Learner Management Systems

Planning/Assessment/Records/Student Behaviour

Teacher/Student response tools

Mindmapping

IT Support

Teacher organisational tools

Student tools


Learner Management Systems

Cost
Age
Usefulness (1-5)
Ease of use

Edmodo




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The Schoology app allows teachers and students to stay connected 24/7 to their learning management system. Assignments can be assigned, submitted, graded, and returned on the go. Also teachers can create messages, task lists, and keep everyone informed. Students can view assignments, collaborate with their peers, and get assistance on a variety of mobile devices.
Free
All
5
Easy
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Imvoto is an online tool that enables teachers to create assessment masters (ie collections of questions) mapped to their curriculum. Teachers can create questions from scratch or discover and re-use other teachers' questions. Assessments can be assigned to nominated groups or to individual students (so you can personalize the learning!). When your students log in to the Imvoto Learn app they will see the title of the assessment they need to work on. As students work their way through the assessment, teachers can use the questions screen to get an overview of how they are getting on. They are also able to look in detail at the responses of individual students to each of the questions.
Free while in beta mode
All


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Nearpodenables teachers to create multimedia presentations with interactive features using the cloud based content tools. They share this content with students in the classroom and control the activity with the Nearpod app. Students receive content and submit responses on their mobile devices using the Nearpod app. Teachers monitor classroom activity and measure student results.They can see all student activity in real-time, check attendance and identify students who log out from Nearpod. The upgrades give access to more features such increased number of students per session, more storage and ability to share slideshows with others.
Free (2 upgrade levels available)
All


Planning/Assessment/Records/Student Behaviour





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Teachers can use the Three Ring app to take a picture of a student's work, upload it to a free Three Ring account and organize it by student name, class or date. This is a great way to gather work samples without actually collecting pieces of paper. Just go around the room snapping images of your students' work. In your Three Ring account you can add note about the assignment (before and after the upload) for yourself, the student, and the student’s parents to see. You can create folders for each student in each of your classes. Check out the Three Ring website for details of features.
Free
Teachers


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Markup enables teachers to annotate and grade assignments directly on an iPad using their finger or a stylus. What makes Markup unique is Email Sync, which assigns each user a unique email address. Every document sent to this email address is automatically imported into the Markup app. This way, teachers can simply ask their students to send their assignments to the teacher's Sync email. No need to waste class time printing, collecting and handing out assignments.
$1.99
All
5
Easy
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TeacherKit is a personal organizer for teachers. It enables them to organize classes, and to track the attendance, grades and behaviour of students. It can be used to email both students and their parents.
Free
Teacher
5
Easy

TeacherTool
Free



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ClassDojo helps teachers to improve student behaviour in their classrooms quickly and easily. It captures and generates data on behaviour that can be shared. Teachers can use this app to give students real-time feedback on their behaviour while in class – if they display the ClassDojo website on an interactive whiteboard the app syncs with it straight away. Teachers can set up their classes either through the app or online at the ClassDojo website and then use the app on their mobile phone or iPad to record behaviours as they are moving around the classroom. One great feature of this tool is that teachers can customize the positive and negative behaviours they are focusing on. They can also send a parent code to parents so that they can see their child’s progress. Check out this YouTube video that demonstrates some of the features of ClassDojo.
Free
Primary & junior secondary students
5
Easy

Assessmate




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Using Showbie, students can share pictures, video, podcasts, presentations and other work. Teachers can review student work and provide feedback with document mark ups and voice recordings. Teachers can also use it with other educators to moderate student work.
Free but with in-app purchases
All


Teacher/student response tools

Cost
Age
Usefulness (1-5)
Ease of use
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With Socrative here are separateteacher and student versions of this app. The teacher asks questions (true/false, yes/no, quizzes etc), students respond with any handheld device. The teacher sees the results on their screen. Click here for a teacher review of this app. Click here for for an Edudemic post on suggested uses of tools such as Socrative in the classroom.
Free
All
5
Easy

eClicker





Audience





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Mindmapping

Cost

Age

Usefulness (1-5)

