Tablet apps for mobile learning

Module 9: Personal Mobile Learning


In this module we are looking at 5 different apps that provide mobile learning and how they could be used.

The Apps


Sandbox is a Web browser available for all iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, iPad Mini) that restricts users to a predefined list of websites. Unlike traditional privacy applications that block specified websites, Sandbox allows users to access only a preapproved list of sites, or whitelist.

How it can be used:

Using Sandbox, a teacher can ensure students remain on track during a class project, accessing only material that the teacher has already selected. It also includes lock configuration settings with a passcode to prevent other users from changing settings and also allows adding bookmarks to approved sites.


Rabblebrowser is an interesting app for the iPad that turns web-browsing into a collaborative experience when used across a class set of iPads within the schools network. It collaborative Web browser perfect for classrooms, board rooms or any meeting room. One person can lead a session, sharing URLs with a limitless number of participants. The others can share URLs back to the leader for reciprocal browsing, making RabbleBrowser the browser of choice for demonstrations or presentations.

Google Docs

Google docs is a free web based product offered within the google drive service. It was formerly a storage sevice as well but its main idea is that it allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating with other users live.

How it can be used:

This product is used efficiently in our Edu 210 class. It allows the students to work collaboratively on a project or an assignment at the same time in real time. Students can build off of each others ideas and can also add to and improve previously written ideas.




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