Top 5 Educational Mobile Apps
Here are some top educational mobile apps to use in a class
BY: RITA WARD
BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr.
BrainPOP is a free online tool that can be used in class and at home on a mobile device or a computer. It ranges from covering subjects in Science, Math, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music, Health, Reading, and Writing. Students are able to learn about these subject areas with watching videos on the topics, doing quizzes, and then playing games. BrainPOP Jr. is for student in K-3 while BrainPOP is for students in grades 3-12. Students can access BrainPOP in the mobile app store to take quizzes and watch the videos. This way students gain a sense of freedom to use the app and are enthusiastic about exploring it for themselves.
BrainPOP Jr.: Teaching with Google Play for Education
Haiku Deck is an educational tool that students can use in class on an iPad or other Apple device to create aesthetic and unique presentations. It is loaded with various templates and fonts with the ability to add royalty free pictures and create custom graphs and charts. It's free for all to sign up and presentations can be shared via email, Twitter and Facebook. It is a way for students to efficiently and easily create presentations in class with the simple touch on their screen.
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StudyBlue is a free or paid for digital study tool for students from K-12 and University students are able to use. Educators are able to use StudyBlue to create custom sets of flashcards in the app and share them with their students. Students are able to track their progress in the app and create a community with other students. Students are able to share flashcards they have made themselves with other students. It also provides students with study reminders. It's an easy on the go app to use anywhere and in class. Students are able to also select flashcards from a wide selection in the StudyBlue online library. You can use it at any time and at any place. It is an efficient and easy way students are able to connect with each other and the teacher to study for exams, quizzes, and review their knowledge.
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Math BINGO is a free fun way for students in K-5 to practice Math! It ranges from different difficulty levels for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Math BINGO is a way students can be enthusiastic about practising Math. It is Kids Safe certified! ACBYa also has various other Math games that students can play to practice not only for Math but also for Alphabet, learning Numbers, Strategy and Problem Solving games, and games that work on students skills with different areas such as Math and English. Students can play these games in class and at home at any time they would like to. It is a great tool students can use and spend time on instead of spending time on other games!
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Math Bingo and Google Forms: Teaching with Google Play for Education
Comic Strip It!
Comic Strip It! is a free tool students can use in class and outside of class to create their own comic strip, students are able to bring props from home to create their own scenes and take photos to apply in the app or use photos in your own gallery. Students can add text and different effects to create more of a personalized cartoon fit to their style. It allows students who aren't as artistic or skilled in drawing to create unique and visual cartoons on the app that can be shared and printed after.
Comic Strip It! and Paper Camera: Teaching with Google Play for Education