Some Handy iPhone Mobile Apps for Teachers

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In recent years, iPhone mobile apps have become quite a hit among teachers and educators, thanks to their convenience of use and a wide array of facilities. Initially educational smart phone applications were not so popular, however things began changing as the introduction of advanced audio-visual technologies turned the iPhone into a power-packed multimedia device.
When it comes to educational apps, one of the biggest needs for teachers is organization and task management. With a variety of tasks to manage every day, ranging from correcting tests and preparing lessons, to planning group activities or class projects, teachers have their hands full—and apps developers have been coming up with new ways to make their lives a bit easier. Here is a list of some of the most popular resources that mobile application development companies have come up with, for iPhone users.
Software to make classrooms wire free: Certain applications are popular because they fulfill long-standing needs of teachers. For example, Air Mouse is designed to make interactive whiteboard lessons less cumbersome. Basically, when teachers point their phone, the mouse moves on the screen, leaving teachers free to sit with their students at the back of a class and conduct lessons. This intuitive application runs wirelessly, without wires, connections, computers, making it one of the most powerful smart phone applications in education.

Another powerful app is Air Sharing Pro, which instantly opens connectivity between an iPhone and a WiFi connection or computer, using a WiFi service. All these iPhone mobile apps are remarkable for how easily they integrate with the other technologies used by teachers.
Audio recording software: Quick Voice iP is perfect for recording a variety of voice messages including complete lectures and emailing them. Audio Note is one of the most comprehensive audio recording smart phone applications. It allows audio and notes to be synced, and prepares automatic indexes of lectures and sessions. During recording, text additions can be made and stored for the next classroom session. The recordings can be shared easily via WiFi or email making them a complete recording tool.
Preparing tests: App developers have come up with various test making applications. Cram, for example, features an extensive bank of online tests and the ability to create flash cards and multiple choice question activities. It allows teachers to administer and manage tests and save the changes they make to the questions, making them a nifty tool for drawing up quick assignments for students.

Managing grades: The Apple Store features apps such as iGrade that allow teachers to store student grades and other important information such as attendance records, contact lists, and family details.
The audio-visual capabilities of iPhones have made educational applications a widely downloaded resource. Teachers are discovering ways to make their lives simpler and more organized as these apps can streamline daily tasks. Learning is also becoming more interactive, as most of these apps have easy sharing facilities. As iPhone mobile apps develop in more innovative directions, chances are, classroom lessons will never be the same again.

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