Your Android can be both a personal and a professional tool that can make you more productive and more organized. It can also help you have more fun, both in and out of the classroom. Check out these 19 Android apps we think are great for teachers.

  1. Twidroid: This is one of the most popular twitter client on the android platform. You’ll find it makes it easy to keep up with those you follow on twitter and send tweets yourself.
  2. Health News: Get all the health news you need including alerts about disease outbreaks with this android app. Learn about all the communicable diseases going around in the world, including about the H1N1 in your area. It is critical that teachers know the illnesses going around in their communities to avoid exposure.
  3. Loopt: Loopt connects you to your friends and the places around you. See where your friends are and what they’re doing. Connect on the fly and instantly share photos, comments, and cool places.
  4. Opera Mini: It can browse the entire Web on your Android phone and save time and money. Opera mini compresses pages up to 90%, making web browsing fast. Synchronize your bookmarks, history, notes and more between your computer and mobile phone.
  5. Voice Recorder: This application is a handy voice recorder that records your data onto an SD card. You can also send the data as an attached file via Gmail.
  6. Google Sky Map: A star map for Android. Google Sky Map turns your Android-powered mobile phone into a really cool window on the night sky. When you point your phone up you will see a map of the brightest stars, constellations, and planets in that part of the sky. You can also see the names of the constellations by putting the camera up to them.
  7. To Do Task Manager Pro: Keep your activities organized, and your to do lists in order.
  8. Talking Calendar: Keep up with your appointments with a calendar that talks to you!
  9. 5001 Amazing Facts: This app is great for use in the classroom. You’ll find out all sorts of information that you can share with your students.
  10. Upvise: This Android app lets you access and share business information. You’ll find it helpful when you’re away from school at a conference and need to keep in touch.
  11. AK Notepad: This notepad for Android provides a great way to make, store and track notes. This little app makes it much easier to stay organized and keep track of your notes.
  12. Formulas Lite: This app has all the most important formulas for math, physics and chemistry. It also has a scientific calculator. This is a great app for teens, too.
  13. Grading Scale for Teachers: Easily calculate test scores with this handy Android app.
  14. Android Grade Rubric: This is a very simple grading tool for teachers who use a rubric to grade assignments and projects. Once you set up the rubric for the project, the app helps you grade the papers really fast.
  15. Urban Dictionary: When your kids come into class speaking the latest lingo, you’ll be able to get the 411 on the word by using this Android application.
  16. Nook for Android: This is a Barnes and Noble application that helps you get books through your Nook application on your Android. It’s a great way to pre-read books before you assign them in class.
  17. Pocket Knowledge: This is a great app. It can answer just about any question you have about anything! Categories include math, culture, chemistry, sports, weather, nutrition, socioeconomic data, and more.
  18. Music Dictionary: Music teachers will love this one. It has all the common and not so common musical words, including those in Italian, at your fingertips.
  19. News Environment: This app provides environmental news. It’s great for helping create lesson plans around Earth Day, or any time you want to discuss environmental issues in the classroom.

We’re hopeful that more Android apps designed specifically for teachers will be on the market soon. But, in the meantime, these should give you lots of ways to make your Android work for you.

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