Mobile Applications for Educational Technology

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Mobile Applications for Educational Technology by Mind Map: Mobile Applications for Educational Technology

1. Tools for Remembering

1.1. Notability: Although this mobile app could be applied to multiple scaffolds of Bloom's taxonomy, I personally use it for my students to easily take notes on their devices.

1.2. Pocket: Can be used by students and educators that find relevant articles, but do not have access to a computer at that moment. It saves the website/article in this app that can be accessed on other devices.‎

2. Tools for Understanding

2.1. Solar Walk Lite: "Walks you through" the size and dimensions of the solar system.

2.2. NOVA Elements: As someone who teaches 7th grade chemistry, I often have a difficult time teaching the abstract structure of something like an element or atom. This app gives a visual for different elements, and a video to accompany it. ‎

3. Tools for Applying

3.1. NGSS App: Although not useful for students per se, I use this at nearly every meeting for other science teachers as a reference point when discussing unit or curriculum development. It is easy to use, and gives me quick access to the information that I need to share.

3.2. Science Journal by Google: A free digital science notebook that I can look at in real time of my students observations, recordings, and notes. Science Journal

4. Tools for Analyzing

4.1. iNaturalist: Allows students to take a picture or audio file of anything in nature, and the app will identify the species based on an international collection of data.

4.2. Earth Now: An app created by NASA that allows students to see visual representations of data, and the long-term effects of climate change.

5. Tools for Evaluating

5.1. Twitter: Although I have yet to use it in my own classroom, students and educators can use Twitter to read other educational posts (that they are following) to select and justify whatever is being investigated. ‎

5.2. Weather Underground: Allows students to explore, collect data, and make comparisons to support current investigations into weather/climate patterns.

6. Tools for Creating

6.1. TextingStory: Used as an app that allows educators and students to create a narrative or information through the usage of fake text messaging. ‎

6.2. Codeable Crafts: Although I do not use this as part of my main science curriculum, I use it with my computer science elective that I teach. The app allows students to upload any photo and make a project or craft out of it that requires coding fundamentals.