Mobile Apps

In the Classroom

Audioboo

Description: Easily record and then share audio with friends in and out of the classroom.

Classroom Use: For social studies, have your students record themselves reporting on the world's current events every week or so for the whole year. When the year is over, they can listen to themselves describing what happened all over the world in one year. Students have therefore learned about the current events for that year, and have improved their reporting skills.

VoiceThread

Description: Create and share dynamic conversations around many different file types. Those type include:

- Documents

- Snapshots

- Diagrams

- Videos

You can talk, type, and draw right on the screen.

Classroom Use: Students can post their VoiceThreads and have other students comment on their work. It helps the students work on giving positive feedback. For English, students can take a picture of their favorite object and write a poem about it right on the screen.

Journal Jar

Description: Click or shake the app to get a writing topic.

Classroom Use: Have students use this during English class. Give them 5-10 minutes to come up with a short story with proper grammar and spelling to work on their writing skills. Or, give them a few hours-a few days to prepare a long story worth a significant percent of their final mark.

Toontastic

Description: Tell a story! You can add pictures and cartoon characters.

Classroom Use: Students can learn how to tell stories at a young age and then share them with friends in the class. It is fun and engaging and will keep young students interested. They can make stories around a lesson. For example, if you are learning about bullying, they can make a story about the negative consequences of bullying.

Star Walk

Description: The screen turns into the night sky and you can tilt the screen however you want to learn about the constellations and other phenomenons in the sky.

Classroom Use: In science, when you learn about the night sky, this app is perfect for helping students learn. You get to actually see that it would look like at night while in reality, it's daytime. You can let students play around with it for a bit and then quiz them on what they just learned.