MOBILE APPS FOR LEARNING
  • Design and Create

  • Share and Explore

  • Inspire and Have Fun

  • Think and Experiment

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Developing Mobile Assests 
Utilize the built-in camera to create and develop your assets

We typically use our devices to email, browse and consume content. Devices that have launched today our powerful and create the opportunity to design and build content for our audience.

Working with documents.

Using email and cloud based sharing (iCloud, Dropbox, Box, Microsoft OneDrive, Drive) provides a easy way to share, open and work with our content while on the road. It also provides a simple way to provide more dynamic content to our audience.

Working with media.

Our mobile devices provide a great way to listen and watch media. We can expand our knowledge by creating a podcast or quick video based library to provide quick, easy to consume answers for our audience. You can use your device to record a meeting, a feedback loop with an expert or interview a speaker, a leader or a peer.

Interactive eBooks.

eBooks offer a great way to deliver content to a mobile device. This is great when you know your audience has limited bandwidth and needs to have access to content offline.

eBooks can be created for the iOS platform using iBooks Author a free download for your Mac. Sigil is a free open source mac and windows app that allows you to create eBooks, with some HTML knowledge, for any iOS and Android.

Interactive PDFs

iOS and Android mobile devices offer the ability to open, review, add feedback and interact with PDF files. 

You can also easily add interactive links within a PDF to prototype, demonstrate and provide a more interactive experience for a stakeholder to learn, reference and gather feedback.

Browsing

Using your mobile browser, you can browse, access and perform the same functions and sites that we use on our desktop browsers.

This makes it easy to access information, pull up a resource, or get just in time learning whether its some text, a graphic, a activity or a video.

Web App

Using your mobile browser, you access a web site that acts or performs a specific function, acts as a app or a tool. This allows our users to search for the latest data, track their progress, share or edit data based on the web apps design.

The advantage of a web app, is that its controlled on the server so the same data is access via mobile devices and desktops. You can insure the user always has access to the latest data because they have to access via the server.

Post It App - iOs

The Post-It App allows any iOS device to take a picture to capture your sticky notes and it converts it to interactive thought board where you can move, reorganize and update to share with your team after the meeting. If you use post-its in your brainstorming, planning or creative process this is a must have app.


Capture your notes

Use the app to capture PostIt Notes from your work session.

Organize your thoughts

Arrange, refine, add to and organize the thoughts on your board – any way you see fit.

Share with Everyone

Share your organized board with your team. Then share to your favorite application.


Applications

Apps that can be used to create, manage and share.

Whink App 
iOS

The Whink App works on your iPhone or your iPad and is great for notes, sketching, and brainstorming. It has 3 modes from drawing, typing and recording elements as well bring in media from your camera roll.

OneNote 
iOS | Android | Windows | Mac

Great multi-os app that will sync via cloud so you can easily use any device to create, note, and track your ideas whether you are on a iOS, Android, Windows Surface or Mac or Windows desktop device. Similar to Evernote, Apple Notes and dozens of other products but if you need to be able to use several devices a great free cloud based app to get started.

OfficeLens 
iOS | Android | Free

Great multi-os app that will sync via cloud so you can easily use any device to create, note, and track your ideas whether you are on a iOS, Android, Windows Surface or Mac or Windows desktop device. Similar to Evernote, Apple Notes and dozens of other products but if you need to be able to use several devices a great free cloud based app to get started.

Autodesk Sketch 
iOS | Android | Windows | Mac

Sketch allows you to use your Apple Pencil or similar pen to draw, sketch, plan or wireframe a concept or idea while working your stakeholder.  Its free to download and for a couple dollars a you unlock several additional features.

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Resources

Mirroring your Mobile Device back to your Desktop

Reflector
Windows | Mac

Great app that will allow your to mirror your device back to your computer and record or display via projector or tv output.

Air Parrot 
Windows | Mac

Great app that will allow your to mirror your device back to your computer and record or display via projector or tv output.

Creating Content

Quick links to creative apps. Click each link to download or learn more.
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Great apps for audio, video and image editing.

iOS

20 Powerful
Image Editing Apps

Best Apps for Recording and Editing Audio

Best camera, photo and video editing apps

Android

5 Video Editing Apps

25 Free Audio Editing Apps

Best camera, photo editing apps

Don’t forget to experiment, play and adapt your process.

For homework, download and test one app a month (at least) to see how you can enhance your process.