Mobile Learning Apps

EDU 210

English Idioms Illustrated

What is it?

In our daily language we use phrases that don't actually mean what they sound like, these are called Idioms. Idioms can be very confusing for children and people just learning English. English Idioms Illustrated is a fun app that can be used to explain what certain Idioms mean. This app is for IOS devices and can be found in the App store.


Cost?

Free!


How can it be used in schools?

When the teacher, or another student, uses an idiom rather than being confused the student who doesn't know what the idiom means can look up what the idiom refers to. This can help prevent students from getting stuck trying to figure out what the teacher means so that they can instead concentrate on what is important in the lesson.

This use is an augmentation according to the SAMR framework.

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English Idioms Illustrated - video review by App Treasure Hunter

Just for Fun

Just a fun example of why this app might be a good one for kids.
Idioms Song (Idioms by Melissa)

Pinterest

What is it?

Pinterest is an online bookmarking tool that works like a virtual bulletin board to pin webpages and pictures for future reference. The app is available for both IOS and Android devices.


What is the cost?

Free.


How can it be used in schools?

Students can use it to research ideas for projects. This app would be particularly useful for foods and fashions classes. Students could look for ideas of recipes using certain techniques for a foods class. For a fashion class students could use the Pinterest app to create an inspiration board.

This app is a modification according to the SAMR framework.

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Pinterest iPhone App Review

Just for fun

This is why it's important to test what your students want to create to make sure success is possible.
Top 5 Pinterest Fails: How Perfect Looking Treats Can Go Horribly Wrong

Numbers for IOS

What is it?

It's spreadsheet software that can be used for the same uses as Microsoft Excel. It's available for IOS devices from the Apple App store.


What does it cost?

$9.99


How can it be used in schools?

This app can be used in life skills classes to help teach about budgeting and tracking expenses.

This app is an augmentation according to the SAMR framework.

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Lifestyle Spreadsheet with Numbers

Just for fun

Those small expenses can build up. It's important to learn how to manage money early. A spreadsheet is a much better mobile way to track those expenses than this solution.
Track your spending: Track-o-matic

EZ Financial Calculators

What is it?

It's various financial calculators all in one place including a loan calculator, credit card payment calculator, auto loan calculator, and retirement calculator. This calculator saves having to remember numerous formulas. This app is available for IOS devices from the Apple app store.


How much does it cost?

Free


How can it be used in school?

Teachers can use this in life skills classes to teach their students how much borrowing money really costs.

This app is a modification according to the SAMR framework.

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Just for fun

An example of why it's important to understand credit.
FunnyMoney, Get It On Credit - Investor Education Fund

Fooducate

What is it?

An app to educate consumers about what is really in their food. It looks at not only calories but also nutritional information. It has a built in calorie in and calorie out calculator. This teaches students how to read nutrition labels.


What does it cost?

Free


How can it be used in schools?

It can be used in health classes and foods classes to teach students how to read and understand nutrition labels.

This app is an augmentation according to the SAMR framework.

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ABC7 TV Los Angeles - Fooducate at the Supermarket - April 6, 2011

Just for fun

Why is understanding nutrition and nutrition labels important?
Nutrition (Fun!) Facts (Original Song)

Fast Food Calories

What is it?

This app shows the macro-nutrient and calorie information for your favourite fast foods. It has information for 108 North American fast food restaurants. This app is for IOS devices and is available for the Apple app store.


How much does it cost?

Free


How can it be used in schools?

Students in health classes can use this app to learn what is in their favourite fast foods. This in turn can be used when teaching them about what long term health effects their food choices can have.

This app is a modification according to the SAMR framework.

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Just for fun

This makes the need to understand nutrition real.
This Is 200 Calories
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