There really couldn’t be a better time to be a teacher, than today with all of the modern technology that we have at our fingertips. From laptops to iPhones to iPads, there are all sorts of great tools available to make teaching more productive and more fun for everyone. Check out the top 10 awesome iPad apps that are available right now.
Dropbox: Anyone who has used Dropbox on their PC knows how great it is. If you are not familiar with it, you should: Dropbox is an online file storage app that lets you say ‘so long’ to the days of flash drives and other storage devices. All you need to do is sign up to store files online, and then you can access them from your iPad or your computer.
Things for iPad: A great task manager to help you keep track of things you need to do in your classroom and your appointments outside of it.
Evernote: You no longer need to have a notebook or a daily planner to keep track of your lesson plans. All you need to do is to enter your plans and notes into your iPad by text or by voice.
QuickVoice Recorder: This is a great tool to record portions of your class and to use to get feedback. Or you can use it review how well you conducted a particular lesson at school. All in all, a great tool for teachers!
Neu.Notes: This great tool allows you to take handwritten notes on your iPad, and also hand sketches. It is a great tool for teachers because it operates just like a white board. All you need to do is turn on your iPad and starting sketching.
TED Videos: Now you can access the outstanding TED site from your iPad and iPhone. You can tap into thousands of fascinating and educational speeches on any topic imaginable. Great for facilitating discussions in the classroom.
Skitch: You can mark up your photos, maps, webpages and screenshots so that you can share them with your class. A great tool for learning.
Twitter: An oldie but a goodie! Now you can use this cool app to stay up to date on the newest educational trends. Some teachers now use Twitter in the classroom with their students as a learning tool, as well.
Science 360: Produced by the National Science Foundation, this app gives you access in the classroom to science and engineering pictures from everywhere. A great way to reinforce what you are teaching to your students.
Alge-Bingo: Helps you to teach algebra to your students. They can develop their skills in solving algebra equations by playing Bingo. This was actually created by a high school teacher with more than 20 years of teaching experience.
As you can see, there are great, useful iPad apps that are great for teachers. You will be amazed what is out there when you start looking!