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Free apps for interactive teaching and learning

Cleverstore – free apps for interactive teaching and learning

As teachers push on through into the final summer term, they may be looking for ideas to better engage their hot and over-tired charges. We all know that apps are a part of Gen-Z’s everyday life – so why not make them a part of your everyday teaching, asks Clevertouch Software Development Manager, Rob Xenos.

The buzz at Bett and other education trade shows in 2019 has been about edtech supporting teachers, streamlining assessment and reducing workload. Software, not hardware, is fast becoming the focus of edtech. Damian Hinds has, rightly, made it his crusade to highlight the importance of edtech in teaching. Strategies such as The Edtech 50, highlighting good practice already in place at a range of edtech talented schools and the DFE’s pilot of free early education apps for disadvantaged pre-schoolers, are both very welcome news. However, technology, as advanced as it is, cannot replace good teaching or assessment but it can enhance the classroom experience. 

In addition to the wide range of shared teacher resources and lessons available to Clevertouch users, there is also a wide range of apps in our Cleverstore to choose from - advert and subscription free – at no extra cost to you. Use these engaging apps to aid teaching literacy to your little ones, fractions to your first years or the sciences to your seniors - and everything in between!

Here’s a quick round up of just a few of the awesome apps available:

  • Day Dream Education

Numeracy is an integral component of the STEM strategy, and Day Dream Education’s Maths Tutor app could close the learning gap for the meeker mathematician. As well as being a great presentation tool in lesson, this app can be accessed outside of the classroom so students can consolidate their learning at any time.

  • Revision Buddies

This GCSE revision apps caters to a variety of exam board and specifications for all key subject. All UK secondary schools with Clevertouch Plus get a free one-year Revision Buddies School Licence. In addition to the Revision Buddies Teacher Dashboard, students can have free access to all the Revision Buddies apps to test their knowledge on their home devices. The apps even signposts external resources, such as past papers and mark schemes, so that students can consolidate their learning.

  • Stupefy

Stupefy Media Limited have a whole range of learning apps that can easily be accessed from your Clevertouch Plus. From World History to French to cursive handwriting, these colourful and attractive apps look great on the big screen of Clevertouch and are suitable for a range of Primary curriculum-based lessons.

Using apps can lend some fun and flexibility to your lessons and introduce new and complex topics in an accessible and relatable way. So why not try these apps today, use a ready to go lesson from one of the teachers in the community or create and share one of your own lessons? It could be the solution to engage those listless learners.

Finally, watch out for exciting announcements about apps with Clevertouch coming soon!

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Using apps can lend some fun and flexibility to your lessons and introduce new and complex topics in an accessible and relatable way.“