MOBILE LEARNING: mLearning
EDU 210: Educational Technology
In this week's module, students in EDU 210 are asked to research and display 5 mobile apps that enhance learning. The five mobile apps I have chose are listed below.
1. TODAY IN HISTORY, by Downshift LLC
As soon as you open the application you are shown all the major events that happened on that day. Created for history, trivia, and knowledge lovers and also for fans of On This Day, This Day In, Today In pages.
Over 100k historical events.
Several wikipedia links per entry
Add your own events, share them with friends
Share events via Twitter, Facebook, etc.
2. FLASHCARDS WITH CRAM by CRAM LLC
Cram’s official flashcard mobile app is here. Bring all the flashcard features you know and love about Cram to your iPhone. When you log into your Cram account the app automatically downloads your account information including: your created flashcard sets, your favorite flashcard sets and the flashcard sets you study most frequently.
Why you’ll love this flashcard app:
■ Completely free and easy to use
■ Syncs with your Cram account
■ Accesses all 80,000,000+ flashcards on Cram
■ Works online and offline; when you’re ready to study your flashcards, so is the app
■ Supports two study modes: Card mode and Memorize mode
About the study modes:
Card mode allows you to quickly view an entire set of flashcards and repeat them as often as you like. Memorize mode automatically hides flashcards you know so you can concentrate on the ones you still need to learn. You can even enable the cram option to supercharge your studying with spaced repetition.
3. ECLICKER, by Silver Mana Software
eClicker is a personal response system that allows teachers to poll their class during a lesson. It provides teachers with the real-time feedback they need to be sure their messages are being received. Developed for smartphones and laptops, eClicker leverages the hardware already in the hands of many students providing a low cost polling solution for the classroom. All you need to get started is the eClicker Host app running on an iOS device, a Wi-Fi network, and students with internet-enabled devices to participate.
● Wi-Fi based classroom response system for up to 64 clients*
● Students can participate with any internet-enabled device
● Edit questions on your computer or iOS device
● Add images to questions or draw your own
● Share question sets with other teachers via Bluetooth
● Poll questions one-at-a-time or back-to-back
● Review historical polling data and email reports
4. ANIMOTO VIDEO MAKER, by ANIMOTO Inc.
Make fun videos wherever you are, with photos and video clips from your Camera Roll. Choose from one of our sleek video styles, add a song, and you’re done! Share via Messages, email, Twitter, and Facebook and impress the socks off your friends and family.
ADD PHOTOS AND VIDEO CLIPS
• Choose photos and video clips from your camera roll
• Import from iCloud and Dropbox
PERSONALIZE YOUR VIDEO
• Over 50 different video styles to choose from
• Hundreds of songs in our built-in music library
• Captions for photos, video clip trimmer, and intro/outro cards
SHARE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS
• Easy sharing via Messages, email, Twitter, and Facebook
5. LEARN FRENCH BY MINDSNACKS, by Mindsnacks
Now you can learn French and play games simultaneously. With 9 addictive games designed for essential vocab & conversation skills, MindSnacks’ French app is perfect for adults, kids, students and travelers who wants to read, write and speak one of the world’s most beautiful languages. Unique games are designed to help memorize words, practice verb conjugation, and learn word gender. Plus, native speaker audio clips will help make those tough French pronunciations as breezy as a walk through Paris. Download the first lesson totally free and if you want more, go ahead and upgrade to get a whopping 50 full lessons and 40+ hours of content. As if that wasn’t enough, scientists now agree that the English language sounds 100% more romantic when spoken in French.
-- 9 addictive and unique games
-- 1000+ French words & phrases to study and master
-- Spoken audio clips provided by a native French speaker to help with pronunciation
-- Hand-illustrated image library to help memorize words
-- 50 French lessons designed by Ivy League instructors (upgrade required)
-- Personalized learning algorithms to maximize memorization, retention & contextual usage
-- Enhanced review mode lets you replay previously mastered lessons
-- Additional quests & challenges will keep you motivated
-- Thoughtful curriculum that may induce smiles and the occasional “booyah!!!” when achieving new high scores