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Mobile technology to promote richer education experiences

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Sock Puppets and PalsAnimoto Video

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Sock Puppets- great for collaborative stories in pairs.

Puppet PalsAnimoto Video Creation – students create a podcast or tell a short story with a puppet and send them to their friends via email, Facebook, or Twitter.

Funny Suggestion: Bunsella Bedtimes Story- students narrate a children’s story and send to a children’s class in the local elementary or a younger brother or sister or for children in another country.

Journal Jar

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Free Journal Topics App for creative thinking. Educational Language Arts App. Access it online and/or on your mobile device (iphone / ipad / ipod touch / android). Get over 150+ journal topics ideas.

Microsoft OneNote

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One of the most robust single note-taking applications in the market, it looks just like a traditional notebook. It rocks interactive whiteboards because the notes you write on the board go directly into the notebook you share with the students. You can also edit simultaneously with a maximum of five students (my unofficial number from testing it). Students can write notes, grab screenshots and make to-do lists.

Pool Everywhere

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An audience-response system app built on text messaging that lets you poll students (think formative assessment) and share their responses immediately. Students can respond via text from their cell, smartphone, or computer browser, or from Twitter.

Frog Dissection

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Biology lab without the mess and the smell? Now that’s a revolution. Students dissect a virtual amphibian to learn about the parts of a frog and how it functions.

BrainPop

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As far as Web and app resources go, this one could be considered an old-timer, having been around since 1999. The app lets kids watch an educational movie on various humanities and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects and then quizzes them to see how much they learned. BrainPOP Jr. is specially configured for the younger grades; there’s also GameUp, a free portal for math, science, health, and social studies games

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