Tablet-based Tools For Teachers

On this page you will find some apps that can be used on both iOS and Android devices.There are multiple platforms when it comes to using tablets, and this means, unlike online tools that work on any computer/device, not all tools will be available on all tablets. The focus of this section is on educational apps that work mainly on tablets, either iPads or Android-based tablets. Also the focus is not on old-style pedagogy, but rather apps that are aligned with the new digital pedagogy. As such all of the apps listed are capable of being used for correcting, conversation, creation, or chaos.

iPad Applications

  • Remind is a messaging app that allows teachers to stay in touch with pupils and teachers. (iOS and Android)
  • Little Writer is a tracing app that lets children trace letters to learn how to write them.
  • MyStory allows younger children to create animated and narrated stories on their iPads.
  • VideoScience is more than just science lessons (as there are many here) but also encourages hands-on participation.
  • SeeTouchLearn is aimed at younger children and allows them to look at picture cards and then respond to questions.
  • SightWords is for children learning to read and it presents some of the common words inside fun videos so they are learned in context. Also see TapToTalk.
  • Evernote Peek allows pupils to create their own flashcards for learning, so that they can self-assess their knowledge or each other.
  • Khan Academy which is available online too is a great resource of videos - while not really in line with the digital pedagogy outlined here it does provide useful resources for teachers and pupils to view.
  • Lumosity is a great app to encourage pupils to think creatively. It is also available online. (iOS and Android)


Android Applications

  • Remind is a messaging app that allows teachers to stay in touch with pupils and teachers. (iOS and Android)
  • Math Duel attempts to make maths fun adopting a game like approach to learning maths. Also see Zeus, Broken Calculator, AniMaths.
  • eduDroid is an app that is aimed at primary school children and cover many topics such as reading, phonics, spelling, numbers, etc.
  • HighSchool Physics tends to be a little old style in pedagogy but does provide a rich resource for learning physics.
  • Lumosity is a great app to encourage pupils to think creatively. It is also available online. (iOS and Android)