Mobile Apps for Education Showcase

Convention Center Room: 701-A: Technology Showcase

Mobile Apps for Education Showcase


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Use the Canvas Mobile App for Android and IOS For Student Video Discussion Boards For Keeping Students Engaged Outside of Class

The main purpose of this presentation is to show instructors how they can easily create discussion boards that their students post and reply to using video, with the Canvas mobile app for either IOS or Android. These video discussion boards keep the students engaged and practicing English Outside of Class.


Anthony Anderson, Nevada State College, USA (


The Magic of ThingLink

This presentation will demonstrate the ease with which ANYONE can personalise photos by using ThingLink. A multi-platform tool, ThingLink lets users add ‘digital captions’ to any image. Great for student presentations, and so simple. With a device, an image and an internet connection, beautiful ThingLinks are just a touch away.

Sheri Henderson, Ras Al Khaimah Men's College - Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE (


Schoology: Capturing Authentic Interaction with Native English Speakers

Schoology is a free online learning management system with a mobile app that captures audio and video and directly uploads it to the class website. Come and hear how our beginning students have taken “selfie videos” while ordering food and how our advanced students have interviewed native English speakers

Gail Schwartz, UC Irvine, USA (


Dana Saito-Stehberger, UC Irvine, USA (


Mango App: How to Use With Adult Language Learners

This presentation will demonstrate how Mango Mobile Apps can enliven instruction for adult language learners. Mango is an application teachers can use to create a virtual world where students can benefit from visual/audible enhancements. Handouts will be provided with a website of samples where Mango App can be viewed.

Aseel Almubaddel, George MAson University, USA (


Using Anki to Learn Vocabulary and Grammar

Help students learn lots of vocabulary and grammar rules so well that they are able to recall them immediately. The beauty of Anki (flash card application) is that students can use it to assist them in creating a usable language in their free time. Plus, it’s fun!

Drew Scheneman, University of Delaware, USA (


VocabNomad: a Context-Sensitive Mobile Application - University English for Academic Purposes Case Study

VocabNomad, an adaptive visual dictionary app, allows learners to create and share learning content. VocabNomad, a vocabulary support tool, encourages situated learning by using learner mobile tracking information to support the user’s context. The VocabNomad app demonstration includes: effects on ELL communication and emotions, user feedback and other research findings.

Bill Mboutsiadis, University of Toronto & Teachers College Columbia University, Canada (


Carrie Demmans Epp, TAGlab, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Toronto, Canada (


Generating Research Citations with Ease Using Easy Bib

Creating citations has always been a laborious process until now with the mobile app, EasyBib. Now, teachers and students can use their phone's camera to scan the barcode of books, generate a citation list, and email the results to themselves. Thus, more time can be spent on other writing tasks.

Randall Davis, English Language Institute, USA (


Kahoot: Instant Student Input via Cell Phones

Kahoot is a free game-based educational platform that allows individual students to respond to questions on a project computer screen with their cell phones. Their responses are instantly visible on the projected website. Come see how Kahoot can bring motivation to your class!


Dana Saito-Stehberger, UCI International Programs, USA (

Gail Schwartz, UCI International Programs, USA (