Technology is an integral part of all of our lives and will likely continue to be in our daily existence for the foreseeable future. Given that  and students are so comfortable using technology, many teachers are continually seeking new educational apps to enrich students’ classroom environments. With new innovative apps revolutionizing the way students engage in their learning experience, it can be hard to identify which tools will optimize students’ educational experience. Here we have put together some of the most notable educational apps that can reshape your classroom into an innovative learning space.

Canva for Education

 is a graphic design platform that can be an effective useful resource for educators. Teachers can use this powerful digital tool to create and bring visually engaging lessons to life. If you’re not too keen on creating lessons or digital resources from scratch, then you’ll be happy to learn that the app comes preloaded with thousands of free templates for you to customize.

It’s not just for teachers, students too can use Canva to create projects, posters, videos, and more. They can create mind maps, manage study groups or group projects, add amination to videos and presentations, and so much more. As long as you are an active teacher with a verified educational email you can access Canva for free.

Flip

, formally known as Flipgrid, is a video discussion platform from Microsoft where students have digital discussions through an app in a fun and engaging way. The way it works is that teachers create a group which Flip calls a “learning community” and invite students to the group. The teacher then creates a topic that will spark a conversation and each student responds to the prompt by recording and sharing short videos about the given topic.

This no-cost educational app is a great way for students to express themselves and share their thoughts and ideas in a fun and exciting format. It’s also an excellent tool for less sociable students because they get the opportunity to record their responses without the added stress of being called upon by the teacher or having to speak in front of the classroom. Flip has gained popularity among students because it provides a social media-type experience with peers, allowing them to enhance their videos by adding stickers, emojis, and drawings.

Quizlet

 is a widely popular educational app for learning and studying and it just got better with the integration of their AI-powered tools. Teachers love using this app because it can engage all students of all levels. With various study modes, flashcards, matching, and tests, students can pick which method works best for the way they like to learn. Additionally, with the integration of AI students can now use the platform to turn their notes into flashcards or other modes of learning, as well as get personalized homework help with AI-powered tutoring. The app also incorporates gamification elements like achievements and leaderboards to help students stay engaged in what they are learning. Overall, this app makes the learning process more enjoyable for students.

ChatGPT

Open AI developed  a groundbreaking artificial intelligence chatbot system that is taking the world by storm. This new tech tool is and students learn. Educators are using this valuable tool to assist in their lesson planning by brainstorming new lesson ideas and/or to help refine their lesson plans. It’s also useful for creating educational content like quizzes or worksheets which can be tailored to each students’ specific needs.

Another key benefit of ChatGPT is its ability to help answer students’ questions. This feature can be handy when students need further clarification or additional explanation on what they are learning in the classroom. It’s important to note that ChatGPT is something new, and since we don’t know a lot about it just yet, the information that it gives out should be thoroughly evaluated and only used as a complementary resource.

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is another top choice for best educational apps mainly because it seamlessly integrates with all other Google apps and services like Google Docs, Slides, etc., making it a central hub for teachers to provide students with information directly. Teachers can make announcements, start discussions, provide feedback, create assignments, collect assignments, and provide grades all within the platform.

This streamlined process is a game-changer for teachers because it not only saves time but also enhances the assessment process. Students love it too because it’s easy to navigate, they can access all of their classes within one app, and the platform sends notifications helping students stay on top of their responsibilities.

Selecting Classroom Apps

When selecting classroom apps, consider your audience. Will younger children or adults be using this app? If so, you may want to look for an easy-to-use interface. Also, think about your learning goals. Does it align with your curriculum? What will the students get from using this app? In addition, you’ll want to consider if the app can be customized to meet the needs of all learners and if it’s engaging and motivating for students. Is it compatible with all devices, or is it only available for specific devices? Carefully consider these questions when choosing your educational apps for the classroom.

The options for educational apps seem endless, but when you do your research and carefully evaluate each app based on your wants and needs, then you will find the right apps for your classroom needs.