Managing a classroom of one-to-one iPads, multiple devices in a BYOD program, or reaching students through online learning at home can be a logistical challenge for teachers. These nine tech tools are perfect for classrooms looking to stay organized while making sure students are engaged. Some work best on iPads others on web browsers or Android tablets.
Take a look through the list to see which one fits best for your teaching style and the needs of your students:
- Drawp for School
- School 4 One
Last month I shared a fantastic course platform that has been used in K-12 and higher ed classrooms. Chalkup makes it easy for students to collaborate, stay on task, and access course materials. They have just released an app for iPhone users to make it simpler to keep tack of assignments and course expectations while they’re on the go.
With the iPhone app students can check in on assignments for all of their classes. They can access a dashboard that outlines their tasks for the day with one glance at the screen. There is also the option to set up notifications so that students can know when a new discussion has been started or an assignment has been posted. One of the great new features in this app is the option for students to add their own “to-dos” to their list of things they’d like to accomplish each day. Chalkup helps students stay organized when they are out of their desk chairs and away from their computer.
Learn more about Chalkup by visiting their website or read about their iPhone update on their blog!
Shapes – 3D Geometry Learning
is a great iOS app that will help students understand geometry. Kids can learn and explore different types of three dimensional solids including prisms, pyramids, Platonic solids and solids of revolution. Users can pick and choose from up to 27 unique shapes and unfold them into different net combinations.
This iPad and iPhone app lets kids explore transparent surfaces and use different colors to interact with each shape. They can highlight the vertices and edges of a prism or color selected elements of a pyramid. Shapes – 3D Geometry Learning is easy to navigate and uses simple gesture control to zoom and rotate shapes in any direction. This app was designed to support the development of children’s spatial imagination and teach them appropriate geometry terminology, giving teachers an opportunity to access a full set of virtual tools within one app.
Visit the Apple App Store to download shapes on your iOS device or check out their website to learn more!
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