mLearning Options K-12

Apple/iOS applications

SHMUPPET

What is it?
Shmuppet is an app that allows users to create and share stories using a virtual puppet. It is a fun and engaging app that could be extremely useful primarily in the K-3 range.

How could it be used in a classroom?
Students can create a podcast or tell a short story with a puppet of their choice & share them with their classmates, family, or school. This app is a great educational tool for teachers to introduce to their students during centres or small group work activities. Educators can modify and adjust the settings on this app so that it is properly aligned with various grade levels.


TALKING TOM & BEN NEWS REPORTERS

What is it?

With this application (Talking Tom and Ben News Reporters), users can discuss reports about worldwide news and issues. Once a report or discussion has been completed, users can upload and share their creations with various audiences.

How could it be used in a classroom?

Students can create dialogues that reflect any current events taking place worldwide and even around their own school. This could be a great tool to use as a whole class, but could also be utilized in small group centres throughout the classroom as well. Talking Tom & Ben News Reporters are great for addressing Social Studies outcomes, but have the potential to be used for many cross-curricular activities.


JOURNAL JAR

What is it?

Journal Jar provides users with a great supply of reading and writing prompts. The prompts can be used to accommodate various grade levels, covering a wide range of topics for users to choose from.

How could it be used in a classroom?

By simply shaking the app, students will be provided with an unlimited supply of writing prompts. Educators can use this application to produce writing prompts for the entire class to respond to, or can provide students with the opportunity to use this app independently and have the freedom to choose which prompt to respond to.

TOUCH AND LEARN- EMOTIONS

What is it?

Touch and Learn provides information about body language and facial expressions. It is an interactive and excellent learning tool for individuals (regardless of the age) with social or behavioural disabilities.

How could it be used in a classroom?

Students can gain an understanding about the body language and facial expressions that is presented in this application. Though it is directed to individual use, educators can utilize this app to reinforce social learning behaviours with students in throughout various grade levels range. With the increasing diversity in today's classrooms, this is an extremely beneficial educational tool that can be easily adjusted to the specific needs of the children using it.


SKYNUMBERS

What is it?

SkyNumbers provides users with the opportunity to practice and refine their arithmetic skills. It is an extremely useful app for users to apply and rehearse their mathematics, and can be utilized at various levels.

How could it be used in a classroom?

This is a great application for educators to use to use in centres or small groups to gain feedback about the general level of understanding of their students. The settings can be altered and adjusted to align with the content that is being addressed in the classroom, and students can use this app to demonstrate their understanding of what they have learned.

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