Apps. Lots and lots and LOTS of apps. Half a million and counting in Apple’s App Store… As iPads and iPod Touches become more prevalent in schools, educators often are overwhelmed by the sheer size and diversity of the apps ecosystem: How do I know which apps are good for my kids? Is there an app out there that will help my students with this learning goal? How can I tell if an app is great or junk?
Thankfully, others have stepped up to help educators curate apps that have learning value. Here is my list of web sites that review and/or share educational apps that work on Apple devices:
The list focuses on sites dedicated specifically to education apps, not sites that include apps and other educational technology resources as well. If you know of an education apps site that I’m missing, please add it to the list.
Does your school organization have a systematic way of sharing excellent learning apps with educators and/or parents? If not, maybe it’s time to initiate one!
[Continuing what I hope will be a month-long wave of resources for school leaders and the programs that prepare them…]
Image credit: Time for Apps, Bigstock
Edshelf, EdSurge, Chalkable, and Kindertown all review apps + edtech tools, too. As so many schools are still stuck in the land of Firefox 4 or Internet Explorer 6, though, it’s important to recognize that focusing on the browser experience (not a native app) is one of the best ways to ensure that students have access to a particular tool.
Check out TWA: http://www.teacherswithapps.com
Teachers With Apps was founded by two lifelong educators and is dedicated to the idea that quality mobile educational apps are the tools of the future but they need to be used responsibly. Remember, not all educational apps are created equal.
Check out Educational App Store:
The one stop shop for all educational mobile applications
Thankyou for sharing! Very usefull!
Nice list !
Could you please consider adding http://www.reviewfordev.com to this list?
If you take a look at the profile of our reviewers: http://www.reviewfordev.com/profile_all.php?page=1&reviewers=1 (top of the page) you’ll see that we have many parents, SLPs, teachers, SN educators, OTs etc. so the feedback has an incredible value for developers in the Edtech space.
I think the service that you’re offering is a fantastic idea. But this list is for classroom educators and/or parents who are looking for educational apps for children. It’s not aimed at feedback for app developers.
I wish you the very best with your initiative.