Smart phones are becoming increasingly popular. Now that they are becoming more affordable, it is not that uncommon to see people in every economic bracket with one. The PEW Research Center has completed surveys about the demographics of smart phone users.
I heard about using cell phones as a tool during tutor training at the Adult Literacy League. But after the trainer explained how she came to it, it made complete sense. Her student wanted to practice the new words he was learning, but didn’t want to be embarrassed as a grown man using flash cards. After many trail and error experiments, they found an application that would work well for both of them. I decided to compile a list of 4-5 applications for the most popular smart phones. I suggest that you try out a couple and see what works for your student. The gFlash allows you as the tutor to upload a list of words for your student to use, or you can download a list already made by someone else. All of the Dictionary.com applications include audio so users can see how the word is spelled and hear how it is pronounced. Is there anything else you would add?
Flash cards + $0.99 English Voice download- FREE
Dictionary.com (includes pronunciation button) – FREE
World Lens (Translates street signs) – FREE
Top 50 iPhone apps for Educators
Spanish-English Dictionary ColorDict Dictionary- FREE
Math Wizard- FREE
gFlash (create your own flashcards)- FREE
Dictionary.com(includes pronunciation button)- FREE
gFlash PRO flashcards (create your own or download someone elses)- $4.99
Math Flash- FREE
Student Notes (good for those studying for the GED)- FREE
Learn to Write- FREE
Dictionary and Thesaurus.com- FREE