M-learning K-12

Apps can be used to enhance teaching and learning through m-learning.

Garg, A. (2013). How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part I.Retrieved from http://www.upsidelearning.com/blog/index.php/2010/06/23/how-to-create-successful-m-learning-strategy-mlearncon-part-i/

App#1: Fotobabble

What is this?

Fotobabble is a software application that uses photo and audio to orchestrate and tell a story.

How can it be used?

Fotobabble is a integrated application that helps to attract and engage students across multiple grades. Students can take pictures and tell the story of those pictures. Activites: Have students take a picture of their favorite place and talk about it or if you are reading a story, have your students take a picture that reminds them of a scene from the story and explain why they chose that picture.

App #2: Shmuppet

What is this?

Shmuppet allows users to create custom 30 second recordings using a variety of animated puppets.

How can it be used?

Students can create a podcast or tell a short story with a puppet and share it through social media.

Activities: Students can work on their story development/ process and capture it through the use of puppets as their characters.

App #3: Talking Tom & Ben News

What is this?

Talking Tom & Ben News is a software application that allows for conversations to be recorded and delivered through the two news anchors, Tom and Ben.

How can it be used?

Tom and Ben report that news based on the recorded conversation.

Activities: students can create dialogues that reflect any news item worldwide and around the school.

App #4: Videolicious

What is this?

Videolicious is a video software program that allows multiple sources of media- videos, photos, music and stories- to be combined to make a video

How can it be used?

This software can help students explore other forms of expressing their learning. It can also meet the needs of specific disabled students.

Activities: students create video stories about themselves. They can try a 3,2,1 introduction where they list 3 places they would like to visit, 2 of their hobbies, and 1 embarrassing moment. Students can also create a video about a specific topics in class that they are learning about. Eq. Greece in social studies.

App #5: Woices

What is this?

Woices is a audioguide application where it is used to creating, sharing and listening to audioguides about locations in the world.

How can it be used?

This app can be used to help provide students with knowledge about some real information, experiences and recommendations of areas of study.

Activities: students can create tours about various locations around the city. Have them research the history behind a place and tell the story behind that place for others to listen to when they visit.

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