As a teacher, I know that we have so much on our plates all of the time, we need every bit of an edget that we can get to keep things running smoothly. Fortunately, there are a number of apps that can help a teacher stay organized.
Margins allows you to prepare for class easily by letting you take notes about what you read, allowing you to easily incorporate news and media into your lesson plans.
Read it Later
Let’s be honest, some days you are doing good just to get the memo from the school principal read much less take in the latest in education news. Read it Later allows you to save interesting articles until a more convenient time.
A Personal Assistant
If your school district is not springing for your own teaching assistant (even though you could really use one), check out the smartphone application A Personal Assistant. It will help you navigate your way through a busy school year.
Create simple, educational animations for your students with this easy-to-use application
Find and manage videos to show your class using the Poptiq application. It also identifies new videos you might find interesting.
Erase the countdown from the board and toss the “x” marked up calendar. Keep up with the countdown to the end of school and breaks with the attendance countdown application. Not only will it give you motivation, it can also help you keep your curriculum on track.
This smartphone application is perfect for the elementary school teacher, Toy Ark allows teachers to easily find educational toys for young children. They can search according to age level or school subject.
Turn your smartphone into an electronic reader with this application. Download some of your favorite pedagogy
Word of the Day
Need a Bellringer or opening activity for your English class? This smartphone application supplies a word of the day for students to copy, write the definition or use in sentence. No need to prepare. Just check your phone and copy on the board.
Create tomorrow morning’s pop quiz while waiting at the dental office or write your lesson plans on the subway using Quick Office. This smartphone application rounds out the list of apps a teacher needs by allowing them to maximize their time by taking care of business during down times.
Source: 100 Best Free Iphone Apps for Teachers (accessed 11/29/10)