K-12 Mobile Apps


This free app allows teachers to engage and assess their students using mobile devices (such as tablets, iPads, smartphones, etc). This app can be ran using real time allowing teachers to assess where the class is as a whole and which individuals may need a bit more support. Socrative is ideal for creating personalized content and assessments all in one accessible place. For more information visit http://www.socrative.com.


This iOS and Android app is ideal for in and out of class learning and mastering of a second language. Each lesson includes a variety of speaking, listening, translation, and multiple choice challenges that are assessed during the lesson, instantly helping each learner improve their skills. Duolingo motivates you to stay on track by recording how many days in a row you spend learning a language. For more information visit https://www.duolingo.com.


This well known app is free and available on any mobile device. When you find an interesting article, video or web page that you want to read, watch or view later, pin it to a categorized board. Once it’s pinned, it automatically syncs across to your phone, tablet and computer so you can view it anytime on any device. This well organized app is perfect for pinning projects, ideas, lesson plans, etc. For more information visit www.pinterest.com


VoiceThread allows people to "upload, share, and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files, and videos" (VoiceThread, 2014). People are able to comment on both their own and other peoples' VoiceThreads by using a webcam, audio file, microphone, or by text. For more information visit www.voicethread.com.

Mobl 21

This app can be accessed anywhere on any device by students and lets educators know how much (or how little) mlearning is taking place. "Learners study on-the-go & collaborate, educators create content, connect and measure results" (Mobl 21, 2014). For more information visit http://www.mobl21.com/


Duolingo. (2014). Duolingo. Retrieved from: https://www.duolingo.com/info

VoiceThread. (2014). VoiceThread. Retrieved from:http://voicethread.com/about/features/

Mobl21. (2014). What is Mobl21?. Retrieved from:http://www.mobl21.com/workflow/

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