K-12 mLearning Apps
This software could be used in a K-12 setting by allowing students and parents access to the class material. In the younger grades, children may need some extra help at home, or parents may be curious as to what the teacher goes over in class. Microsoft OneNote is a great way to involve all parties in learning. In the upper grades, when it is more common for students to miss school for extra curricular activities, Microsoft OneNote provides a way to ensure students can keep up with the school work that they have missed, and can review the material even when they are not in class.
This system can be easily used in a high school setting and some Jr. high schools. The only requirement is that the students have a mobile device. This tool would be effective in the classroom as a way of review for tests. It could also be a way to implement short quizzes to be able to get immediate feedback. Posting questions and getting students to respond in class will also initiate in-class discussions on topics. Getting students to respond right away will allow students to think and develop an opinion on a topic, which can create more in-depth conversations in class.
One way this app could be used in schools is as a fun free time exercise. When students finish other class work they could spend time on this app practicing their math skills. If a classroom has a class set of iPads, then it could be used as a group practice session, giving some class time to use the app as a way for students to practice their math skills.
This app could be used by students in all grades, but the younger students may need some assistance. Quizlet is a great way to access material that is made by your teacher. As a teacher it is a simple tool that allows you to highlight the most important material for your students to learn. When students access the material at home, they are able to use the flashcards and quizzes as a study tool, which guide them to do well.
This app can be used in all grade levels, but would be most effective in the Jr. high and High School levels. Sending a notification to students as a quick reminder of an assignment may limit the amount of late assignments that are handed in. Remind 101 is a great way to keep students organized. The app would be most effective if all teachers within the school would use it because everyone would be on the same page and the app would provide a unique experience for each student. This way the one app could aid students to organize for all their classes and allow students to succeed.