I was reading Leisha’s blog post today titled ‘Apps for teachers’ and it made me feel inspired. It was also encouraging to know that there are plenty of resources out there to support teachers. In particular in this digital age it is quite encouraging to know that there are plenty of digital resources out their for providing this support. In Leisha’s post she mentions that the resources that she found remind her of the many things available to teachers. She also mentions that we just need to try out different options and see what will work best for us in our classrooms. I definitely agree with Leisha because as a pre-service teacher the prospect of teaching a classroom full of young children is a little daunting. However the knowledge of knowing that there are resources out there to support teachers in the classroom is quite encouraging (Luchetti, 2016).
I have found some websites that provide a variety of different apps that have been developed to support teachers in their quest to educate children and I thought it would be helpful to share these with others. The first website provides teachers with a variety of educational apps that teachers can utilize with their students in their classroom to help the students further their learning (Connell, 2012). This can be accessed here. The second website provides apps that will help teachers organize their life inside and outside of their classroom (Bird, 2013). This website can be accessed here. The third website provides a variety of apps that have been recognized as the best apps for teaching & learning in 2014 by the American Association of School Librarians. These apps have been identified as fantastic apps for developing inquiry-based teaching and learning (American Library Association, 2016). This website can be accessed here.
These are just a few websites that provide different apps to support teaching and learning in classrooms during the 21st century. Therefore if you are interested in finding more apps available to teachers I would suggest you type apps for teachers into google and you will soon find that the support is never ending. In conclusion of this post I am relieved to know that teachers have so many resources out there to support themselves as well as their students through teaching and learning in the 21st century.
American Library Association. (2016). Best apps for teaching and learning 2014. Retrieved
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Bird, K. (2013). 100 apps for teachers. Retrieved April 19, 2016, from
Connell, G. (2012). My 35 favorite free apps for teaching. Retrieved April 19, 2016, from
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