturers from different subjects in the education industry.
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