Apps for a K-12 Classroom
VoiceThread is an app that allows students to upload photos, images, drawings and more then make comments on it. They can record their voice, comment with text, or draw on the image to create a presentation. VoiceThread is also a way for other students to comment on one another's work.
Top Hat is an app that allows teachers to poll or quiz students from their mobile devices. Questions appear for a set period of time for students to answer, and the teacher can see the results. One benefit is that students can participate from home, and students get immediate feedback on their responses.
A great app for creating videos is Animoto. Students can create the videos to be advertisements, movie trailers and more! It offers a great deal of flexibility and is fun for kids to use as they use their own voices and pictures to create the story.
With this app, students can create detailed books about their lives, what they imagine, or change the ending of a classic story. Storykit allows students to take old classic books like the 3 Little Pigs and edit the pages. Students can even tell the story from a different point-of-view
The dictionary app functions like a dictionary (who knew?). Students can look up the definitions and pronunciations of words with this app for free. It is helpful for students who need assistance spelling or who come across unfamiliar words while reading.