Apps for Use at the Secondary Level

Applications or apps are programs that run on a computing device that perform an activity or task. Most often apps are associated with mobile devices, but they also are used on personal computers. Apps have been used extensively in education over the past 10 years, and this trend will not change as more apps are developed to meet educational as well as social needs. Apps became prominent with the widescale deployment of mobile technologies; educational apps spread with the introduction of tablet technology in schools. Tablets and other mobile devices provide currency and diversification so that teachers are no longer tied to traditional texts, which are often expensive and can become dated quickly. Apps and other technologies may or may not replace texts but can ...

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