Apps for Clutter-Free Classrooms
Forget the paper sign-up sheets, countless flyers, notes home, you name it. Keep students (and class parents) on track with intuitive and helpful communication apps and tech tools this school year:
Coordinate classroom helpers and parent volunteers with the EASIEST, free online sign-ups from VolunteerSpot! Quick, simple scheduling tools make it easy for room parents, teachers and class leaders to set up a whole calendar of volunteer needs. 24/7 access from any device, anywhere makes it easy for more parents to get involved (no passwords required)! Plus, eCalendar syncing and automated reminders means no more no-shows! Get started
Store important files, forms and documents in the cloud with Dropbox (for for Apple or Android). Whether it's permission slips, waivers, or even class photos, Dropbox allows customizable access that will make it easy to communicate important classroom details with class parents.
You’ll never feel limited with the app that thought of almost everything. Evernote lets you create and share notes, organize checklists, bookmark and save articles, and present new ideas without having to create a presentation. Download for Apple or Android.
4. Google Docs
Give your students the option of skipping trips to the printer when submitting rough drafts for assignments. Ask students to turn in assignments using Google Docs and send their edits back instantly. Share presentations, spreadsheets and documents with your students and colleagues when planning events and projects for the school year. Download for Apple or Android.
Teachers, let your students and parents know important news the second you do. Remind allows anyone with the app to send each other quick messages instantly, and allows teachers to send quick reminders to the class about upcoming assignments, projects or major events. Students also have access teachers for online tutoring through the in-app chat. Download for Apple or Android.