Top Pick

Awesome Productivity Apps and Sites

Students can benefit inside and outside of school from organizational tools like calendars, presentation templates, and note-taking apps. We've found some of the best and served 'em up here.

Goalbook Toolkit Visit Website: https://goalbookapp.com/toolkit-info/
Set tailored targets with pricey but worth-it kit of tools, strategies
Grades Pre-K-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Time Timer Publisher: Time Timer LLC
Easily conceptualize, manage, and visualize time
Grades 1-12
Type App
Price $1.99-$4.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
SymbalooEDU Visit Website: http://www.symbalooedu.com
Organize favorite educational links into handy grid
Grades 1-12
Type Website
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
MURAL Visit Website: https://mural.co/
Multifaceted message boards help kids collaborate
Grades 2-12
Type Website
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Pages Publisher: Apple
Impressive word processor and publisher with great sharing features
Grades 3-12
Type App
Price Free, Paid
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
MindMeister Visit Website: http://www.mindmeister.com
Powerful mind mapper aimed at adults, simple enough for older kids
Grades 5-12
Type Website
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
WorkFlowy Visit Website: http://www.workflowy.com
Simple tool helps teachers and students make lists, get organized
Grades 5-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Evernote Publisher: Evernote
Impressive organizational tool has limitless uses
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Chrome, Windows Phone, Apps for Windows
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Google Calendar Visit Website: http://www.google.com/calendar
Simple calendars aid communication and keep kids up to date
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 3
Notability Publisher: Ginger Labs
Flexible note-taking tool empowers learners of all abilities
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
Remind Visit Website: https://www.remind.com/
Teachers' text reminders give students -- and parents -- a reason to check their phones
Grades 1-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Tiki-Toki Visit Website: http://www.tiki-toki.com/
Create stunning multimedia timelines for any project or purpose
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
Google Drive Visit Website: https://drive.google.com/
Nifty tool for collaboratively editing docs and syncing files across devices or online
Grades 9-12
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4