mLearning: Apps Worth Using in the Classroom
Check out this Tackk for 5 great apps that can be used to facilitate and/or enhance student learning in the K-12 classroom.
This app is a great tool for grade 10-12 students looking at Shakespeare. The app contains the complete works of Shakespeare. The app is particularly useful because it provides definitions, so that when students find themselves caught up on a certain word, they can look it up immediately. It is compatible with iPhones, iPads, and the iPod touch
Fotobabble is an app that allows you to take pictures, and then tell their story. Users can record their voice, as well as text to tell stories about their pictures, or even use a picture as inspiration for a completely separate story.
Videolicious would be a useful app for the K-12 classroom because it may be used on the go, whenever inspiration strikes. Students would be able to select various pictures to use in a slideshow. The app has music that may be added to accompany the slideshow, and also allows users to add text to their presentations. This app might be more appropriate for grades 6-8, though could be used in a high school classroom environment as well.
This app would be fantastic for grades 6-12. Users can tag locations they have visited on a map, or post pictures of certain landmarks or buildings, and then add voice recordings to provide facts about said locations. I would probably use this app in a junior high social studies class, however it is a bit tricky to navigate, so I would want to take some time to come up with some very straightforward directions for use. Or find an easier app. I like the idea though.
This app caught my interest because not only does it allow users to follow news podcasts, but it also provides the opportunity to create your own. Students would be able to post stories from goings on around the school - keeping them engaged in positive ways with current local events.