Chrome Apps for Mobile Learning
Educational apps for use in K-12 settings.
In this module, we were asked to explore 5 different apps that support personal mobile learning and provide some examples of how they could be used. Below are 5 Chrome apps for personal mobile learning.
Here are my five chrome apps for personal mobile learning:
WeVideo is the leading online video creation platform for video editing, collaboration, and sharing across any device. Students can create movies right inside the Chrome browser. Students can upload movies as well as photos to add to their projects. They can shot the video with their phone, upload it to Google Drive via the Google Drive app and edit it inside WeVideo on the computer. WeVideo connects with their Google Drive account and creates a folder inside their Drive for their movies.
PicMonakey is a photo editing site. Students can do some basic editing like cropping. But they can also airbrush a photo and add text to it with PicMonkey. Students can create collages with PicMonkey. They can also use PicMonkey to create graphics with the design option. When they finish creating students can download their masterpieces. PicMonkey is free to use but they do offer a paid upgrade that opens even more editing options like zombie effects.
MindMeister is a mind mapping app that also connects to Google Drive. MindMeister has a gallery of templates to choose from or your can start a blank map. Brainstorming, project plan, and to do list templates show first but MindMeister’s depth is shown in the gallery. There are 8 categories of templates in a variety of areas like business, education, technology and reference. I like the How to Write a Blog Post template. Students can work collaboratively on map by sharing the map just the same way they share a Google Doc.
Scoot & Doodle allows up to 10 students to collaborate through Google Hangouts. (Note from Scoot & Doodle – Schools need to be a registered users of Google Apps for Education and have both G+ and Hangouts enabled.) Once the Scoot & Doodle Hangout is launched, students can talk, draw and brainstorm together. What I really love about Scoot & Doodle are the starters. They can write collaboratively about the starters. There are also some fun clip art doodles students can add to the hangout. Students can share their Scoot & Doodle sessions to their portfolio. Scoot & Doodle also provides the students with a URL they can share or email to the teacher.
Microsoft OneNote works great because it looks just like a traditional notebook. It rocks interactive whiteboards because the notes you write on the board go directly into the notebook you share with the students. You can also edit simultaneously with a maximum of five students. Students can write notes, grab screenshots and make to-do lists.