25 helpful apps for teachers

With thousands of apps flooding the market every day, it can be a daunting task trying to decide which ones are going to save, rather than waste, your time. We have compiled a list of the top 25 apps for teachers, so you don’t have to. So sit back, relax and browse this list of epic apps developed to help with everything from classroom organisation to meditation.

Draw & Tell

Allowing kids to draw or colour and save their creations along with a voice recording, Draw & Tell encourages visual and verbal storytelling and comes highly recommended by many of its young fans.

Explain Everything

Explain Everything is used and loved by tutors, teachers and visual learners alike to explain or present complex concepts and truly connect with their audiences.

Teacher Tapp

Learn something new with Teacher Tapp. Ask questions, see results and access expertly selected CPD relevant to you.

Google Expeditions

With the Google Expeditions app, classrooms have no boundaries. VR lets you explore the world virtually while AR brings abstract concepts to life – allowing you to guide students through 360° scenes and 3D objects, pointing out interesting sites and artefacts along the way.

Adobe Spark

Create impactful social graphics, web pages, and short videos in minutes with Adobe Spark and transform your ideas into stunning visual stories.

Post-it App

Avoid spending hours transcribing your post-it notes after a brainstorm and simply use the Post-it App to capture, organise and share your thoughts.

Epic!

The leading digital library for kids, Epic! allows students to instantly access 35,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes and more.

Spellwizards

The spelling adventure that encourages learning through play, Spellwizards supports classroom learning for teachers at curriculum and extra curriculum levels and engages kids with fun, quick lessons that improve spelling, typing and listening skills.

Prodigy Game

Prodigy Game is the engaging, curriculum-aligned math platform loved by over 50 million students, teachers and admins. No cost, ever.

Desmos

Explore maths with Desmos, the app for graph functions, plot data, evaluating equations, exploring transformations and much more – for free.

DreamyKid

The number one meditation app for kids, DreamyKid, is used by over 250k families and schools. Download the app today and help your kids live healthier and happier lives in just minutes.

Flat

Write, listen, share and discover music scores with Flat. This music composition app gives you all the tools you need to make your own sheet music whether you are a beginner or professional composer.

Calm

As part of the Calm Classroom Initiative, teachers can apply to receive Calm’s paid subscription at no cost for access to the library of meditation and mindfulness exercises for age groups covering pre-k through high school.

Team Shake

Team Shake is both a technological and environmentally friendly way to choose teams for board games, sporting events, tournaments or anytime groups are required. The newest release even allows you to balance teams on gender or skill and share teams on Facebook and email.

Sock Puppets

Create your own lip-synched videos and share them on Facebook and Youtube with Sock Puppets. Simply add puppets, props, scenery and background to start creating.

Silent Film Studio

Love the nostalgic look of those old silent movies? It’s never been easier to create your own with Silent Film Studio. Everything you need is right at your fingertips – right down to static, celluloid dirt and scratches and that old-time look.

BBC History Magazine

Enjoy BBC History Magazine, the UK’s best-selling history magazine, on your iPhone and iPad. Dive into the latest issues, download the entire back issue collection and save more with a subscription.

World Geography

A quiz game, World Geography, will help you and your students learn everything about countries – maps, flags, capitals, population, religion, language, currency and much more.

Otsimo

A certified special education app, Otsimo, helps kids reach the level of public school education, increase their potential and improve their behaviour.

Microsoft To Do

Stay organised and manage your day-to-day with Microsoft To Do. Make task lists, take notes, set reminders and more to improve your productivity and focus on what matters.

Time Timer

Transform stressful transition periods, reduce resistance to routines and increase your ability to manage your classroom with Time Timer, the time management app.

Gonoodle

Gonoodle engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, at home, and everywhere kids are.

Wabisabi

Wabisabi takes the complexity out of planning, assessing and reporting. Access virtual classrooms and create portfolios of learning that you and your students can be proud of.

Classtree

Classtree is a safe and easy way to communicate with parents. Send consent forms, create events, request parent participation and more.

Keywords Biology

Keywords Biology explains the language of biology found in course books and used by teachers in the classroom. More than just a vocab list, Keywords Biology is an interactive Science language app and is a brilliant resource for EAL learners and classes.

What are some of your favourite teacher apps? Please share them with us in the comments below.

3 thoughts on “25 helpful apps for teachers

  1. Mr T

    I love the sock puppet App! My other go to app is book creator – a great app to create multi media resources for children (great for social stories) and for children to create their own retells/stories.

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    This is a great list of apps. I also would never have been without Scanner App for easily scanning in pages or extracts from texts on the IWB.

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    My favourite apps are:
    Notability – makes it easy to add notes and verbal feedback on student work
    Google Keep – love the range of features including voice dictation, checklists and alerts
    Kahoot – quick, fun and easy way to formative assess student learning

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