Mobile phones have long had a bad reputation in the educational setting. However, it is important to acknowledge that when used appropriately and within moderation they can provide benefits and enhance learning and enrichment. Arguably, mobile phones enable students to access resources and progress at their own pace through the content provided, allowing an increased level of flexibility. Here is a list of potential ways to integrate technology into student’s learning and revision:
Educational Mobile Apps
Many students are classified as visual learners, meaning that they prefer to use images, graphics, and maps to remember and learn the material. AYOA is a mind mapping app where students can brainstorm ideas and visualise revision enabling productivity. Visual study techniques like mind-mapping can assist dyslexic students by condensing essays or textbook content into manageable visual aids.
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Forest App: Stay Focused
An app designed with the primary purpose to keep students focused and present with their revision. The app revolves around students planting trees whenever they want to stay focused, the tree then grows whilst students are focused. If students leave the app halfway through the productive session, either to check social media or play a game, the planted tree dies. The app acts as a visual aid allowing students to see their hard work eventually result in a forest, which can be then shared with friends.
Allows students to take notes and store information, including handwritten notes, webpages, and extracts from webpages or textbooks. The application has search and organisation features allowing students to find the processed handwritten notes and insert them into dedicated online spaces. Students would be able to locate the relevant notes as and when they need to quickly and easily, allowing a portable revision tool.
Other Features that Can be Utilised
For Special Needs students, mobile phones have the potential to provide greater accessibility to a range of resources for a range of different requirements. For greater assistance in navigating Special Educational Needs, Crescent Tuition has the resources available to provide tailored tuition regardless of the myriad of requirements needed to be catered for.
Once again it is important to reiterate that without proper guidance and boundaries mobile phones can be detrimental to student’s progress with the potential for poor time management and social media causing distractions. However, proper guidance and monitoring the use of mobile phones can positively impact student’s learning experience.