5 top classroom apps for the new school year

By Laura Devaney, Director of News, @eSN_Laura
September 15th, 2016

These curated apps are helpful for students and teachers as a new school year gets underway


Education is increasingly mobile, and if you have access to mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, chances are you’re using apps for learning, classroom management, personal organization, and more.

But not all apps are created equal. Some don’t live up to the hype, others claim to offer educational benefits but fall short, and others offer paltry features for free before moving to in-app purchases.

Every week, eSchool News features a new app curated by the editors of Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.

Here, based on reader response, are five of our most popular Apps of the Week. If you’d like to browse all of our featured apps, simply click here. (Note: Some apps are free, others require payment. eSchool News editors have not reviewed the apps.)

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