28 apps for challenge-based learning projects

Finding & Launching a Challenge


Find a challenge: Use apps that connect students to innovative resources and news sources, such as feed readers (think Feedly), the TED app, NPR, and the magazine-like aggregator Zite.

Brainstorm: Try apps such as MindNode ($9.99), Stickyboard, and Ideasketch to get creative juices flowing.

Collaborate: Consider these fresh apps for getting students to work together through journaling (iDO Notepad), and making checklists (Wunderlist).


From Challenge to Solution


Mindmap: iBrainstorm and Popplet can help organize thoughts.

Research: InstaPaper ($3.99) saves webpages for offline viewing; Wikipedia Mobile can be invaluable on-the-go.

Polling/Surveying: Polls Online, PollDaddy, and Socrative might help gather responses.


Next page: Analyze data and share results with these apps


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