5 Great Mobile Apps

Enhancing Student Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom

Mobile Learning (mLearning) is a great asset to traditional classroom learning. mLearning apps can do anything from targeting a specific subject area to increasing productivity. The following 5 apps are great ways for students to stay engaged with classroom material both inside and outside of the classroom.

1. Polleverywhere

Polleverywhere is a great tool that can be used in the classroom to get students talking. The app can be accessed through the internet or through a mobile device. Students can text in an answer to a question, and the results are shown on the screen. This app is especially useful to get shy students involved in class discussions and to ensure students are staying engaged throughout the lesson.

2. Nearpod

Nearpod can be used by teachers to create interactive presentations for classroom use. The teachers can embed different types of interactive activities throughout the lesson, and students are able to access and engage in these activities through their mobile devices.

3. Journal Jar

Students can use Journal Jar for writing prompts. This app is great to generate new topics to help writers overcome writer's block. It also prevents students from disengaging from the lesson and becoming distractions.

4. myHomework

This app is available for most devices. It eliminates the need for paper day planners. Students are reminded about upcoming due dates for assignments and quizzes. This app also syncs with teachers.io so teachers can send updates and announcements to students enrolled in their classes.

5. Quizlet

Quizlet lets teachers create online flashcards for use in their classrooms. This app is great to help students review concepts explored in class and prepare for upcoming exams.