Teachers Have A Lot to Do: Key Apps to Keep Things Organized


Teachers Have A Lot to Do: Key Apps to Keep Things Organized

Teaching, the profession with multiple tasks! Be it the classroom management, managing things in staffroom, managing things with students, for students and for their parents as well! The number of roles a teacher plays are never ending.

Below, I’ve listed few apps that can help you organize and prioritize your things easily.

Try your hand at one, if it doesn’t help try another!

Take a look!

 For iOS

1) BOX For Education

This app organizes and store all your files. Every file you need is right at the reach of your fingertips. The files stored are accessible on your iOS device as well as pc. The plus point is that the app comes with the storage of 10 GB of free storage. Search whatever you want to teach your class within your saved Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and PDF documents. Everything will be safe due to strong security and encryption measures, so no need to worry about your materials getting lost or corrupted.

Read more on this amazing tool and learn more on how this tool may help you not only in class but in other tasks too! 

2) TeacherKit  

A teacher's job begins with taking class attendance and keeping an organized grade book. If you are looking for a way to keep track of these things, then TeacherKit is your answer. The universal app with an easy interface and is a useful app. With this tool, you can easily record attendance, grades, and student behaviors. Teachers will be able to access summaries of attendance, customize grade book reports, save behavioral records, and more. If you are in need of additional grade book report items, there is an in-app purchase available.

3) Any.do

Millions use Any.do every day to remember all the things they want to do and make sure to get it done.

Key features: Seamless cloud sync, Speech recognition, Web App access on your computer, Time & Location Reminders, Any.do Moment, Folders, Notes, Repeating Tasks, Calendar view, Gesture support & more! 

A MUST-HAVE APP" by The New York Times, TechCrunch, PCMAG and more. 
Featured over 20 times in the App Store.

4) Good Reader

With hand on this tool you can easily manage your PDF documents and student files. Read, annotate, and email your PDF files with this universal app. The app also features Google Drive auto sync, page previews, and more. Its refined file manager lets you manage local files and email attachments on your iPhone/iPad allowing you to work from anywhere.

5) Calendars 5

Sync your daily classroom calendar with Calendars 5 for a streamlined schedule. Viewing daily, weekly, and monthly events will give your workday even more structure. The app works with your local calendar or Google Calendar with the added ability to work on or offline. Track and organize to-dos, events, and tasks you have planned for your students. Other amazing features are:

-- Natural language input

-- Task manager

-- Interface with a focus on events

-- Works on – offline

6) Life Topix Organizer  

If you only want just a single app to track your to-dos, keep your appointments, and manage your notes, LifeTopix is the one you’re looking for. It’s amongst the best organizational iPad apps for teachers. 

The great strength of the app is its ability to connect different kinds of data together. You can create projects that link a to-do list with pictures and documents, and then add tasks to your calendar to remind you to do your to-dos. You can keep track of a shopping list, a travel itinerary, or your personal finances all in the same place. There’s even an entire “topic” for education, where you can break out projects and tasks by subject. This app is a full package that will let you manage and organize your life easily. Isn’t it great?    

For Android

1) Teacher Aide Pro2

This app is designed by a teacher & for teachers! Voted as the Best Teacher App Ever & Winner: 2011, 2013, 2014 Runner Up: 2012. Features that standout are:
-- Optimized for phones and tablets
-- Track Attendance
-- Manage Seating chart 
-- Keep Track Of Grade book 
-- Sync roster from Google Classroom
-- Group messaging to students, parents and advisors (Email & Text messages)
-- 1 touch notification to parents when student is absent or missing work
-- Manage Progress Reports
-- Create Lesson notes anytime anywhere!

2) Google Classroom

CLASSROOM IS AVAILABLE TO ANYONE WITH A GOOGLE APPS FOR EDUCATION ACCOUNT

Classroom helps teachers save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students. It is available to anyone with Google Apps for Education, a free suite of productivity tools including Gmail, Drive and Docs.

3) Class Messenger

With this app on your android device you can use all the features mentioned below:

- Send pictures
- Launch Surveys
- Attach documents
- Schedule messages to go when you want....and automatically repeat them
- NEW Create Order Forms
- NEW Parent to Parent messaging
- NEW Intelligent messaging

4) Sunrise Calendar

Sunrise is the first great calendar app for Android.” - The Verge
Sunrise is a free calendar made for Google Calendar, Exchange and iCloud. Sunrise also connects with all your favorite apps like Facebook, Evernote, Foursquare, TripIt, Todoist, Trello and more to make sure you’re always up to date with all the events happening in your life. 

5) Wunderlist: To-Do Lists & Tasks

The best to-do list app.” - The Verge. Wunderlist has also been featured in The New York Times, Lifehacker, TechCrunch, CNET, The Guardian, Wired, and Vanity Fair & a lot more!

With this app you can create all the lists you need and access them from your phone, tablet and computer & also share the lists that you’ve created. Start conversations about your to-dos. Attach photos, PDFs, presentations. While tracking your work areas Share the work and delegate to-dos. Setting a Reminder ensures you never forget important deadlines (or birthday gifts) ever again. The app Organize your projects for home, work and everywhere in between with Folders.

6) Google Docs

With Google Docs you can:

- Create new documents or edit any that were created on the web or on another device.
- Share documents and work with others in the same document at the same time.
- Open, edit, and save Microsoft Word documents.
- Get stuff done anytime -- even without an Internet connection.
- Add and respond to comments.
- Never worry about losing your work -- everything is automatically saved as you type.

Some more for the choosy ones:

WorkFlowy

Enables you to take notes and making lists. Simple to use, but incredibly powerful, WorkFlowy can help you manage all the information in your life.

WPS Office

One small app that enables you to access and edit presentations, spreadsheets and even write documents. Best App - USA Today!

30/30

This super useful task manager is perfect for teachers with a long to-do list. Whether that list is totally professional or a mix of personal and work items, this app lets you color-code and assign icons to different tasks.

Pocket

Pocket is great for keeping track of your personal learning network (PLN). With this app and website, you can also bookmark different articles to keep them organized for easy reference.

aCalendar

Get a dozen of extra features including more views, advanced settings, Tasks, more color themes and public holidays. Also you'll find business-oriented features like invitations, free/busy settings and sharing as text or file.

Dropbox

This cloud sharing service integrates with lots of different apps, helping your files stay organized.

WhatsDue

A simple tool to keep your class up to date and engaged with their assignments. HOW WHATSDUE WORKS.

  1.      Invite Parents and Students - All they need is the course code.
  2.      Add Assignments - Parents and Students will get push notifications in real time.
  3.      Watch Your Students Succeed - Your students will never miss an assignment again.

Did I miss out any of your favorite tool? Add it to the list in the comment box below. 

 

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About the Author
Author: Priyanka Gupta
Priyanka is a blogger by profession and has an increasing interest to write about the edtech space. While writing she keeps in mind the educators to come up with right resources and ideas which might be relevant for them in relation to effective use of technology in their profession and institutions/classrooms.
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