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It can be a challenge to find Android apps for education. Here are a few that may be helpful for your students.
Do your students struggle with their organization? Perhaps helping them use their Smartphone technology as I say, “a tool not just a toy.”
School Helper is an extremely useful app, which provides everything that a student needs to keep his school life organized. No matter if you want to insert your timetable for looking it up, calculating your average in a subject or just write down a little note to a topic, with School Helper it’s easy as never before.

This App has won the junior prize at the first international app art awards, initiated by the center for art and mediatechnology in Karlsruhe.

The app supports english and german, if you want to have another language please write me and I’ll try to translate it.

Features:
– Add Widgets to your homescreen (timetable, homework & exam)
– Insert your Timetable
– Display an overview of a subject
– Direct access to the next homework/exam from the mainmenu
– Enter your marks
– Weight your marks
– Calculate the needed mark for your desired average
– Display an mark overview for all subjects
– Enter your homework
– Prioritize your homework
– Write down some notes
– Insert your next exams
– You have more than one week? activate it in settings

If you still find some german words, please report them to me!

School Manager Helper is an app that will help you in organization of time.

You will have some tool like Note, Recorder, Web, Calendar, Calculator,Votes,Times,Bt Chat..
The app was created with the idea of doing something simple, immediate and graphically beatiful.

(Free) School Helper: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.onedroid.schoolhelper

HomeWork & TimeTable app for students.
Widgets for timetable and homework.

NEW APP PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE INTERFACE TO GOOGLE CALENDAR.

1. HomeWork app to keep track of your homework and Timetable.

2. The app has five(5) main screens:
– Main Menu
– List with all homework assignments, sorted on date, with counters for the amount of homework not “done” yet.
– List with all Exams, sorted on date,
– Timetable for the current day
– Timetable for the current week

3. You can define your own subjects/lessons.
You can define the start and end times of the lessons.
Upto 20 lessons per day.

You can define contact information for each subject.

HomeWork (Free) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=klwinkel.huiswerk

School Helper is an extremely useful app, which provides everything that a student needs to keep his school life organized. No matter if you want to insert your timetable for looking it up, calculating your average in a subject or just write down a little note to a topic, with School Helper it’s easy as never before.

This App has won the junior prize at the first international app art awards, initiated by the center for art and mediatechnology in Karlsruhe.

The app supports english and german, if you want to have another language please write me and I’ll try to translate it.

Features:
– Add Widgets to your homescreen (timetable, homework & exam)
– Insert your Timetable
– Display an overview of a subject
– Direct access to the next homework/exam from the mainmenu
– Enter your marks
– Weight your marks
– Calculate the needed mark for your desired average
– Display an mark overview for all subjects
– Enter your homework
– Prioritize your homework
– Write down some notes
– Insert your next exams
– You have more than one week? activate it in settings

If you still find some german words, please report them to me!

School Helper (Free): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.onedroid.schoolhelper

 

 

This is an award winning website that has a very solid article about the use of Smartphones in the classroom. It is well worth reading. Although some apps are recommended in this article, in my professional opinion, they are not the best ones  – however, they are solid and good to work with.

Some Ideas about Teaching with SmartPhones.

 

This is an interesting platform where students and others (teachers too) can become mentors to others around the world. My immediate thoughts are that it has a lot of potential, yet using it in an educational setting I have to weigh the cons too. There is a significant concern about teachers going live online in the event that photos are abused, or they are accused of abuse of some sort. What do you think?

Meritful | A professional development network.

 

The Art of Taking Notes: A Collection of Strategies | Write It Down: Best Note-taking Practices | Learnist.

 

Claire begins by saying, “We need to better prepare the next generations for the reality of today and tomorrow, so they are well equipped to make this world a better place.” This is well worth listening to and sharing with your friends and colleagues.  Claire shares in a transparent fashion a deeply meaningful, life affirming and visionary hope for education.

Claire Boonstra at TEDxAmsterdamED – YouTube.

 

Yes, this story is moving and has a wow factor, but I think that it is important to ask ourselves as educators (as a community) how we can help develop the ability for children to become engaged and then develop higher level thinking that moves towards innovation.

Self-taught African Teen Wows M.I.T. – YouTube.