There are a lot of dime-a-dozen apps for education in the app-verse. If you had $1,000,000 to spend on a dream app for education, what would it do?
For example, there are plenty of elementary math apps, but most of them do essentially the same thing: drill math facts. I would love to have a group of math apps to choose from that involve clever, strategic problem solving with different levels of difficulty. So far, the best apps for this are in the game category, because many of the games involve creative problem solving. But how about an app that combines the game strategy with real life (or semi-real life) problems?
So...what app for ed do you dream about or know about? Please share with the community.
My Million Dollar Education app would be very science oriented. It would allow students to do the following:
I think such an app would help students realize how often they "do" science on a daily basis. Have you seen this app yet?
Wow - how about having the app interface with probes from ANY manufacturer? Students could use probeware from Vernier along with Pasco at the same time. This would allow students to easily add accurate data into student experiments using probes. Is there a chance probeware companies would collaborate in letting such an app to be created?
Have you looked at WikiEdit? It is supposed to let you edit a wiki from an iPad. Since I do not have an iPad, I've not had the opportunity to check this one out. We need someone who has an iPad to test and report back.
This discussion reminds me of the article I just read in the Journal where students described their ideal learning app.http://thejournal.com/articles/2011/11/04/if-kids-designed-the-tools.aspx So any feedback on these apps?
As they say ... "If you build it they will come!"
I like the idea of having students design and predict what they want to see in an App. Students know what they want to see in an app, and how it should perform. How awesome would it be to have students involved in the design process - not just using seeing if how they like an app designed by adults.
Karen - There are tons of apps in this discussion http://engage.intel.com/thread/4125 Check them out and share in the discussion
These are the apps I use in my science classroom. (I only have one iPod touch - I wish I had a class set!)
Disclaimer: I teach Middle School science and love to explore multiple science topics. Some of these apps are very "science geeky" also known as "Stealth STEM!"