Use this awesome tool to turn any words into a song. It could be perfect for transition time... "Grab your composition notebook, pencil, and meet on the floor." I recently used this with a group of teachers and they all literally turned to listen. If it works with teachers, you know it will with kids!
This tool is so fun and easy. Students can use it for team building by video taping a music video where everyone participates. It takes less than a minute to tape and the results are awesome!
Brain breaks have become quite popular over the past few years to get students re-energized to learn. This app includes simple, fun games to use with students when they just need some downtime.
I heard about this tool, but never knew all that it can do. Teachers can have multiple cans for groups, label sticks by cognitive level, select question type for student ability, and so much more. Definitely worth organizing your class using this tool when students return back to school!
This tool is a yacker-tracker for the iPad. You can post it on the projector and give the class a decibel limit. It's also a great way to "vote" for a project or class decision by letting the app determine which received the most cheers.
This is a behavior management system where you can collect behavior data for each student. Teachers can even send this data to parents for instant communication and feedback. This would work great with a PBIS system or a student on an individualized behavior plan.
This simple tool is great to help students manage their time with assignments. You can program anytime and display it for kids.
If you love teamwork, this tool is for you! Kagan suggests giving each child think time, select the team first so no team is off the hook, and then select the student to share out. Everyone has to be ready to discuss which increased engagement and accountability.
This is such a fun, simple tool. Basically, put the iPad in the center of a group. Each person puts their finger on the iPad and the app slowly selects the person. Kids would love this. Hey-my husband and I might start using this for dish duty!
This last one is a bit pricey ($14.99) but it's worth it if you have a teacher iPad. You can collect formative notes on your students for all subject areas, sort students, group students, and so much more.
What are your favorite iPad apps to help manage your classroom?