Engaging your Students using Mobile Devices
This page is maintained by: Lindsay Karp, Senior Instructional Technologist at Fordham University.
Document Scanning App – TurboScan
TurboScan turns your mobile device into a full-featured and powerful scanner for documents, receipts, books, photos, whiteboards, and other text. Using just your mobile device, you can quickly scan multi-page documents in high quality, and edit, store and send them as PDFs or JPEGs.
Polling App – Plickers
This was the version that used “paper clickers” (special card shapes) and the instructor scans the room with the app to collect the responses.
Augmented Reality App – Aurasma
Augmented Reality is a digitally enhanced view of the real world. Turn any object, image, or place into an opportunity for AR. Aurasma is changing the way we interact with the world. Turn everyday objects, images, and places into new opportunities for engagement through striking augmented reality experiences.
Engage and Assess – Nearpod
Nearpod is a tool where you can push a presentation and embed some assessment type questions for the students to answer as a pop up on their devices, (this involves all the students to be logged into Nearpod on their devices to view your “Nearpod” content that you push out to them). To refresh your memory, I am linking to the Nearpod demonstration – Student Perspective (Youtube) and the Nearpod demonstration – Instructor Perspective (Youtube).
Online Magazine – Flipboard
Flipboard is an online magazine app that you can curate and add anything to. You can make Custom Magazines, create a personal or group magazine where you add all your resources, weblinks, articles, videos, social media feeds.
Annotate the Web – Touchcast
TouchCast allows educators and students around the world to easily create comprehensive and engaging interactive videos. TouchCast is a great content creation tool for instructors. TouchCast is not just a static video, it offers a simple way for the instructors to include a wealth of related content and interactivity inside the video. The educator is able to not only convey the subject matter in a compelling manner (in the form of video), but can also include supplemental information. By including these interactive elements—from web pages and pictures, quotes, quizzes and polls—the educator significantly increases student engagement.
Where to Find apps searchable by age/skill/subject and other helpful criteria