Apps for Teachers



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Educators can use the app to
  • Take notes during staff meetings or professional development.
  • Record student's reading aloud, then re-visit at a later time to add notes about student's fluency.
  • Take pictures and make notes of student work.
  • Notes can also be accessed from a computer online at Evernote with your account log-in.
April Riley,
Instructional Tech Specialist
Class Dojo
Teachers can use Class Dojo to* Manage behaviors of each individual students.
  • Develop friendly competition in group cooperation.
  • Track behaviors and produce data to share with administrators and parents.
  • Access also available through the Class DoJo website, any smartphone, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, tablet, and computer!.

April Riley,
Instructional Tech Specialist

Teachers can use the app to create and submit help desk forms. (There is even an app for administrators to use for walkthroughs and appraisals!)
Andrea Ferreira,
4th Grade Teacher
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Too Noisy
Keeps noise level under control in a classroom, lunchroom, or hallway.
  • Change sensitivity settings according to class needs
  • Place under document camera for students to see
Andrea Ferreira,
4th Grade Teacher
Access your computer from anywhere!
  • Control your smartboard with your iPad from across the classroom
  • Gives you mobility while teaching (you're no longer stuck at the laptop/smartboard while teaching)
Andrea Ferreira,4th Grade Teacher
A safe way for teachers to text parents and students safely.
  • send reminders to your classes (or groups) and parents
  • use the app or website to text parents/students
  • your phone number is NOT shared with anyone
Andrea Ferreira,4th Grade Teacher
ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard
ShowMe turns your iPad into an "interactive whiteboard."
  • Teachers can create tutorials to post on their webpage for students to review a concept. - Excellent tool for the Flipped or Blended classroom!
  • Teachers and students can create recordings to introduce or review a concept.
  • Students can create recordings to demonstrate their learning on any topic.
April Riley, AISD Instructional Tech Specialist
Tellagami app lets you create and share a quick animated message called a "Gami."
  • Teachers and students can create a quick avatar-like video to demonstrate their understanding of any concept.
  • Teachers and students can create a look-alike avatar to introduce themselves to the class at the beginning of the year.
  • Students can create a video to teach others about a topic or give a report about a book.
April Riley, AISD Instructional Tech Specialist
Haiku Deck
Teachers and students can create quick, yet professional looking presentations to share with the class.
April Riley, AISD Instructional Tech
Store your files in Dropbox to access them from any device (app or online on computer).
  • share folders with others
  • FREE 2GB of storage
  • works offline
  • store any file type (pictures, music, docs, ppts, etc.)
April Riley, AISD Instructional Tech
MyScript Calculator - Handwriting calculator
MyScript Calculator - Handwriting calculator
Turns handwriting into calculated results
Jonna Young,
computer lab McCall
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Teachers have a grader with them at all times at the tip of their fingers! Just insert the number of problems and it will give you the grade! So handy!
Julie Johnson, 2nd grade, McCall Elem.
Kahoot is a game-based classroom response system. Create and play quizzes, discussions or even surveys (which we call Kahoots) using any device with a web browser.
Angi Tims, Daniel Ninth Grade Campus Principal.
Genius Scan
Genius scan allows you to convert any picture taken with cell/ipad into a PDF and then email to yourself/others.
Michele Wright, Biology, 9th grade campus/AHS
ZipGrade turns your phone or tablet into an optical grading machine similar to a Scantron. It reads free-to-download answer sheets in multiple sizes. Provide instant feedback to students by grading exit tickets, quizzes, and formative assessments as soon as they finish.
*Free download and 100-scans per month
*Unlimited Scanning: $6.99 for 1 year
Michele Wright, Biology, 9th grade/AHS

Keeper® is a secure, powerful and easy-to-use password manager for your iPhone®, iPad® and Mac®. Keeper works seamlessly across all of your mobile devices, tablets, computers and web browsers.

Denise Dugger, Central Office
Stick Pick App
  • A great way to make sure you are calling on all students
  • Suggests question starters for learners at different levels and also records how well students respond
  • Questions can be differentiated, based on Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Teachers can rate each ESL student's answer by using an elaboration rubric
Lynda Kunkel
Second Grade
McCall Elementary
Too Noisy Light
Great visual for children to self manage their volume in the classroom.
Kristen Crawford - Vandagriff

Allows teachers or students to create flashcards to review materials
Dan Peterson-AHS