Mobile Apps for the Classroom
I would use this is the classroom when teaching students the alphabet. This is more interactive and appealing to students than having to trace letters in a booklet. This app also lets students go at their own pace and retry as many times as they need. I also think that this can be helpful for students who struggle with fine motor skills because they have the option of using their finger.
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After picking a letter to write it shows you the ways you should drag your finger.
Then you drag your finger in the right directions to create the letter.
Math 4 Kids
I would use this app when teaching students the different math concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Students are able to move at their own pace through the questions and levels. This app lets students take control of their learning and can be more appealing than math question drills.
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After clicking play you can pick what area of math you would like to practice.
There are different levels of difficulty to pick from and then there will be a question and you must pick the correct answer.
I would use this app in the classroom when teaching time telling to students. They are able to practice on the standard and digital clock and when they feel confident enough they can test themselves and earn badges. I think that this is a fun and interactive way to get students interested in learning how to tell time.
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You can pick if you want to practice or test on a standard, digital, roman clock or do time problem solving.
By moving the hour and minute hands you create the correct time presented at the top.
The Cell is an interactive app that allows you to explore an animal cell. You are able to move it around to explore the outside and you can also create a cross section in order to explore the inside of the cell. When you click on a part of the cell a section on the side pops up with a description and definition. There is also a ruler tool to get the size of a desired part of the cell.
I would use this app to teach students about the animal cell. I think that it is an interactive way to get students hands on learning in such an easy way. This app can be a great aid when asking students to answer questions about the different parts of the cell. It can also be a great tool for students at any grade level to help them study the cell.
I would use this app to teach students about astronomy. Students can learn about the sun, the planets, different galaxies, constellations, and star. I think that this is a lot more interactive then all of the students looking at a star chart or flipping through a book. I think that a fun way to use this app would be to do a scavenger hunt where students have to fin a star, constellation, or planet and take a screenshot of it.
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Moving your tablet around allows you to explore the stars, constellations, and planets. The tool bar also allows you to explore further.
By clicking on the different planets you can take a closer look at them and read interesting information on each one.