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Teacher's Day: Five apps to enhance student engagement

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Published Sep 5, 2016, 5:53 pm IST
Updated Sep 5, 2016, 5:55 pm IST
Teacher’s day in India marks the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (Photo: Google)
 Teacher’s day in India marks the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (Photo: Google)

Teachers are an integral part of every student’s overall development, assisting them throughout school and college. They put in a lot of effort to make the learning curve simpler for children. However, not many realise how difficult it is for teachers to monitor each student separately. Well, technology can help bring a change and ease their lives.

With the advent of advanced apps, there are ways which can help teachers and professors increase engagement with students and help in better development of students with little effort.

On this occasion of Teacher's Day, we present five amazing apps that work as modern day tools for assisting teachers guide students seamlessly:

eBackpack app

eBackpack: eBackpack app excels in areas where other communication tools fail. Teachers can not only share class assignments and notes through this app but can even use the designated app tools to grade student’s assignment. The grades can directly be shared to each student through the app directly.

Teachers can even upload images and videos sharing feedback with students regarding their assignments. The other two unique features that aid the teachers are Classroom discussions and chat functionality.

Pocket
 

Pocket: Flow of Education happens not only in class but even beyond that. This app enables teachers to save articles, videos and all the important web content relating to class lectures. Teachers can look up to the saved matter instantly within no time through this app. Not only this, the saved content can be viewed in offline mode too.

The articles can be presented in a very easy to view layout that enhances the teachers reading experience. A special sharing feature allows teacher to share the saved meaningful content with the students. Pocket app has made sharing and communication between teachers and students easier than ever before.

nexGTV Kids App

nexGTV Kids App: nexGTV Kids, India's first Kids infotainment mobile app with Live kids TV channels, Movies, nursery rhymes, poems, animated series and TV shows. What is childhood without the moral teachings from the Tales of Panchtantra, the delightful to-and-fro witty conversations between Vikram & Betal, the goofiness and adventure of Ducktales or the heart-warming stories from Malgudi Days? 

In a bid to ensure that the upcoming, digital-first generation does not miss out on these entertaining yet educative shows, nexGTv, India’s biggest subscription-led video entertainment app and the flagship offering of DigiVive Services, has"nexGTv Kids" app. India’s first kids’ video & infotainment app, young viewers across the globe can now immerse themselves in an eclectic mix of wonderful stories and delightful characters from series both vintage and new that will not only entertain them, but will also aid healthy intellectual development in their growth years!

ClassDojo

ClassDojo: Unlike the above mentioned apps ClassDojo is not a class management app. This app acts as a platform for teachers through which they can share student’s feedback. Teachers share positive feedback for motivating the students to perform even better. By passing suitable comments like ‘keep it up’, ‘improving’ etc. teachers tend to elaborate on students behaviour.

Teachers can even share student’s feedback with their parents publically as well privately. This helps the parents to get a fair idea about their child’s performance. Use of this app in schools and universities shall save the time of preparing Newsletter too.

 Teacher Aide Pro 2

Teacher Aide Pro 2: Teacher Aide Pro 2 is the Android version of Teacher’s Assistant Pro. This app enables teachers to keep a track of students’ attendance as well as other related student information. Each students database is maintained under this app. Teachers can easily retrieve a particular student and their parents contact information on clicking a particular student’s name.

The teacher can directly contact the student and his/her parents via call or email, directly through this app. This app has a unique gradebook function through which teachers can assign different weights to different projects/assignment.

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