Apps For Mobile Learning
by Emily Matheson
It can be used for many subjects and may appeal to the visual learner. This tool will allow students to break down ideas, link them and put them into specific categories. It could be used in a biology class to sort parts of anatomy and there functions.
It can be used in a lower level elementary language arts classroom. This will encourage creativity and give students a chance to work on writing skills. It can also be used as a quick warm up activity.
My Math Flash Card App
This app could be used in an elementary classroom during Math. It provides students with plenty of practice and so they become more comfortable doing simple math in their head.
VoiceThread can be used for group or individual projects. For example, for a group project students could choose to use the app to post a video of themselves doing a fun skit on Shakespeare or act out the water cycle. Other classmates could then provide feedback in the comment section.
This app is versatile, you can use it for any subject. A PhysEd teacher could use it to ask his students to research an article about Lacrosse or a Social Studies teacher could use the app for current events. Close reading and writing skills could be developed if you ask the children to answer questions about the article. They would also learn about what is happening in their community.