Jan. 15, 2013
-- It wasn't too long ago that mobile devices were something to be kept out of the classroom. A cause of distraction, they were something that people within the educational system wanted shut away during classes. However, today mobile devices offer great advantages to assist both teachers and students.
Some examples of how mobile devices can be used to benefit education include something as simple as taking photos and making notes to share in the classroom, to creating stimulating podcasts and learning games. Mobile devices allow students more freedom of choice, encouraging independent learning and allowing students to choose an approach that will suit their individual needs best. Mobile devices, no matter whether you use an Amazon Kindle, a Samsung Galaxy note, or a brand new iPad4, are not only beneficial for learning inside the classroom, but also provide a wide array of educational tools whilst performing fieldwork away from the classroom. Thousands of good quality educational Apps have been downloaded in Apple or Android App stores every minute with engaging and interactive contents that enhance the attentiveness of people. One such provider of excellent education applications for mobile devices is TouchApp. TouchApp (http://www.touchapp.co.uk
) is a top grade mobile and web app development company that have produced some of the best education applications available on the market.
A great example of one of TouchApp’s most popular apps is ‘Focus on Plant’. ‘Focus on Plant’ is designed to help the user learn more about the basic knowledge of plant science. Designed with the beautiful interactive illustrators and audible glossary, the app makes the learning touchable and fun. Another of one of TouchApp’s best selling educational apps is ’Learn Writing Chinese’. This app is designed to help its users to learn Chinese handwriting with the mobile touch screen. It features three different levels of skill, allowing you to work at your own pace and increase in difficulty as you become more comfortable with the subject. It also provides English meanings for all of the Chinese words, as well as correct pronunciations.
Long gone are the days when mobile devices were simply a distraction to be avoided in classrooms, instead they have become an important, often times vital tool for the learning experience. Mobile devices offer a swathe of resources to both teachers and students and should be considered very carefully, rather than simply dismissed off hand. Take the time to look at your mobile devices and their functions carefully, and you will see that they have more benefits than disadvantages.