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Use of Apps in Science

Primary Science Volume 127, ISSN 0269-2465


In this article, Clare Rees describes the interest of staff and children alike when their school added the newest and possibly coolest iPad "tablet computers" to the classroom. Everyone wanted to get their hands on them. But how were they going to use them as teaching and learning tools? How were they actually to be used in the classroom? Teachers of year 3/4 children (ages 7-9) decided to take up the challenge and research some apps for educational usage. Described are a selection of free apps that would assist the students to: (1) to model images and ideas to the class; (2) help extend their learning in extension activities and support special needs children; and (3) record work or children's ideas as photographs so they could be placed on the school's blog or as memory prompts for children at the start of the next session.


Rees, C. (2013). Use of Apps in Science. Primary Science, 127, 14-15. Retrieved January 20, 2020 from .

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