Mobile Apps to try in the Classroom
The Answer Pad
The Answer Pad is a free web, iOS and Android app that is perfect for the BYOD environment. It is an easy-to-use platform to interact with students. It delivers and captures data from any device by using a Web browser or the TAPit Free iPad app. With its flexible access and time-saving functionality, TAPit is an ideal tool for your flipped or blended classroom.
For more information visit www.theanswerpad.com
Mobl21 is an amazing app that has tools for students, teachers, and institutions. Teachers are able to "develop content that learners can access from their mobile devices" (Mob 21, 2014). This lets students to work at their own pace (Mobl 21, 2014). Students are able to access class material and notes at anytime and anywhere. Teachers are also able to "track and monitor contact access and view test performances" (Mobl 21, 2014). Flashcards, quizzes, study guides, lessons, can all be downloaded onto student phones or on class sets of mobile devices.
For more information visit www.mobl21.com
SpeakingPal English Tutor
A very entertaining and highly-interactive app, it features a series of mini-lessons of approximately 5 minutes, so students have no excuses when it comes to making the most of idle time. The student interacts with the app through speech recognition software that recreates a real video call. It’s available for download on iPhone or Android for free
For more information visit www.speakingpalenglishtutor.com
Developer Description: “When you find an interesting article, video or web page that you want to read, watch or view later, put it in Pocket. Once it’s in Pocket, it automatically syncs across to your phone, tablet and computer so you can view it anytime on any device, even without an internet connection." (Pocket, 2014)
For more information visit www.getpocket.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
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