They say education is the cornerstone to a functioning democracy and society. That said, there are a good deal of advantages to be had by employing tablets and smartphones in the classroom at various levels of education, thus encouraging greater student engagement and an expansion of the learning environment beyond normal school hours. Hardware is only part of the jigsaw, though. You also need the right software to help engage those eager young minds. If you’re using tablets or smartphones with your students, then you’ll appreciate a quality educational app. However, there’s more than one commendable app specifically designed for creating lesson plans, keeping attendance and behavior records, and communicating with students outside the classroom. And sometimes knowing is half the battle — especially when it comes to apps.
Here is our handpicked selection of the best apps for teachers and educators.
Flashcards are a time-tested method of study, but they can be easy to loose track of given their size and durability. With Studyblue, teachers can create digital sets of flashcards, study guides, and quizzes, each complete with optional audio and video. Moreover, students can create and share their own sets of flashcards and study tools, giving them a convenient place to start studying outside of simple lectures and text books.