When teachers and students have the ability to use tablets in the classroom, it seems the educative process is running smoother than it ever has. Tablet applications are being developed day by day that help both teachers and students learn, and have fun in the learning process. These applications allow teachers to work with students more in one-on-one instead of the old system of everyone on the same level. Some students learn quickly, and others are slower at picking up the information. Tablets are allowing educators the ability to quickly analyze their student’s levels and to work with them on their most challenging processes. There was a day in the educative system that administrators assumed technology was a hindrance. When this writer attended school, it was illegal for a student to even have a calculator. Educators have discovered that technology can actually help students learn faster and more efficiently. Below are some of the best tablet applications that have been developed to aid teachers and students in the education process:
These applications are strictly for teachers usage.
Teacher Kit provides a simple system of keeping attendance, noting behavior in students, grade management, and many other items that a teacher once needed to fill out papers for. Taking student’s time while filling out Department of Education paperwork has always been a serious issue. This app will help alleviate that problem.
Remind 101 is a free application that allows a teacher the ability to remind students of assignments or tests. It is also a great program allowing teachers to be in contact with parents about their child’s education.
Classroom Ideas to Go provides lessons and activities to help the teacher plan each day in the classroom. Finding the “right” activity for students can sometimes be very stressful. This application will aid with that issue.
Special Needs Students
AutismXpress is an app developed for autistic students. This program will help that autistic student understand their emotions. Students will learn how to express themselves through games and puzzles.
Dragon Dictation helps students who have problems in speech or motor abilities to write like pros. They just speak into the microphone, and the program types it out.
The following apps are great in regular courses such as math, science, and others.
Grammar Jammers has applications for the different levels in language. A teacher can choose primary, elementary, middle, or above. This great program will teach grammar in a fun way.
Sushi Monster is a great math app. Students can play the game and learn math all at the same time. As they progress, the math difficulty level gets harder. Math teachers nationwide are extremely happy with Sushi Monster.
Virtual Frog Dissection . There is no need for the science teacher to bring a bunch of dead frogs to school anymore. With this app, students can dissect and learn about the organs of a frog on their tablets.
These are just a sample of the many applications that can be used in classrooms. It does make good sense that tablets are allowed, and even supplied in the education process. If these tablets are managed properly, education can be both fun and simple for students and teachers alike.