Android Apps for Mobile Learning
EDU 210 Sample
The Program of Studies for Science 9 includes a unit on Space Exploration with an emphasis on science and technology, and the NASA App is a great way to give students access to current uses of science and technology for space exploration, and to experience the real-world applications of the content of this unit up-close.
One way to use Socrative is as a self-assessment tool. Teachers can create polls that allow students to gauge their own understanding of the subject being taught, and in this way, teachers have a clearer picture of which topics or concepts need greater attention or emphasis in the classroom.
This app would be a great supplement to science lessons on electricity, from learning electrical principals in Junior High science all the way up to Physics 30 units on electricity and magnetism.
Although it is intended to be used by those preparing to take their citizenship quiz, it would make a great self-assessment for students studying Canadian history, the Canadian government, and Canadian geography at all levels. Or, a Junior High or High School social studies teacher could make it a class goal for every student to be able to get 100% on the Citizenship Test by the end of the semester, encouraging students to use the app independently or when they have finished their class work. It might be especially useful in schools that serve large populations of newcomers to Canada, because it would allow for independent, supplementary education on Canadian history, geography, and government.
Duolingo could be a good supplement for lessons and activities in language classes, as something to accompany lessons, or as homework. It could also be of assistance in classrooms in which some students may not be fluent in the language of instruction (for example, at a school that serves a population of newcomers to Canada), as it offers a fun way to practice languages independently.