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Top Ten Best Apps to Help Achieve State Standards in the Classroom

This is a list containing ten of the best apps and websites used by teachers to help achieve the required state standards set for each grade level. Regardless of the grade level that you teach there is at least one app on this list that will be beneficial in helping your K-12 students succeed!

1

Augmented reality coloring app

Augmented reality coloring app

Quiver is a great app for the younger students learning to color because they are able to see their creations come to life. Teachers should go to the Quiver website to print these special coloring pages, then have their students color them as normal. Once they are finished students should grab an iPad or iPhone, open the app and watch as their very own pictures come to life!

http://www.quivervision.com/

2

Story telling app and website

Story telling app and website

Little Bird Tales is a storytelling app and website in which students can create their very own story including images, audio, artwork, and more! Stories created by students can also be shared via email with busy parents, so they can view their child's work. With the use of this app, students not only practice their reading and writing, but they feel empowered while doing so.

https://littlebirdtales.com/

3

App that helps students write in fun ways

App that helps students write in fun ways

Write about has students write about a given topic, then read their writing through a voice recorder so the teacher can listen to them speak and take notes on their reading skills. Students also receive instant and individual feedback. Their work can also be published to anywhere in the world if permitted by the teacher and parents. This is yet another great reading and writing tool that empowers young writers!

http://www.writeaboutapp.com/

4

Learning a new language in 5-20 minutes a day

Learning a new language in 5-20 minutes a day

Duolingo is a free app that helps students learn a new language. With two different settings, one for beginners and one for the more advanced the app personalizes itself for the student. It also offers quizzes, self-assessments, and oral exams with bot conversations. Foreign language teachers can use this app to assess their students or to give homework which will give the students the extra help they need in mastering the language!

https://www.duolingo.com/

5

Behavioral app

Behavioral app

ClassDojo is a behavioral app that allows parents and teachers to monitor their children and students throughout the school day. It is designed to help create a more positive and happy classroom while giving the students a voice. No good deed goes unnoticed, and parents are informed when their child makes a good decision for the betterment of the classroom! Points are given to each student and depending on what the teacher prefers individual students or the classroom as a whole can earn prizes!

https://www.classdojo.com/

7

Homework and study app

Homework and study app

The Got It app is typically used for students from grades six to the college level, helping with homework and offering study tools. Students who need help with their homework can take a picture or video of their worksheet and help will be instantly provided. The app also offers a one on one chat session with a tutor in real time to help the student get a more personalized and effective learning experience!

https://www.got-it.co/

8

Presentation binder app

Presentation binder app

Moxtra is a communication and collaboration tool which allows for constant communication, file sharing, and teachers can even assign tasks. Students are given virtual binders that they can organize by subject which is great for students who are just entering middle school and even beyond that. It is very organizational, and an overall great resource for teachers, students, and parents!

http://moxtra.com/

9

Formative assessment app

Formative assessment app

Poll Everywhere is an app that allows teachers to assess their students through multiple choice questions. Instant feedback is given, however, this feedback is only for the classroom as a whole and not for the individual student. This is a great app for teachers because it gives them a real sense of where their students are, and what they need to change to help them better understand. The app is also not necessary for download for the students, so those without technology do not need to worry!

https://www.polleverywhere.com/app

10

Communication app

Communication app

Remind 101 is an app that allows for communication between teachers and students. Teachers use this app to make mass announcements to their students to remind them of upcoming events. Teachers can also send parents with the app permission slips that can, in turn, be electronically signed for field trips or other things that need parental permission. It is great for offering instant communication for last minute changes without the need for sharing personal phone numbers. This safe, electronic agenda is the perfect tool for simple communication in and outside of the classroom!

https://www.remind.com/

6

Formative or summative assessment website

Formative or summative assessment website

Socrative is a website in which teachers can create tests and quizzes to assess their students. They can create multiple choice, short answer, and true or false questions for each quiz. Results are instant, and immediate feedback is given to each student. This is a great way to digitally assess students during the given lesson to see how well they are understanding the material, or at the end of the lesson to see if they have mastered the material!

https://www.socrative.com/