Teachers are always looking for ways to engage with their students and make learning effective. In a busy classroom it is vital we connect to all our learners. Today’s learners need more learning cues than before and it is important that teachers and educators keep up with the trends that will enable pupils to succeed.
Most modern classrooms have interactive whiteboards and projection facilities. With a plethora of apps which ones can really enhance the learning environment.
Bible App From Olive Tree
This free app is available to download on Android, iPhone, Kindle, Mac, and Windows. First and foremost, it will make sure as a teacher you have your research in one place.
Then you can share the sources of your lessons with students. In an age where research is available at the touch of a button, it is important to use reliable content. As it is a free download your students may now have access to the same materials as you.
Furthermore, it works even when you are offline. There is nothing more frustrating than preparing a lesson with great materials but you lose connection. Well with this app you do not have to.
What is even better is that you can get different versions of the bible and have access to different commentaries. Now you can explore the Words of God in-depth during your lessons. NIV, ESV, KJV, NKJV are available as standard but you can buy addons and have other versions.
You can delve further into the study by finding maps and commentaries to expand your student’s horizons. Maps bring study alive and show your class the locations of Biblical events. Other opinions from commentators can encourage debate.
Explore the possibilities with this Bible study app.
Getting The Best Out Of PowerPoint
If you want to make the most of your presentations you can download a free plugin from shairefaith.com. This is not strictly a teacher’s app but more a presentation app for church sermons and worship. A creative teacher can take advantage of the beautiful images. It will give you access to a large online image catalog cutting down lesson preparation time.
You can add passages from the digital bible library or song lyrics from the extensive songbook. If you are privileged to lead worship in your school this can only make that special time more glorious and meaningful. Download the plugin here.
Time For A Quiz
In planning lessons, we sometimes misjudge how long different segments of our lessons can take. It is useful to have access to ready-made materials that are fun and engaging. Christian trivia quizzes are motivating but need to be delivered in a variety of media. Taking the format of some of the most popular television quiz shows christianity.com has set bible questions in the style of “Jeopardy” and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”. Use them sparingly in the classroom or try the challenges for yourself.
Be the best teacher you can and use the apps effectively.