What are some Mobile Apps that can be used in a Senior High School Science Class?
Name the first element that comes to mind from the Periodic Table.
Who is the first chemist to come to mind?
Name a female chemist. Any female chemist at all.
Name an industry, or company, that is synonymous with chemistry.
Give a ONE WORD ANSWER to this question - how has chemistry specifically played a significant, but unnoticed, role in your day so far?
What is your favorite chemical. Seriously - Your, Favorite, Chemical.
These questions would get the class warmed up, thinking about the topic, and have fun doing so!
Here is a screenshot of a very simple, un-pretty version of the last question.
Twitter is limited to 140 characters, but its use of hashtags to search subjects and the sheer volume of users and applications makes it a tool that many, many students use, many times a day - mainly for entertainment purposes.
But, in my EDU 210 class here at University of Alberta, a fellow student of mine came up with an idea I never thought of before. I take it from our discussion posts last week about mLearning.
Many lessons can be taught, and learned, by using videos. I would make it a core technology application in any course I teach. The possibilities are endless!
Click the blue button to view my creation where I brainstormed "how to use YouTube as an effective tool in a high school science class".
Making coursera a stress free learning tool to gauge their own capabilities as academics would be good for any subject matter!
#5 - ANY FLASHCARD APP
seriously, any flashcard app.
There are many great apps to chose from, and all of these ones are free. If the majority of students have a smartphone, then incorporating an assignment which is based on creating flashcards for themselves is a smart idea. If a set is found online, then as long as they cite the creators in their submission, then the end result is the same - work was put in for either the creation of a study aide, or finding a study aide already created and applicable. Win-win for student and teacher (throw in an MLA citation requirement and there you have two birds with one stone!)
There you have it!