Friday, December 13, 2013

6 Places For Discovering New Mobile Apps

Teachers often ask me where they can find great educational apps. I learn about apps from a lot of sources, and not just from sites that curate lists of apps. However, having a short list of go-to sites that will keep you aware of the latest and greatest apps is definitely helpful. I have a list that I created with several of these sites. It can be a bit overwhelming, so if you aren't interested in picking through the entire list, I've included 6 of my favorites below:

Fun Educational Apps- Apps for iOS. This site has tons of reviews of apps from multiple content areas and age ranges. Plus you can sign up for free app alerts.

Smart Apps for Kids-  Another website that is searchable by age and subject-area. Sign up for email updates in multiple categories.

Edshelf- A great community of educators sharing their favorite digital tools, including apps. A super-useful space for discovering and sharing your favorite apps.

APPitic- Awesome site with curated lists of apps in many categories including apps for flipped learning, Challenge-Based Learning, and the ISTE NETS. Also includes supporting resources.

I Education Apps Review (IEAR)- Another community effort, IEAR includes tons of app reviews, but even more resources around using tablets and apps in the classroom.

Appolearning- A great site for finding both iOS and Android apps. The resources are organized by operating system, grade level, subject area, and task.

Of course, the best way to find great apps is to join the great conversations around Ed Tech on social media, to attend live and virtual sessions from presenters who have experience with tablets in the classroom, and to collaborate with colleagues to explore app solutions that fit your classroom best. Hopefully, the resources above can help drive those conversations.

If you have a favorite source for learning about educational mobile apps, I'd love to know about it. Please feel free to share that in the comments below.

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for this post. I came here from the elearning coach community. Lots of good resources. Thanks for sharing this.

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