Mobile Apps that Supports Learning
Miaoyi (Karie) Feng
This would be a good mobile app for elementary kids who struggles with writing, spelling or grammar that may prevent them from expressing their ideas. Instead of asking students to hand write a weekly journal, the teacher can ask them to use this app to make a digital story to share something interesting that happened over their week and share with the class.
ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard
This tool can be useful in a high school math class. As a homework assignment, the teacher may ask students to show how to solve a math problem they learned in class step by step using the ShowMe whiteboard to see if students have fully understood of the lesson. After viewing the tutorials sent from all students, the teacher can see where most people make mistakes and need better clarification on.
In an elementary English classroom, after learning some new terms from the last classes, the teacher can simply enter a list of words using the "spelling test" to review some vocabularies students learned, and with that students can also learn how to correctly use the vocabulary in a sentence, and then ask students to come up another sentence of their own using the vocabulary.
Teachers can give some time for kids to play this game at the beginning of the math class, and from all those missions or problems that they tried, come up with one they find challenging and the teacher can go through and work on the problem with the whole class.
This can be used in a high school biology class, teacher can have students groups, pull up the flashcards on the whiteboard and ask students to raise up their hands give answers, whoever gets the answer gets a point, the group with most points win. This is a good way to study for a test as a class.