TWT Webinar: Mobile Apps for Teaching and Learning

Webinar Recording

Webinar Presentation

In the world of Mobile Technologies, using Mobile Apps can add a lot to your teaching practice and give your learners more opportunities to improve their language skill. During this one hour webinar we discussed the benefits of using mobile devices in education and positive impact on student performance, engagement, motivation and learning outcomes. Look through the resources for the classroom activities we had discussed and learn how your learners can use Mobile apps on their own.

From thousands of mobile apps for language learning, offering authentic materials (podcasts, videos, e-books, and textbooks), practical language tasks and learning progress tracking options we have chosen  some of the most interesting ones and you can use them for a variety of activities: self-study activity, pair and group work to extend the learning beyond the classroom walls.

131Explore Our World CLIL Readers is an innovative series of non-fiction readers in different levels. They can be interesting to different age groups and are ideal for reading together in class or reading alone at home. Motivating and engaging books that will hook learners from the very beginning. Encourage your readers to further explore the world around them. Strengthen your learners’ critical reading skills and strategies. Great illustrations and stunning layouts that captivate students. Fast Facts that instruct, spark the learners’ interest and heighten their curiosity. You ca find a fascinating myth, a story or a legend in every reader to capture the imagination and offer a different perspective of the topic.

ghdfCareer Paths are designed for professionals and students to help them develop the language skills they need to succeed in a professional work situation.  Choose from a variety of fields to improve English communication in a work environment. Incorporating career-specific vocabulary and contexts, each unit offers step-by-step instruction that immerses students in the four key language components: reading, listening, speaking and writing. The series is organized into three levels of difficulty and offers a minimum of 400 vocabulary terms and phrases. Every unit includes a test of reading comprehension, vocabulary and listening skills and leads students through written and oral production.  Included Features : A variety of realistic reading passages. Career-specific dialogues. 45 reading and listening comprehension checks. Over 400 vocabulary terms and phrases. Guided speaking and writing exercises. Complete glossary of terms and phrases. The Teacher´s Guide contains teacher´s notes, a full answer key and audio scripts.

hkkChoose a dictionary of your favorite publisher and upload an app. With Oxford Dictionaries you will have the most comprehensive coverage of English everywhere it’s spoken
• The very latest vocabulary, with over 350,000 words, phrases and meanings
• Thousands of words and sentences derived from the latest research of the Oxford English Corpus
Ideal for professionals, students, and academics, as well as anyone who needs a comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of current English at work or at home.

fgfWith Phrasalstein you will have everything you need to successfully teach phrasal verbs. With this app you will find a word bank and funny animations. If you need the definition of the phrasal verb you will find it as well.  Your learners can test themselves once they’ve gone through every single phrasal verb. Teachers can use the app to show students what a phrasal verb means. Plus you will have lots of fun with engaging animation and can introduce your learners to the classical book this app was based on.

vfPhrase Maze allows you to hear, form and pick out the phrasal verbs. You have a lot of room to practice and a lot more settings to change for a harder level. Phrase Maze allows you to hear the proper pronunciation of the phrasal verb and the audio is very clear. Once your learner starts playing the progress is monitored and a progress report will be seen for further improvement. As a teacher you can also use this app with students of different levels.

dfgWith English Listening your learners will practice English through simple English Conversations from BBC Learning English Program: 6 Minute English, English At Work, The English We Speak… Each lesson comes with audio, transcript and vocabulary list.  You can test your English through fun English Quiz and Test from BBC Learning English Program. You will also Learn English by chatting with other English learners. You can learn about English Grammar, practice your English Speaking by Voice Recognition when chatting.

fghfWith Spreaker  you can record a podcast or broadcast live using apps available for mobile, desktop, and the web. Plus upload files and migrate content over using the RSS Importer. Distribute your podcast to social networks, iTunes, YouTube, and more. You can also schedule episodes, embed widgets, and order your own Mobile App. Chat with  your learners while you broadcast live and read their comments on your episode’s page.

jhrSocrative empowers you to engage and assess your students as learning happens. Through the use of real-time questioning, result aggregation, and visualization, you have instant insight into levels of understanding so you can use class time to better collaborate and grow as a community of learners. This app will help you receive instant feedback from your learners as they submit their answers to multiple choice, true/false, graded short answer or open-response questions. Watch this short YouTube video to get the better idea on how this application works.

vfdsPiccollage will help your learners create collages by rotating, resizing, editing and deleting photos using simple gestures. Add text, stickers and backgrounds or clip your images with just a few taps and drags. Import photos from your photo library, Facebook and Instagram albums, and photos from the web to create colorful collages of your friends, family or favorite celebrities. You can use this app to improve English skills in a creative way.

bdfKnovio Mobile is the fastest and easiest way to add video and audio to your presentations, to tell your story powerfully and with personality. Enhance your presentation in just three steps: Open a PowerPoint presentation in Knovio Mobile. Record your video or audio commentary.  Share it privately, or with the world on social media.Now your learners can learn English anytime and anywhere. To find more ideas about using Mobile Apps for your lessons, watch the recording of our webinar. We will also greatly appreciate if you share with us your favorite applications and tell us how you use them with your learners. See you online!