Mobile Learning - Chrome Apps
Elementary Level Apps
The Sight Words app is a great way to incorporate technology into a primary elementary classroom. This website provides audio and visual representations of word. On this app, the word levels start at preprimer and go up to grade 3; another great aspect of this app is the inclusion of nouns.
Monster Mash Flash Cards
Monster Mash Flash Cards is a online Chrome app which is a great tool for engaging students in learning addition, subtraction, multiplication with the use of interactive monster avatars. With this app, students can practice a variety of math problems continuously. As well, the answer is set up as a multiple choice question, giving students options while trying to work out the answer to the problem provided. This app informs students when they chose the wrong answer and eliminates it from the list of possible numbers until they chose the correct answer.
This app provides students with a game like environment where they can practice their basic math skills. Rather than using traditional paper flash cards, students have the opportunity to interact with online avatars which practicing a continuous stream of math problems. Rather than having students write an exam or complete an assignment, they can work independently through this app and be guided to the correct answer through elimination.
This Chrome app, Spelling City, has multiple websites embedded into it. A couple examples of what this website offers for teachers is the ability to create spelling tests for their students and select grade appropriate vocabulary games. This website could be a tool used to helped students with their writing skills and improve their knowledge of Language Arts.
Through the incorporation of this app, students have the opportunity to practice sight words, word wall words and take practice spelling tests.
Typing Club is an interactive app which help students learn and improve their typing skills and speed. There are multiple lesson available for students to work through until they feel they have mastered the level they are working on. The app also saves the progress of the students as they move through the 35 lessons. A bonus to this app is it is a free school portal!
There is also a typing game called Typing Aliens Attack which is recommended on this app.