Mobile Learning:
Applications for K-12 Students

Learncast

The Application: Learncast is an application that teachers can use to test, poll and survey students as well as track their results.

How It Can Be Used: This application could be used in a Grade 10 physics class where the teacher puts a problem on the board and students have 5 minutes to solve and submit their answer using Learncast. It could be used the same way iClickers are used at the University of Alberta.

Grammaropolis

The Application: Grammaropolis is an application that helps students with grammar and effective communication. The app has walkthroughs, games and quizzes for young learners.

How It Can Be Used: I see Grammaropolis working with students in grades K-3. Teachers could assign a topic like nouns, verbs or adjectives and have the students finish a quiz everyday.

Chegg

The Application: Chegg is an application that allows students to rent textbooks from their mobile device.

How It Can Be Used: In a grade 12 biology class you could assign an essay with 5 sources. Students would then be enabled to utilize this application find credible sources.

ChemDoodle

The Application: ChemDoodle is an application that allows students to draw molecular structures and create reactions.

How It Can Be Used: ChemDoodle could be used in a grade 11 chemistry class. INstead of having students buy molecular building sets, students could do building assignments on this application.  

Dictionary.com

The Application: This application is pretty self-explanatory, but it an app that has definitions of words for users.

How It Can Be Used: In an English 10 class the teacher could get students to learn one new word every class and keep track of them in a journal

Arithmetic Today

The Application: This application provides digital worksheets for students to practice their mathematics.

How It Can Be Used: In grade 5 math class this application can replace minute math worksheets.

Headline!

The Application: This application is a fun, math based game that leads students through different levels.

How It Can Be Used: In a grade 3 math class the teacher could assign that a certain number of levels must be completed by the end of the week.

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