Here is a collection of apps which might be useful. Hover to see descriptions or images and try them out! Feel free to send me some more recommendations so I can add them to the list. 

Most of the links are iOS-related rather than Google Play, but there should be Google Play version of the same apps. Enjoy!

Administration
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Tools to help you start the year off and get things done

Classroom Tools
Smiling girls sitting at table in elemen

Tools to help set up routines and share progress with parents.

Lessons and Tasks
A Girl in a Classroom

Tools to deliver lessons, assign tasks to students and to gauge progress.

Quick Assessment
Raising Hands

Tools to quickly assess students' grasp ranging from quizzes to small whiteboard-style technique.

Planbook
Planbook

A year planner, easy to change lessons around and add lesson content. iPad compatible

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Google Calendar
Google Calendar

Easy to create calendars and sync with others.

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Planboard
Planboard

A schedule/timetable app which is easy to create, although for NETs, Planbook is superior

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Classroom Timer
Classroom Timer

Easy to set and with a detonated bomb at the end - it keeps students on their toes!

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Edmodo
Edmodo

A coaching, communication and collaboration platform - can assign tasks and get reports.

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ClassDojo
ClassDojo

A class and behaviour management tool where student activity, progress and reports can be shared between parents and teachers

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Nearpod
Nearpod

A student engagement platform with ready-to-run interactive lessons capable of running both shared class and independent student-led activities.

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Google Classroom
Google Classroom

You need G-Suite set up by your school first before you can access this. Can collaborate, assign tasks to students and see assessment reports.

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Socrative
Socrative

Students share their understanding by answering formative assessment questions in a variety of formats

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Kahoot!
Kahoot!

A game-based learning platform featuring quizzes, polls and jumbled sentences. Can be used for formative assessment

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Quizlet
Quizlet

Can create and use study sets of flashcards then play games to test knowledge.

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Magnetic Alphabet
Magnetic Alphabet

A fantastic app for 'Show Me' activities for quick at-a-glance assessment, particularly when teaching phonics. Letters can be moved and resized.

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technology, childhood, entertainment, fa

Tools to record student activities and progress before sharing with each other and parents.

Sharing
Storage

The three most popular storage systems capable of quick sharing for easy collaboration. For the best out of the three read https://bit.ly/2vcntCO

Reading

Useful reading apps from the basics up to upper primary and beyond.

Phonics, Vocabulary and Reading

Self-learning phonics and vocabulary apps to consolidate learning.

Padlet
Padlet

A student collaborative tool where boards can be created, shared and showcased.

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Seesaw
Seesaw

A student journal-type tool where students can show and share their work and progress. Teachers can set tasks and activities for them to accomplish.

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Shadow Puppet Edu
Shadow Puppet Edu

Students can create videos to tell stories, explain ideas, or document their learning. Can share on Seesaw too.

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Google Drive
Google Drive

Links to the whole Google suite to sync seamlessly.

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Dropbox
Dropbox

My personal favourite as I like the interface more than Google Drive's and OneDrive.

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OneDrive
OneDrive

Microsoft cloud storage linked to Office 365

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Epic
Epic

Access to 35,000 books, learning videos, quizzes and more. Teachers can create collections which help with lesson planning.

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News-O-Matic
News-O-Matic

First daily online newspaper just for kids. Provides non-fiction articles with literacy tools. Needs paid subscription though, but worth checking out.

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Teach Your Monster To Read
Teach Your Monster To Read

Learn to read with an award-winning reading and phonics game experience. Go on a Reading Adventure with your monster.

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Bitsboard
Bitsboard

Various mini-games capable of replacing worksheets. Flashcards can be used for lesson delivery and there's a new report tracking function.

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Knudge
Knudge

Interactive English bite-sized courses, good as self-learning activities/

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Word Chef
Word Chef

From the Making English Fun collection of apps (creator: fellow NET teacher Marc Ford). This is an English word game that tests high level learners.

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Starfall Learn To Read
Starfall Learn To Read

Students can touch, read, and eventually master letter/sound relationships through a variety of engaging activities, movies, and songs.

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Kids A-Z
Kids A-Z

Interactive learning content where students can choose from a library of eBooks, eQuizzes, and other eResources.

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Starfall ABCs
Starfall ABCs

Students can see, hear, and interact with letters and sounds in words, sentences, games, and songs.

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Sight Words by 22Learn
Sight Words by 22Learn

A variety of fun and colourful games for students to try. Very engaging, requires a paid subscription though to access best content.

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Sight Words by eFlashapps
Sight Words by eFlashapps

Simple flashcard sets of sight words.

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Sight Words by Photo Touch
Sight Words by Photo Touch

Students can build up their sight word knowledge through listening and touching the correct word on screen.

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Words & Flashcards

Useful reading apps from the basics up to upper primary and beyond.

Words & Flashcards

Online and physical flashcards that can be used in various ways.

KS2 Group Games

Apps for playing in pairs or in groups.

KS2 Individual Grammar Games

Grammar apps for upper primary students.

Augmented Reality

Print and colouring in apps to view 3D augmented reality.

Others

EIther didn't fit a category or I couldn't fit them in!

Pocket Charts!
Pocket Charts!

Very engaging pocket charts concept, although it needs a paid subscription. This is the compound words version.

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MES English
MES English

A host of printable flashcards and resources in a distinctive and engaging cartoon style. These flashcards can be used for displays too.

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Compound Words
Compound Words

Very good resource for teaching compound words to students. Students can also use as a revision tool.

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Futaba
Futaba

Word games from categories with up to 4 players. Teachers can create their own categories. Very engaging and competitive!

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Charades! Kids
Charades! Kids

Students can play in groups (to minimise the noise!) and choose categories of words to describe.

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Bingo Card Generator
Bingo Card Generator

Create, make and print your own bingo cards from this generator.

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Grammar Smash
Grammar Smash

A smashing sound which students love making. Students have to fill in the gaps. There's a good variety of sentence tense work.

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Bluster!
Bluster!

Have to match three related words out of a scrolling list of horizontal words. Can be difficult, so for more able students only.

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Verb Smash
Verb Smash

Same concept as Grammar Smash but with verbs instead. A smashing game which is very popular with students.

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Quiver
Quiver

A 3D colouring app. Download and print one of the images from the associated website, colour in and use the app to scan the image. Test images first before using with students as some don't work.

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Quiver Fashion
Quiver Fashion

Same concept as Quiver, again print and test the images before using. Look out for Quiver Education packs too.

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Quiver Masks
Quiver Masks

A 3D mask-colouring activity. Good for lessons where having fun is the name of the game! Again print and test the pages before colouring in.

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Little Finder
Little Finder

Vocabulary development in the student-friendly 1 and 2 player game. Great for self-learning or as a filler activity.

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ISL Collective
ISL Collective

My go-to for PPT lessons and games as well as worksheets and other resources. I've provided the link to Herber, the member with the best resources.

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Plickers
Plickers

Teachers can poll students without the need for student devices. Each student holds up a card and the teacher's Smartphone can scan and check for understanding. Data for reports can be logged too.

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