Educational Apps in the Classroom
Using iOS and Apple Products
Why would it be useful? It could be useful for any grade and can help parents feel accountable for their child's learning. This can be used on an app or via SMS (for parents without smartphones), which helps to alleviate potential barriers. Teachers can send out messages without having to give out their personal information. Personally, Remind has been great for me this semester and has helped me to remember complete assignments that I may have forgotten to do with my crazy schedule.
Why would it be useful? It would be useful for more K-Grade 4 kids who are starting to learn how to read and spell. It has a lot of great reviews and also was talked about being used for Adult ESL (English as a Second Language) students! I would definitely use this in the classroom if I was going to be a Elementary Ed teacher.
Why would it be useful? It is useful because as a teacher I could share notes, quizzes and assignments to students and they could access them off any device. Instead of handing out paper assignments or notes I could directly upload it and they could choose to have an online version or be able to print it off and have a heard copy of it!
Why would it be useful? I would use this app in a Grade 7-12 Social Studies class. Reason being is that TED Talks are good, quality sources of information on current events. An assignment could be pick a TED Talk and prepare a short summary to share in class with your classmates. This gets students involved with the world around them and helps them to synthesize media into short chunks!
Dictionary.com (Dictionary & Thesaurus)
Why would it be useful? It could be useful in many different subjects to understand difficult words, writing a paper, enhancing writing, increasing vocabulary, reading comprehension etc. It could be used from K-12, specifically in subject areas that include lots of writing like English and Social Studies.
Photo Citations:***All photo's are screenshots off my iPhone from the Apple App Store.