K-12 mLearning Apps
Look below for 5 apps effective for the K-12 classroom!
Implications for the classroom: This app combines multiple curricular outcomes, from allowing the student to be their own creator, to teaching media and visual literacy. The student can work on their own stories at home, then bring them in to class for assessment or group collaboration with other students. Students at home can collaborate with parents, peers, and other students. Ideal for group AND individual work.
Implications for the classroom: Now, presentations and communication is easier then ever. Basing off a blended learning environment, students can create their voice thread accounts and recordings at home, and come to class with questions. They can show their understanding of a variety of curricular concepts through image, sounds, and text- all outside valuable instructional time!
Seasons and Weather
Implications for the classroom: Seasons and weather can be assigned by the early childhood/Div.1 educator as "homework" for the student to do at home with their parents. As they play the game at home, during class time what the student learned can be discussed. This is a great tool for busy parents to engage in learning with their young child in.
Implications for the classroom: Instead of submitting a weekly handwritten journal or weekly reflection assignment, teachers can find students blogs for grading after due dates easily. Students can now add pictures to their blogs, customizing their reflections on topics covered during instructional time.
Implications for the classroom: A great way to be communicatively inclusive between school and home, Remind101 engages the students most frequently used device- their cellular phone, as a reminding tool for school items. As students are always on their phones anyways, Remind101 utilizes the cellphone and transforms it into an educational tool perfect for keeping students/parents updated with life in the classroom.