Below is a collection of some good Android apps to help you with your classroom management. Some of the things you can do with these apps include: control the noise level at your class, build a strong communicative channel with students and parents, access a safe virtual space where you can connect and share learning materials with students, track your students daily behaviour, effectively manage your students grades, document students learning and achievement using digital portfolios, easily poll your class and many more. Check them out and share with us your feedback.
1- ClassDojo‘ClassDojo helps teachers build a positive classroom culture by encouraging students and communicating with parents. ClassDojo is free for everyone, and K-12 teachers, parents, students, and school leaders in over 180 countries have joined. It works on all devices, like tablets, phones, computers, and smartboards.’
2- Google Classroom‘Classroom is a free service for schools, non-profits, and anyone with a personal Google account. Classroom makes it easy for learners and instructors to connect—inside and outside of schools. Classroom saves time and paper, and makes it easy to create classes, distribute assignments, communicate, and stay organized.’3- Remind‘Remind (formerly Remind101) is a communication app that helps school communities connect quickly and efficiently. More than 23 million educators, students, and parents use Remind in over 90% of U.S. public school districts.’4- Teacher Gradebook‘Teacher Gradebook is a friendly, powerful and great Android app for teachers to manage students grades. It is a digital notebook for teachers. Keep your students and grades organized and auto calculate the final grade.’5- Seesaw‘Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students of all ages to independently document and share what they are learning at school.’6- Plickers‘Plickers lets you poll your class for free, without the need for student devices. Just give each student a card (a “paper clicker”), and use your Android smartphone or tablet to scan them to do instant checks-for-understanding, exit tickets, and impromptu polls. Best of all, your data is automatically saved, student-by-student, at plickers.com.’An earlier version of this post appeared here