Well, I wanted to share an educational app that I think might be very useful for teachers. I've got it on my phone, but haven't had a chance to really use it yet. The app is called TeacherPal and it's for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod. It's also FREE...which is a bonus! :)
Basically it's a personal organizer where you can keep track of attendance, grades and behaviour of your students. It also stores information about each student (phone numbers, email addresses, etc.) Where I really see this being an extremely useful tool is during those times when your out and about with your students ... aka ... Field trips!
I don't know about you, but I bring a backpack with me every time we go on an outing, and its not just because I need a place to keep my lunch...it's for the class list, and the sheets of student information I have to have on me any time we leave the school grounds. That's where I see this little app shine ... because you've got all the information on your students right in the palm of your hands!
And here are some other reasons why I like this app:
- You can use the attendance feature to check you have everyone (I've never lost a student and I don't plan to any time in the future)
- If you ever do lose a student (god forbid!) you have a picture to show people what they look like
- You can use the behaviour feature to keep track of student behaviour when not in the classroom (and let the kids know you're doing it. . .tee hee)
If you have this app, I would love to hear how you use it. TeacherPal . . . get it!