Mobile Applications for K-12
Chrome-based teaching tools to supplement your class with!
In this S'more I am going to go through five mobile applications that can aid your students in class and turn their cellphones into a tool to facilitate the advancement of their knowledge.
TypingWeb is a useful tool because of the evolution of technology. Many jobs now require high typing speeds and the number of computers in post-secondary classes have been rising. With the introduction of the tablet and cellular phones, typing is breaking the computer-laptop barrier and becoming a relevant skill in mobile technology.
TypingWeb can be used in computer classes in a K-12 scenario. A teacher can gauge the typing abilities of the class through the typing test and then determining where they should start from the lessons on TypingWeb. This can increase the students' typing skills to aid their knowledge into technology.
EasyBib is a mobile application that can effectively teach students when it is appropriate to cite sources and how it can be done properly. In a K-12 setting, there is less emphasis on making sure that sources are cited. But in an effort to prepare for the future when it will be more relevant, students can use EasyBib to learn how cite their sources and format their bibliographies according to the style that the class requires. A teacher could spend a whole class with EasyBib to make sure their students understand the difference between the distinct citation styles such as Chicago, APA, MLA, etc.
In a classroom setting, this application can be used by students to 'take apart' integers or rational numbers. The visuals can help students understand how portions of numbers can fit into the initial number itself. All in all, Fraction Wall is a visualization of an important topic in grade-school mathematics, as it becomes more relevant as schooling goes on.
geogebra_logo.png [Web Graphic]. Retrieved from http://www.geogebra.org/cms/en/info
flashcardstogo.png [Web Graphic]. Retrieved from http://www.flashcardstogo.com/
EasyBib.png [Web Map]. Retrieved from http://www.easybib.com/
fraction-wall.png [Print Photo]. Retrieved from http://www.visnos.com/demos