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EDU 210

Evernote

What is Evernote?

Evernote is an app which can be used for students in grade K-12. It is one which allows students to remain organized through school as they can take notes, reflect, write freely, etc.


Why is it useful?

It can be used to organize your different subject notes as well as you can load your textbook onto Evernote. By loading your textbook onto Evernote, you can save paper as well as it become accessible through your mobile device. As well, if permitted; students could use Evernote on their mobile device to record their lectures from class as it has a feature and function to do so.


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Khan Academy

What is Khan Academy?

This mobile app is one which allows students in grades K-12 to be able to teach themselves anything. Khan Academy consists of numerous videos on subjects such as math, science, economics, history, and more.


Why is it useful?

Khan Academy can be considered useful as it can be accessed through mobile devices and therefore, students can continue to learn, regardless of where they may be. The fact that this app consists of numerous videos on many different subjects, can be seen as very useful because it gives students the opportunity to learn so many different and new things. As well, these videos can help students with things that may be learning in their classroom.


Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddZ9HR7D3I4
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Socrative

What is Socrative?

Socrative is an app which is designed in allowing students to be able to quiz and test themselves on material that they may be studying. This app can consist of true or false questions, multiple choice questions, provide an idea of the class and student level of understanding, etc.


Why is it useful?

It can be believed that this app is useful for students because they can test their knowledge. As well, this app is accessible through Androids, and Apple devices. That being said, students can use it as a studying tactic outside of the classroom.


Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spjEeN7Y1wA

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Duolingo

What is Duolingo?

This is an application which allow students to become familiar with different languages. You can develop familiarity with languages such as Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and more. This app allows you to learn these languages by participating in speaking and listening activities as well as different games.


Why is it useful?

Duolingo is useful because it can allow students to develop expertise within a language that they may be studying in school. Through my schooling; my Spanish teacher introduced this learning tool to my class and it was a really fun and exciting way to practice the language. It can continuously keep students engaged within developing and learning new languages. As well, Duolingo can be accessed through mobile devices and students can practice their languages even outside of the classroom.


Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNIwduQSdOc

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Flashcard Deluxe

What is Flashcard Deluxe?

This app is beneficial in allowing students to study flashcards through an electronic device instead of them having to carry around stacks of cards. Some students might benefit from the physical flashcards themselves but for those that don't, this app would be useful. Essentially with Flashcard Deluxe, students can create their own flashcards or even use the ones provided through Quizlet.com by downloading them.


Why is it useful?

This app is useful because focus and attention can be directed towards the topics or themes you may have missed. It can be accessed through different mobile devices so that students can study material outside of their learning environment, or classroom. As well, this app contains a function which allows for text to be spoken aloud, and for the flashcards to be saved and stored on a computer so that the individual can continuously study them.


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