With many apps available to solve problems for you, educators can leverage mobile devices to pave the way for students to learn to think critically by harnessing the information they’ve gathered on their devices to determine how they want to solve complex problems.
Mr Dares said one such app, Photomath, which utilises a camera to recognise mathematical equations and display step-by-step solutions on screen, can spur students to think about what they want to do with the information they’ve gathered.
“What’s the objective of having that answer? What are you going to do with it? That’s where we’re moving into,” Mr Dares said.
Teachers can also use mobile devices to further personalise and differentiate learning for students as each one learns at a different pace and in different ways.