In the spirit of the holidays we will bring you 12 Days of App-mas. Each day we will offer an app for education. We will offer suggestions for how the app can be used in a class. Comment with ways you have used these apps.
App: TeacherKit Download from the App Store
Description: TeacherKit is a personal organizer for teachers. It enables teachers to organize classes, and students. Its simple and intuitive interface enables teachers to track the attendance, grades and behavior of students.
TeacherKit allows you to easily:
- Create custom seating charts
- Take attendance – or allow students to check in on your iPad when entering the classroom
- Keep track of behavior, positive or negative
- Access a powerful, exportable, grade book
- and more…
Here are some images from the TeacherKit website.
Organize multiple classes into “rooms”
View student attendance, behavior and grades using the student card.
Create a seating chart
Add behavior notes
In our Digital Literacy classes 7th graders have been working on two problems.
- Getting all students to engage or participate in class discussions.
- Homework management.
Students are investigating what works, what doesn’t, and how to incorporate their iPads into a system that helps to solve both problems.
11.30.13, Guest post by 7th grader Nicole:
In Digital Literacy 7, we have been figuring out a solution for putting all our homework assignments in one place, even if the teachers do not have a google calendar. Many fellow students of mine have chosen to simply “copy and paste” the assignments into their calendar everyday. Is this the only solution, or is there something easier? This is what we are trying to figure out. By doing so, we are making it easier to answer the simple, but effective question: What’s tonight’s homework? I like this because it makes it easier to find out what is for homework. I don’t understand why we have to go through the process of copying and pasting the homework for one class every morning, only because we would have to get to the teachers website either way. This doesn’t make it any easier because some teachers change their homework.
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