Time-saving teaching apps that help school teachers


Got a minute? If you haven’t then you might want to keep reading as this post highlights different apps that will help you get more done, faster. When it comes to making lesson plans, marking homework, scheduling your school week and an array of other tasks that teachers face, there is an app for almost everything!

Knowing what is available can take a lot of time to research, so Tradewind Recruitment has handpicked a selection of helpful apps for you!

Quick Key 

This enables your phone to scan quizzes, tests and surveys on paper. You upload the right answers and, as you hold your phone over the answer sheets, it scans and marks the submitted answers.  This app is free.


A powerful app that provides an easy way for teachers to send prompts and quizzes to students’ devices in private virtual classrooms. This one is also free.  Helpfully, this app can be used on any device or platform you want.


Trello is proving very popular with teachers, not just for project management tasks but also collaborative team-working. As of September 2014, the number of Trello users exceeded 5 million. It makes project management simple and the app works on iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. The basic version of the app is free.

Google Classroom

This tool from Google is designed for use with Google Apps for Education. The best thing about this recently released teaching aid is that it allows teachers to create and collect assignments paperlessly. It is a great time-saver, allowing you to easily place a document, such as an assignment, in each of your student’s folders and to monitor progress and completion of tasks.

That completes our roundup of the apps that can help free up some time allowing you to focus on other teaching tasks (or kick back and relax!). The evolving use of technology in schools is an exciting and interesting trend that offers much in terms of innovation.   

We think that our digitally savvy teachers are equipped to meet the challenges of teaching in classrooms of the future where the use of apps and other digital technology will play an important and growing role.

As a specialist UK teaching agency with offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, St Albans and Chelmsford, Tradewind Recruitment are well placed to find teachers great roles in great schools. 

Register with us today and let us help you find teaching jobs in UK schools. Source: http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/nov/12/time-saving-apps-teachers