Top Apps Teachers Use for Effective Classroom Management and Instruction

Top Apps Teachers Use for Effective Classroom Management and Instruction

As the academic year kicks off, you’re likely surrounded by fresh textbooks, a collection of new writing utensils, and a tablet that’s ready for a suite of new applications. TUAW has curated a list of essential apps with insights from students, educators, and leading tech and educational bloggers to enhance your educational toolkit.

Our focus today is on the educators steering the digital classroom. Here’s a rundown of the apps they find indispensable:

Top Apps Teachers Use for Effective Classroom Management and Instruction

Kelly Tenkely from Anastasis Academy in Centennial, Colorado.

Anastasis Academy stands out due to its inquiry-based learning model.

We operate a 1:1 iPad program under a BYOD policy, making the iPad the sole item on our school supply list.

The choice of iPad as our primary learning tool stems from its user-friendly design. It’s utilized across all grade levels for a myriad of learning activities, all without prior instruction. Our school environment is completely paperless, with all student work being digitized, even physical projects.

We handle the procurement of necessary educational apps for our students. Here are some of our top picks:

Meraki This free device management tool by Cisco helps us oversee device usage on campus, including app distribution via the Volume Purchase Program. It also features a virtual backpack for easy sharing of files and documents between teachers and students.

Evernote serves as our comprehensive ePortfolio platform.

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