Mobile Apps for the Classroom
My five applications to use in the Classroom.
App #1: Edmodo
App #2: Google Drive
In the classroom, this is where it really shines: students would be able to assess and correct each others projects and assignments since Google Drive allows public sharing and comments.
App # 3: Wunderlist
Wunderlist is a mobile app that creates to do lists for practically anything, ranging from grocery shopping to running your own business. Focusing on school ,this is a great app for setting up those reminders for assignments, homework, or important days for exams. Better yet, this app is very accessible through a vast array of devices, such as Apple products, Android phones and computers. Students can even collaborate with each other using this application.
App #4: Quizlet
Quizlet eliminates this. Quizlet is a free mobile app, again that is accessible through a variety of means from mobile devices to computers (Apple and Windows), that focuses on making flashcards. Flashcards are an awesome way for students to quiz themselves to assess if they understand content or not. However, Quizlet is even better: I can see teachers using Quizlet as a sort of study guide; giving students a list of terms or concepts that they will need to cover and either make the flashcards themselves, or the teacher gives it to the students.
Another great feature of Quizlet is that it is not only flashcards: there are also games that can be made as well.
App #5: Socrative
A teacher can use this for Quizzes and Polling. It is a great way for student checking for understanding. Reports after the completion of quizzes are automatically emailed to the teacher to see the results of the quizzes, question per question. The assessment tool is amazing in that regard.