Apps for Mobile Learning
Music and Languages
Apps for a Language Arts Class
Grammar Wonderland (Elementary) Lite
One of the general outcomes in the grade two English Language Arts curriculum (from the Alberta Education website http://www.education.alberta.ca/media/307131/grade2.pdf) is "Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to enhance the clarity and artistry of communication." One of the more specific outcomes of this general one is "identify nouns and verbs, and use in own writing" and "identify adjectives and adverbs that add interest and detail to stories." In order for me to complete this objective, I would implement this app as a way for the children to practice identifying verbs, nouns, etc. so they will then have a greater knowledge of how to place these words into their stories.
One way to integrate the use of this app into my class would be to have a day where the students play this game for a certain amount of time and then do something as a whole class that would test their knowledge of what they just learned.
iTrace- Handwriting for Kids
To implement this app into the classroom (provided that all my students have access) I would use it to teach printing/cursive depending on the grade instead of having them write the letters on a sheet of paper. I would still demonstrate what the letters look like on the board before they start. Once they have had practice writing on the app, I would get them to transfer their writing on to a sheet of paper to hand in to be assessed.
Please find below a video that showcases how iTrace works.
Apps for a Second Language Class
Learn French by MindSnacks
As a teacher, I could use this app during the period of time leading up to a test. It would be a fun way for the students to master the needed skills and they would probably remember concepts better because of this.
Apps for a Music Class
In the classroom, I could get all the students to work on a specific level for a given amount of time and then we could go over the rhythm as a class. This would be a good way for students to practice reading rhythms and would lead to them being able to figure out more complex rhythms based on the simple ones they have already learned.
Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
In a classroom I would use this as a practice tool for the students after the information is first introduced and during the time prior to a test. Of course, the students will be free to use the app outside of class as well.