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All About Apps Reviews

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Description: This app is designed to send or schedule quick announcements to an entire class, group, or individuals. Educators can choose to send one-way messages or choose to send and receive messages. Messages can be received through any device that receives text messages. Phone numbers stay private with this app; students and parents don’t see the sender’s phone number. Teachers can use remind to send out a variety of different types of announcements. Some examples of announcements are due dates for homework assignments, schedule changes, motivational messages, and school-wide events. You can also use Remind to start conversations with parents and students. Teachers are able to set office hours to show the best times to reach them. Conversations can be used to share personalized feedback with students and parents, reach out when you notice missing assignments, provide support to set absent students, send home quick updates about student progress and hold office hours to answer questions. A weakness of the app is that it can take awhile to load or send out messages. Also, messages are limited to only 140 characters. However, this is a great app to conveniently communicate with parents and students in your classroom

Remind

iOS and Android

Teacher Apps

Educators K-12

Free

5 Stars

All About Apps Review

By: Cari Williams

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Description: Tales2go is great for children ages K-5 to help them with their Literacy Skills. Tales2go is your partner in the fight for better literacy, making it easier and more cost-effective to add a listening component to reading instruction. Repeated exposure to spoken words drives vocabulary acquisition and retention, which is a key component of reading proficiency. Tales2go streams over five thousand audiobook titles from leading publishers to desktops, laptops and mobile devices in the classroom and beyond. You can download just about any book to be heard by different storytellers. Students can hear the words being spoken and really get into the book. One weakness with this app is that the books only come in English. It would help if it came in other languages, so it could be integrated into language classes. One other weakness about the app is that the tech support is not the greatest. They have trouble communicating with customers in a timely manner.

All About Apps Review

By: Anne Fauss

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Description: Class Dojo is an app to help teachers, parents and students with classroom management. Every student has a profile and avatar. The teacher can assign positive or negative points throughout the school day. The app can be used on cell phones, computers, tablets, and SmartBoards. Every time a point is changed a sound plays to alert the class. The student profiles can be viewed by parents who have a login so they can monitor behavior from home. My students love the option of picking their own avatar and they work to earn points for rewards. The app is free and you can register at their website https://www.classdojo.com.

Class Dojo

Various

Teacher Apps- Productivity and support

Educators K-12

Free

5 Stars

All About Apps Review

By: Shannon Reynolds

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Tales2Go

iOS

Teacher Apps- Productivity and support

Educators K-5

Free app/subscription $9.99 montly/$99.99 annual

5 Stars