Teaching can be a fun and rewarding job. However, it can also be very time consuming and require a lot of patience.
If you are a teacher looking for easier ways to create and organize your curriculum and instruction , your smartphone or tablet could offer you some great solutions.
Apps for the Classroom: Create and Organize Your Curriculum
Creating a high quality and challenging curriculum for your students can be as easy as downloading and opening one of the many educational apps designed for teachers. Here are a few:
Teachers Assistant Pro – This app is designed to help teachers track students’ progress as well as infractions. When a student either misbehaves or makes a big achievement, teachers can easily send reports to their parents about their behavior in class.
The app also helps you organize and store lesson plans for easy access during class.
Outliner – Outliner is an app designed to help teachers create and organize outlines for various projects. The app also allows users to create lecture notes, track students’ grades and organize lesson plans all in one place.
Pages – Design handouts, tests, class assignments, presentations and more with the Pages app. With a wide assortment of pre-made templates you can use to create flash cards, tests, and homework assignments, Pages makes lesson planning easy for teachers.
Pages allows users to export data from the app into an easy-to-print PDF that you can hand out to your students.
iWorksheet – iWorksheet helps teachers save time. You can take pictures of your worksheets, send them out to the whole class, and then type kids’ grades into the grade book.
The app will grade the worksheets after you plug the answers into the app.
TeacherPlan – TeacherPlan is an app designed to help teachers create lesson plans in a flash. With hundreds of pre-planned lessons categorized by subject matter and topic, TeacherPlan is a great way to constantly have unique lessons for each class without having to spend hours creating new lesson plans every day.
Lesson Planning – This app allows teachers to create, adapt, organize and map lesson plans in one place. Providing preset lesson plans in a wide range of categories, the Lesson Planning app allows you to export all your work into an easy-to-print PDF.
iLesson Plan – Another great app for lesson planning is the iLesson Plan developed for the iPad. iLesson Plan features many lesson templates, a calendar so you can organize your schedule, an attendance tracker for your students, and a PDF export option so you can print calendars, lesson plans, and other documents.
gFlash Pro – This is a very helpful flashcard app for teachers. GFlash Pro allows you to download flashcard assignments, pre-made quizzes, as well as multimedia files. The app is designed to help you plan and organize your lesson plans. This app works on smartphones and tablets and makes it easy to share needed information with students.
A teacher’s job doesn’t end when they leave school grounds. Teaching requires extensive work outside of the classroom, from preparing curriculums to grading papers. However, technology is helping teachers become more productive and effective inside and outside of the classroom.