6 Tools that will increase productivity for teachers

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It seems that every day, some new app or tool is making yet another promise to boost our productivity. The problem? They don’t always deliver on their promise, and keeping up with the ones that work is tough.

So I’ve made that job easier for you. Here are a few tools to help you become more productive, market yourself better, and increase collaboration with your students.

1. SlideShare: share presentations to audiences beyond your students

Sharing knowledge is the beauty of education. Slideshare allows you to show your expertise through presentations, infographics, documents, guides, and more. Not only can you share, but also discover tons of presentations in topics such as technology, business, education, health, and many, many more.

2. Animato: create instructional videos

Ever thought about uploading lessons on YouTube or Vimeo, but felt intimidated by the process? Me too. That’s when I saw the light and said goodbye to the long, tedious process of filming and editing videos myself.

Animato lets you create beautiful slideshow videos. Create and upload awesome video lessons and market yourself without the need to download any software programs.

3. Typeform: turn quizzes into a conversation

Imagine sending your students a test that doesn’t feel like one. Sounds impossible, right? Wrong. With Typeform it’s possible, and incredibly simple.  

Typeform lets you create engaging tests, surveys, and quizzes by applying beautiful design and a friendly user experience. This also allows you to create simple tests that gather different types of answers from students by adding matrix questions, likert scale questionnaires and even logic jumps.

4. Planboard: organize your classes in advance

Let’s face it, planning classes can easily eat up entire evenings and the weekend. Planboard is an online lesson planner that gives you a day-to-day overview of your weekly course load. This way, you can map out your classes weeks in advance, giving you some peace of mind and precious time to tackle other tasks

5. MindMeister: design beautiful mind maps

Did you know that visualizing your work can be one of the most important steps in keeping your productivity and creativity in balance? And that’s where MindMeister comes in. Use this tool to capture and share your ideas with your students or colleagues—making brainstorming sessions and support guides way more appealing.

6. Evernote: organize all your projects in one place

Staying organized is hard. Luckily, Evernote makes it easy. What I love the most about this super tool is that it helps me organize all of my online projects in the same place. I can add small reminders to my notes, synchronize on all my devices, and share my projects with anyone.

Now what?

I know, introducing new tools to your routine can be a bit intimidating. A quick tip is to start with the ones that you feel most familiar with. And keep in mind that with these tools, you’ll be able to amplify your teaching arsenal, connect easily with your students (wherever they may be), and organize yourself like a pro.

AUTHOR

Joanne Torres is an online & outreach marketer at Typeform. Typeform creates beautiful forms from