Ease of use

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SimpleMind+ is a mind mapping tool that turns your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch into a brainstorming, idea collection and thought structuring device.
Free (full functionality for $4.99)
All


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With Popplet you can capture your ideas, sort them visually in realtime & email them to friends. With the paid version you can create an unlimited number of online popplets, which can be shared with and edited by other Popplet users, both on the web at popplet.com and on their iPads.
Free for the Lite version but limited to one Popplet. $4.99 for the standard app
All
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Idea Sketch enables you to quickly and simply create mind maps on the iPad. One of the features of Idea Sketch that stands out is the option to flip back and forth between a web format and an outline format. This makes the app a good choice for students who occasionally prefer to a linear outline instead of a web layout. To switch to this format tap the “list” icon in the upper, right corner of the screen. Tap that icon again to switch back to the web format. Completed mind maps can be exported as images or shared via email. An in-app purchase give you extra features like additional colours, icons, and further export options.
Free (full functionality for $4.49)



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iThoughts HD enables you to visually organise your thoughts, ideas and information such as task lists, brainstorming, project planning, goal setting, concept mapping, course notes/revision, meeting notes.
$10.49
Teachers and secondary students


IT support

Cost

Age

Usefulness (1-5)

Ease of use

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Find great free apps with Apps Gone Free. Every day developers reduce the price of hundreds of apps to free for a limited time to try to stimulate excitement. Apps Gone Free filters through these apps to find the best ones. It is worth checking this app daily as many of the apps are only free for one day.
Free
Teachers
5
Easy
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ForwardIT is aimed at people new to all things digital, providing easy to understand tutorials on a variety of topics to help them to become more confident online.
Free
Teachers


Teacher organisational tools





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You can install Dropbox on your home and work computer, iPhone, iPad etc and any file you save to Dropbox will be automatically saved to all your devices.
Use it to: keep a backup of your work; access your files from anywhere; update files on the run and share certain files with colleagues.
Free
Teacher and Secondary students
4
Medium
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Box is a great alternative to Dropbox for file storage and sharing. You can create public and private shared folders to which you can send files that you want others to access. One difference to Dropbox is that you get get an email notification when someone has accessed the files. Box on the iPad offers the same features as Box on the web. The iOS app will sync with your online Box account so that you can access your files whenever and wherever you connect to the web. Creating a Box folder that you share with your students could be a great way to distribute content from your iPad to theirs. Whenever you update the folder you students can receive the newest files by just opening the Box app on their iPads. Check out this YouTube video which shows you how Box works.
Free
Teacher and Secondary students
4
Medium






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Use FlickStackr Explore to browse and discover photos in the Flickr universe. Full screen photo browser that lets you swipe through photos and zoom by pinching. (Landscape and Portrait).
Free (number of photos you can view at full screen mode is limited). $1.99 for additional functionality.
Teachers and all levels


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PhotoSync enables an easy transfer of photos and videos to or from computers and ios devices. When transferring photos to computers you will also require the free download file.
$1.99
Teachers and all levels
4
Easy
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CamScanner+ turns an iPhone/iPad into a personal scanner and fax. The app automatically corrects the perspective and you can enhance the image with a range of inbuilt tools. Export the final image as a PDF or JPEG and open in a range of readers or email, send to Evernote & Dropbox etc.
Use it to: file information relating to each of your students. Create a tag with each of their names and under each tag save the documents that you have scanned.
$4.49
(extra costs if used as a fax machine)
Teachers
5
Easy

Student tools

Cost
Age
Usefulness (1-5)
Ease of use
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inClass enables students to take and keep track of the notes they record in all of their courses. Students can organize notebooks for each of their courses within which they can include typed notes, audio notes, video notes, and pictures. The ability to store those four types of notes is what makes inClass particularly versatile.
Free
Secondary
5
Easy