Skip to Main Content

Library & Information Services Sub Menu Dismiss

Mobile Apps: Teach


Follow this Chronicle of Higher Education blog for tips, including how to use apps in the classroom, Monday through Friday.

Take Attendance Or Poll Your Class

      Android for Academics

Includes 5 free apps: Grade Book for Professors, Attendance, Grade Rubric, Grade Ticker, and Grade Chart. Integrates with Google Docs.



Take and keep attendance records. Export data from Blackboard. Universal iOS app. $4.99.



This Wi-Fi based classroom response system allows you to poll your class (up to 64 students). Students can participate with internet-enabled devices. Available for iPhone and iPad. $14.99 for host version.


      Poll Everywhere

Although not an app, Poll Everywhere allows students to answer your polls with Internet enabled devices. Free version for polls of up to 40 responses. Paid versions available.



Screencast Or Share Via Whiteboard


Turn your iPad into a recordable whiteboard with this free app. Create video tutorials to share online.


       Explain Everything

Use Explain Everything as an interactive whiteboard. Insert web pages, add annotation effects, and crop images. $2.99. Android and iOS.



Use SyncPad, another whiteboard app, for remote and local collaboration. Create a room with your SyncPad and share it with another person. Free iPad version.