Module 9

Educational Technology 210

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Story Kit

What is this?

Story Kit is an educational mobile app that provides students with the means and place to create a novel for example about their lives, or what they imagine. Students may also take their own favourite stories and change the story events.

How can it be used?

A teacher may use the app to assign homework in which a student must rewrite the ending of a classic story. This activity may be used to motivate students who find writing uninteresting.

Dragon Box+ Algebra

What is this?

Dragon Box+ Algebra is an educational mobile app which teaches students concepts for solving algebraic equations through gameplay.

How can it be used?

As the app is created to appear a game rather than the learning of algebra, a teacher can use the app to engage the kids that would otherwise have a difficult time in learning the concepts. The teacher may also provide the app as a supporting tool for special needs children.

Journal Jar

What is this?

Journal jar is a downloadable mobile app which allows students immediate access to random story prompts.

How can it be used?

This app allows teachers to assign writing prompts to students as homework. As the results are randomized, the teacher can be assured that the students will have differing prompts and therefore the students will come up with their own ideas rather relying on friends' ideas.

Animation Creator HD Lite For IPad

What is this?

This mobile application allows students to create their own animations with audio, characters, and even adding new dialogue for a story.

How can it be used?

The app can be used by a teacher to let the students really engage with a story, acquiring their own perspective and/or take on what happened throughout the text.

Videolicious

What is this?

Videolicious is an application which provides students with the means to create and edit a video of themselves.

How can it be used?

A teacher can use mobile app as an assignment for students to create a video journal of themselves. The assignment would be a spin on the typical assignment of writing the day to day journal.

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