Apps For Classroom Management

Hi everyone,

I'm here to share some fabulous apps that I have been using in my classroom. I shared these on my Instagram and my Facebook page a few weeks ago and I was blown away with all the positive reactions from everyone!


First up is the Classroom Timer app. I do use a Time Timer in my classroom already but this app is great for displaying on the Smart board or taking to a center activity,
where the classroom timer might not be as visible. 
My students really love using the timer because it helps them keep track all by themselves, without having to ask me how much time they have left for an activity. 


I'll be honest with you... Like anything else that is new in the classroom, it takes a few tries to get your students to use this tool effectively. The first time I projected it on the Smart board, I had students starring at it to see what was happening
(even though it looks EXACTLY like our timer that is hanging on the wall!). 

My tip? Let them stare at it!
They will soon learn that it may not be the most effective strategy to getting their work done on time.
Next time around, I promise that they will turn their eyes away and only peak when they need to monitor themselves ;)


This next apps is the random name selector and it is so much fun!
We use a "pick me sticks" system in our class and this app is our very own digital version of it! 
When I know that my students need a little something different,
I put away our sticks and pull out this app.
I love that you can set it to choose students only once. 
This way, everyone gets a turn. Just like my sticks system!



Next up, the Classroom Team Selector.
It is a quick, fun, and effective way to select random groups. You can change the theme so it's different every time.
You can also set it to make 2, 4, or 8 teams.
The kids always get excited to see who will be placed in which group!



This one is my favorite! The Too Noisy app is seriously amazing!!
I project this on my Smart board during group work, such as centers. 
You can also use it when students are working on activities that require them to
get up and move, such as read/write the room. 

I love this app because I no longer have to remind my students when they are being too loud, the app does it for me! The kids see the smiley face turn to a frown face and they monitor their voices right away.
The fact that the whole screen changes color is great too because it helps students notice it from way across the room!


Here is a picture of the Too Noisy app being used in my classroom.

Here are 2 more apps for classroom management. 
They are perfect for using positive reinforcement in the classroom!

It only takes a few minutes to sign up and set up your classroom :)




I hope you found some new apps that you can use in your classroom!


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13 comments

  1. I am loving these apps Valerie! Thank you so much! I will definitely be using these in my classroom. So glad you posted about this:)
    Sarah
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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  2. Love the idea of the Too Noisy app. I am downloading as we speak. Thank you!
    Mels
    Ms. K/1 ELL

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  3. Thanks so much for these wonderful tools! How did you get it to display from your iPad to the smartboard?

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  4. The Too Noisy app is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing. It has helped so much in my Pre-K classroom that even my assistant and I are quieter. :-)

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  5. How do you get your smart board to display the apps? Please share!

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  6. how can u download these apps?

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  7. Thanks so much for these wonderful tools! How did you get it to display from your iPad to the smartboard?

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  8. Once you download the app how do you get it to display on your Smartboard? I love all these apps and have just downloaded now I need to figure out how to display them.
    Rambling About Reading

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  9. Apple sells a connection cord to project your ipad to smart board.

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  10. Yes please share, how do u connect ipad?

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  11. Look for a software app called Reflector - it wirelessly conects to your apple devices.

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  12. The free version of Too Noisy doesn't seem to be in the App store?

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  13. There is an online version of Too Noisy that you can pull up on your computer :)

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