Looking at the current situation of the world, technology is one of the most important things holding it all together. After the pandemic broke out many countries are on complete lockdown where schools and other public institutes are closed entirely. It has been 6 months since the pandemic broke out and schools have been shut causing a lot of loss of education for students everywhere. Many schools have taken an initiative to start online classes and facilitate students with education so that they do not miss out on much while under lockdown. To help teachers all over we have made a list of all the iPad applications that can provide online class help. Teachers can use this app and make things a lot easier for them and their students.
Zoom is a godsend for teachers and even people who are working from home. It has become a mode of communication between teachers and students. Teachers are easily able to conduct online video calls for their classes and conduct an interactive active class. Zoom is a cloud platform for hosting different meetings. Using this application, teachers can even share their screens and show the students things such as slideshows and lectures. The free version allows teachers to conduct 40 minute lessons which is usually how long a class is. Teachers can also buy the application to conduct classes for an unlimited amount of time.
Kahoot is a very interactive application. It helps you turn your classes or lectures into a game. All you have to do is put in the questions and answers into the application and it will turn it into a virtual game that the students can play whenever they want. Teachers can design different Kahoots to enable the learning of their students. They can also conduct these Kahoots during online classes as an interactive session. For a more inclusive class, teachers can design different Kahoots that are according to the differential achievement of their students. In the end of each Kahoot you can see the results and what your learning outcomes were.
Seesaw is the complete package for students, parents and even teachers. It allows students to create a portfolio where they post all about the work they have been currently doing to show their teachers and parents. The next step comes where teachers can give their opinions and valuable feedback on the posts that students make. After the teachers have given their feedback parents can interact on the students post and see what their teachers are saying about them. Teachers can also introduce different interactive activities that the children can enjoy and learn from. In such testing times such an application is very handy.
4) Google Classroom
Google classroom is a wonderful application for teachers and students to share notes, assignments and other documents. Teachers can use Google classroom to conduct discussions, make different announcements and the application allows teachers and students to interact. Moreover, teachers can grade the assignments and other coursework that the students submit. All the materials that the teachers upload in the classroom are organized properly so that there are no confusions.
Remind is a social interaction application that helps teachers, students and parents interact with each other outside of the class. Teachers can use this application to have group chats with the parents and students and talk about their academic progress. Teachers can also communicate with the parents in a private chat individually to discuss the progress of each child. The chats can include documents, links and even images. The best part about this application is that it translates into over 90 languages which makes it a lot easier for the teachers to communicate with parents who do not have English as their first language and speak a different language.
6) Class Tree
Class tree is an application for the times that are not spent in quarantine. It is for when teachers have to run after their students to get permission slips signed for field trips. This application allows teachers to ask the teachers online. They can set up an announcement along with an e-invite. Furthermore, it helps teachers correspond with parents if they have any questions regarding the field trip. Parents can make comments on the post and teachers can manage them. This application also enables teachers to see which parent has seen the e-invite and who hasn’t replied.
Trello is an application that helps students collaborate and work individually on different group projects. This application allows students to create different checklists to keep organized and stay on track with their schedules. Moreover, you can share pictures that can be viewed by different participants. Other members of the group can assign each other with tasks that they can complete while viewing their progress. Once each task is completed it can be easily deleted off the application. The application has a bookmark system that allows you to come back to the point where you left earlier.
Teachers have a hard time keeping track of all the data for their class such as attendance, over all grades and other class details. Using this application, teachers can design proper timetables and even calculate grades for mid-term and final term examinations. These features are available for the free version but teachers can also purchase the paid application and get added benefits. The application is very easy to use by teachers who are not very tech savvy.
Doceri is an application that has successfully replaced the use of whiteboards. Using the touch feature of the iPad you can easily draw on the pictures you chose and highlight the areas as they describe them. This can help make classes be more interactive as teachers can easily discuss diagrams, draw different pictures so that students find it easier to understand concepts such as venn diagrams. The application also allows live recording so that the lecture can be uploaded later on from the same application.
10) Epic Unlimited Books For Kids
This iPad application has a large expanse of books for students in America and Canada. Many teachers find it very difficult to gather books for their students that are age appropriate. Using this application, teachers can access 15000 books for free. The books are wide range and from different publishers. The teacher’s version of the application includes many lesson plans along with videos that can help teachers deliver their lectures in a better way. Students can pick out reading lists and then choose new books to read after they finish one. There are many more iPad applications that can make the lives of teachers a lot easier. They need all the online class help they can get. So we hope you found this list helpful, our experts suggest you to try out many other applications out there so that you can experience new things and might stumble across something very useful. In these testing times we should be considerate of our teachers trying day and night to make things easier for the students so that they don’t miss out on anything important.