Mobile Learning Apps for the Classroom

Sharing

DropBox

Drop Box is a quick, secure, and easy way to share student work. Students can hand in assignments to the teacher without having to print anything off. Students and teachers can also access documents and files from many different devices.

How can it be used in the classroom?

The teacher can create a Drop Box on a Learning Management System for the class. For example, in a Grade 10 Social Studies class, the students can drop their essays on the French Revolution into the DropBox on their Haiku Learning web page. The students can easily access Haiku anytime and any place.

Google Drive

Google Drive has many different features including google docs, spread sheets, pictures, etc. Teachers can create forms that students can access and fill out. Docs can be shared and edited by the class. Documents can be accessed from multiple devices.

How can it be used in the classroom

The teacher can create a google doc outlining important dates during the French Revolution. The teacher then asks the students to fill in a google form expressing their knowledge about what happened on each of the dates

VoiceThread

VoiceThread is an app where students can post audio, images, and text. Students can create voice threads and share them with their peers. Students can comments on other student's voice threads.

How can it be used in the classroom?

Students can create a VoiceThread that incorporates all of the significant dates of the French Revolution. Each VoiceThread slide is a different date. The student can add images that represents each event. Students can then share with their peers, who in turn can comment and give feedback on eachother's VoiceThreads.

Projects and Assignments

Comics Head

Comics Head allows students to create comics, storyboards, and strips for a variety of topics. The app is available for Androis and IOS.

How can it be used in the classroom?

The teacher asks each student to choose their favourite event from the French Revolution. The students can then create a comic strip that outlines the event. The students can present their comics to their peers.

FotoBabble

Foto Babble is an app that allows students to take a picture and then describe, explain, or tell a story about the picture.

How can it be used in the classroom?

The students can use their mobile device to take a picture of an object, a scene, or a place that repesents French culture and/or the Revolution. The student must explain why they chose a certain photo and how it relates to French culture and/or the Revolution.

Videolicious

Videolicious is an app where students can create video stories by using video, audio and photos.

How can it be used in the classroom

Students must choose a person, fiction or non fiction, who lived during the French Revolution. The students use Videolicious to create a video story about their character. The students can incorporate their photos from fotobabble as well as any other images or audio they have collected.

Student Involvement and Aids

JournalJar

Journal Jar provides writing prompts for students. The students can shake their devices which will randomly give them a writing prompt. The students can then write a story or a poem based on the prompt.

How can it be used in the classroom?

Journal Jar is helpful for students in English Language Arts who struggle with creative writing. For example, during a writing workshop for Grade 9, the students who are struggling to find a topic to write about can shake their mobile device and Journal Jar will provide a prompt. If the student doesn't like this prompt, they can shake again.

Workflowy

WorkFlowy can be used as a list maker, note taker, and reminder sheet. Students can organize their notes by using headings and sub headings. Topics are easy to search through the use of hashtags (#). WorkFlowy is accessible on multiple devices.

How can it be used in the classroom

WorkFlowy can be used to help organize the students' thoughts while accomplishing their creative writing projects. The students can write their prompt as a heading and create sub heading such as Characters, Plot, Theme, Conclusion. The students can then access their WorkFlowy account any time during the writing process as a reference.

PollEverywhere

Polleverywhere is an app that allows students to use their devices to vote and gain real time results.

How can it be used in the classroom?

The teacher can use PollEverywhere to get a quick survey of who needs more time on their creative writing projects. The teacher can ask the students to send in their answers anonymously via text. The teacher can see how much more time the majority of the students need for their writing without singling out anyone.

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