Five Educational Apps
Educational apps for use in K-12 settings.
In a K-12 setting, students could use Evernote as an alternative means of note taking and depending on the student, he/she could be able to type faster which would allow for more efficient note taking. Also if another student had missed class that day or wasn't able to take notes, they could ask a peer to share their notes taken on Evernote, and without having to handwrite another copy, that student would get the notes instantly and would no longer be behind.
Haiku Deck is an app which users can create their very own presentations similar to a powerpoint or keynote application. However the benefit of using Haiku Deck is that it is completely free for all users which typically can be a hurdle for many people as they have to buy a specific software in advance. It can be accessed from various devices and with its variety of templates, it proves to be a seamless presentation generator. Not only that, Haiku Deck also has the ability of making personalized charts and graphs for all of its users.
Because both teachers and students both share the need of creating different presentations, Haiku Deck proves to be a beneficial mobile learning app in a K-12 setting.
Elevate is intended for everyone at all ages but has been proven to be primarily beneficial for those people who struggle in school or those who can't seem to grasp concepts as easily. This could be very beneficial in a school setting as students could spend time both inside and outside the classroom, working on whichever subject they need more practice on. Also, the fact that students "advance" throughout the app after they complete each game would help keep them engaged and give them something to work towards.
An example of how Study Blue could be used in a K-12 setting would be if a student needed to study for an exam but left his/her notes at home, that issue could be fixed with the mobile learning app such as Study Blue. This way, regardless of whichever device they brought with them they could access those flashcards at anytime and could collaborate with other students through the sharing of flashcards.
LMS systems are very beneficial and have proven to be useful in school settings. If students aren't able to attend class for whatever reason they are still able to participate through Blackboard. They could compete assignments, finish readings, participate in discussions etc.