I really liked the App that Bec found – Classcraft– what a great idea….especially as behaviour management is such an important part of being a teacher…without effective behaviour management strategies, we struggle to be efficient teachers.
I thought I would include some of the Apps that I used whilst on my Prac – this is as much for you as for me, so I can remind myself when I finally get out in the real world!
Showbie – a great way to assign homework tasks, show presentations to students so that they have them to hand, keep a portfolio of lessons and so much more.
Book Creator – an excellent way for students to keep a log of their work. They can create a book for a specific subject and keep all their work in one place. This can also support pictorial presentations assists visual learners immensely.
Geoboard – an app that allows students to use a geoboard to create shapes.
Flick – a good way to ‘flick’ work to others without having to download – saves a lot of time.
Literacy Planet – an app that helps students with all things literacy related, including assigning words and spelling tests – very good for differentiation within the class.
Behind the News – a good program for students to understand newsworthy concepts (such as the first fleet) in a child focused way.
MathsRockx – a fun way to learn the timetables through singing.
Qrafter – an app that allows you to create a code so that students can photograph it to get instant access to a website (great for those students who literacy skills and typing skills are limited and saves a lot of time).
Targeting maths – allows students to work at different levels – good for differentiation.
iMovies – Speaks for itself, but I used it to assess students and it was good for feedback and connectivsim
Wordcollage – good for getting students to spell out their words (but make sure spell check is switched off!)
There are of course a plethora of Apps but these are just the ones I found useful and I used frequently.