Mobile Applications for use in Education

GoodNotes

What is this? GoodNotes is an application that is used to create notes, graphs, etc for classes. It allows students to have all of their notes organized by class, subject, etc. This app also allows for students to have their notes with them (as long as the device is on the student).

How can it be used? GoodNotes can be used for students to make notes on their iPads, diagrams, download PDFs and add notes to them etc. This application will help students stay organized, and have the ability to study anywhere.

Notability

What is this? Notability is a very similar program to GoodNotes. Notability allows students to take accurate notes, organize by ones choice,but the main difference it Notability has the ability to record the lecture and take notes at the same time.

How can it be used? Notability can be used for students to make notes on their iPads, diagrams, download PDFs and add notes to them etc. This application will help students stay organized, and ability to study anywhere.

iTunesU

What is this? iTunes U is an apple specific application. It allows educators to create a class/course specific material and share it across devices. Furthermore, it allows educators to view other courses, or material available on iTunes U to incorporate or generate ideas for their own courses.

How can it be used? iTunes U can be used in the classroom to post relevant materials, assignments, course info etc. It allows educators to manage a classroom, and ensures students have access to materials where ever they are, as long the student has the proper technology

VoiceThread

What is this? VoiceThread is a tool that can be used on any platform to create slideshows, voices, comments, etc. This tool is similar to a forum, in the essence that one starts a topic and pope can contribute to it by commenting or adding posts. A VoiceThread could also be used as a slideshow, but has voice overlay as a teaching tool.

How can it be used? VoiceThread for education has three different levels, single educator, school, district/state. Each version offers the same features, what limits is the amount of users one could have. VoiceThread could be used to allow students and educators to create threads with voice, pictures, proof etc, have students and educators respond and develop a discussion. This would allow for instant feedback from others, and help steer the student in a direction to ensure mastery of content.

Drop Box

What is this? Dropbox is a program that stores files on a cloud/external server that one has access too wherever one is.

How can it be used? Dropbox can be used to allow students and educators to access course specific documents, as well submit homework. This service is purely a file exchange program, but can ensure students have proper access to the resources, documents and support one may need.

Microsoft OneNote

What is this? Microsoft Onenote is similar to Notability and GoodNotes. This is a free program that allows for Note taking to be done on any device. Microsoft Onenote works with the majority of Microsoft products like word, so it allows for the ability to transfer easily..

How can it be used? Onenote can be used to create notes in class, as well work on class work that should be done on word. This program allows for ease of access to notes, as well the ability to move items from onenote to other Microsoft products.

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