Using Apps In Education
mLearning - EDU210
What is mLearning?
M-learning technologies include handheld computers, MP3 players, notebooks, mobile phones and tablets. M-learning focuses on the mobility of the learner, interacting with portable technologies, and learning that reflects a focus on how society and its institutions can accommodate and support an increasingly mobile population
[Definition from Wikipedia]
This means certain apps can be used for learning and educational purposes. This flyer outlines some apps that can be used in an educational context. These are all taken from the App Store.
Students could use their Apple devices to practise math questions in a fun way, thus helping them to learn more effectively.
This app is one students could use to quiz themselves to study for an exam or test. It's more efficient than normal, paper flashcards because many pieces of paper are condensed into one app, making information much more organized. As well, the device makes it interactive and adds an element of fun to studying.
This app could act as an agenda for students, reminding them when certain tasks are due and how urgent the task is. It's simple and effective, and would help keep students organized, thus increasing productivity.
Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Organic Chemistry
This app could help students to learn difficult topics like chemistry (this app producer has one for physics as well). Having easy access to material in an efficient way such as an app would help students to learn the material quickly and effectively.
Price: free, but with in app purchases
Parts of Speech
This would be a great tool for students either learning a language (young students) or students struggling in language arts. It's quick and efficient, and helpful for learning definitions of words. A student could use this while writing an essay or learning a language.