mLearning Apps

K-12 Classroom Setting

Woices App

This app gives the user access to audio-guides from around the world, including the users' own location. There is also the option to create your own audio-guide.

Two examples of how to use this app in your classroom include:

  1. Social Studies classroom: students can listen to audio-guides about their city to learn more about the history of where they live; they can also apply this to other countries they are learning about.
  2. Language classroom: students can listen to audio-guides about cities in a country they are learning about (ex: Madrid for a Spanish class) or students can create an audio-guide in the target language for their own city.

website: http://woices.com/

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iLeap Pick a Student App

This app is designed to help a teacher pick students to help or participate in class. The teacher inputs their class list for each class they teach and then the app will randomly pick a student.

Here are a few examples of how to use it:

  1. Discussions: The teacher can use this app to facilitate classroom discussion or debates, especially if the students are having a hard time participating.
  2. Helping: If there is a task that a teacher needs help with, the teacher can use this app to pick who will help with the task. That way, the teacher is not playing favorites and everyone has an equal opportunity.

website:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ileap-pick-a-student/id549617029?mt=8

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Bookleveler App

This app is used to find out what age and reading level a book is for. This is an excellent tool for either elementary or secondary teachers because this will allow teachers to find out if the book is appropriate for the student's reading level and age group.

How to use it:

  1. Scan the barcode of the book to find out more information about the reading-level and intended age-group of the book.
  2. You can also teach students to use this app to create their own reading list while they are in the library or at the bookstore.

website: http://www.bookleveler.com/

Videolicious App

This app is used to create professional-quality videos quickly with the use of a tablet or phone. This is an engaging app for students because it allows them to create something, either alone or with a group.

Some examples of how to use this app:

  1. Icebreaker game: Students can create a video to introduce themselves to the class
  2. Projects: Students can use this app to create a video for a class project.

website: https://videolicious.com/

Quiz Me! App

This app gives the user access to over 7 million flashcard sets. It is also linked to the online website Quizlet.com. The user can also create their own set of flashcards on whatever topic they like. There are 3 modes: 1)Flashcard mode, which are traditional flashcards, 2)Learn more, in which one side is visible and the user has to type the answers on the back, and 3)Test mode, which includes written questions, matching questions, etc. This app is a great tool for formative assessment.

How to use it in a classroom setting:

  1. The teacher can get the students to find flashcards on a particular subject and topic so that they can review content they have learned.
  2. The teacher or students can also create their own flashcards to use as review notes for a test or an exam.

website: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/quiz-me!/id490508243?mt=8

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Thanks for reading!

I hope these apps inspire you to incorporate mobile learning into your classroom!

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