Module 9- mLearning

EDU 210 5 Examples of Apps for K-12

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Animoto

What is it?

Animoto is an app that uses your photos and video clips to create videos! You can download the finished product or share it on social media sites.


How can it be used?

Animoto can be used throughout the K-12 grades. It can be used by students and teacher for many purposes. Students can use it to create videos for projects or assignments. They can easily share or download their creation. Teachers can use Animoto to create videos to show to their students based on curriculum subjects, or to create videos of classroom activities and share it with parents or the school administrators.


Free in the Apple app store

How to Create Your First Animoto Video
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Raz-Kids

What is it?

Raz-Kids is an online/downloadable app where students can pick a book based on their reading (comprehension) level, and get a chance to practice with a book that is appropriate to their level. A teacher/parent account is needed, and the student's reading level can be selected. The students can read the book themselves or have it digitally read to them, and at the end of the reading, there are comprehension questions to test their understanding of the book.


How can it be used?

This app could be used as a replacement to traditional home-reading assignments. Teachers and parents can control what book the child has access too, and the children can work alone or with a parent to read and understand the book. It could also be used in class on an iPad/tablet device for quiet time or for students who are finished the assigned work and are given free time.


Free in the Apple app store

Raz-Kids Intro
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Mathletics

What is it?

Mathletics is an app and site that teaches math in an interactive and fun way. Weekly progress reports are emailed to parents. There is a teacher and a parent version of the app in the Apple app store.


How can it be used?

This app can be used as an alternative to in-class teaching of math curriculum topics. I would integrate Mathletics as a review of concepts before tests, and as an alternative to help students who are struggling with math; by signing them into an iPad or computer within the classroom and letting them try to problem solve their questions themselves.


Free in the Apple app store

*Must buy a Mathletics account if child does not have a school one

Introducing Mathletics

Toontastic

What is it?

Toontastic is an app and online site where puppet shows can easily be created. The recorded cartoons can be shared once they are finished.


How can it be used?

This app would be ideal for younger students because of the cartoon animations. Toontastic could be used as a review for a book that the students read. Or as an activity for small creative group work. It can work on children's verbal skills, creativity and story line thought processing.


Free in the Apple app store

TOONTASTIC | Creativity Rises
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Google

What is it?

Google: drive, sites, mail...everything! Google is an invaluable resource for teachers and students. Google drive provides a space where students can store the documents, presentations and digital resources. Google docs can be used in class for assignments and group work, gmail provides one common domain for mail access, and google can be used as a search engine.


How can it be used?

Students can save their work in Google drive by signing in with the gmail accounts. They can work in groups as google docs or presentations, and can access this from any device.


Free in the Apple app store.

Why Google Apps?