The Most Useful Google Apps for Teaching

“Being a teacher is not just a mere profession, it is life itself.” As educators, our main objective is to mold our students to become better individuals and to help them transform their ideas into realities. Teaching is a great career because you can feel successful every day. And, with great success comes with great responsibility. That is why, as teachers, we should be aware of the latest trends that could potentially make our lessons more productive and engaging.

It’s More of a “Tech-Thing”

Nowadays, people are exposed to a wide range of useful applications that makes their work a whole lot easier. And, because of that, the integration of ICT is essential in maximizing our learners’ needs. It is a good thing that Google Play has all the necessary ammunitions for our daily lesson round-ups. But, the big question is, What are the most appropriate and the most effective tools? Worry no more because today, we will share with you the best and the most useful Google apps that will suit your lifestyle wherever you are!


Kami, formerly known as Notable PDF, is a very efficient and manageable viewer for documents and presentations. This handy app is an all-in-one online office suite developed to improve document workflow and to allow editing, annotating and collaborating on a wide range of documents such as PDFs and Microsoft Office. With the rapid uptake of Chromebooks as schools around the world move to paperless environments, Kami allows users to interact online with documents created in a variety of formats. Editing your documents can be done with ease and the interface runs so smoothly you will never miss a deadline again.


Next up is Edmodo, a very powerful app that can turn your Android device into a virtual classroom. With this app running, you can monitor your student’s assignments, written reports and all other relevant activities because teachers and students can instantly upload photos, videos, and other documents using their accounts.

PBS Kids Video

As teachers, our lessons should make a lasting impact on our pupils. Presenting educational videos is what this app is capable of. PBS Kids Video includes built-in educational features, like educational goal, where you can teach while your students are watching at the same time.


Gone are the days when students were unable to comply with their assignments and projects on time because they were not notified. Remind is a one-way messaging service that lets you communicate with your students and remind them about their daily tasks.


A very cool whiteboard app that can record audio, make animations, and construct diagrams for your lessons. On Educreations you can also make tutorials and share them with your students on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail.

Learning doesn’t stop in the four corners of the room. Upon becoming a teacher, we should be ready to adapt to anything that can help us to nurture our learners. We believe that there is always room for improvement. For sure, at the end of every lesson, the teachers will be able to make a difference!

Maria Dublin
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Maria is a writer, an editor, and a law student. She plays for the Philippine national touch football team, and does a lot of travelling during the holidays.