Graphite wants to help teachers figure out what to download onto those shiny new devices. The website is run by a nonprofit and provides independent reviews of educational applications for tables and smart phones.It expects to have about 650 app reviews up by the time the new school year starts this autumn.
Graphite sorts apps and other digital tools by grade level from pre-K to 12 and allows user to search for both paid and free downloads.
The site has a "Top Picks" page that features its favorites grouped by category. It touts itself as a place to find the best resource tools and high school websites for creativity and the arts, as well as resources that help build vocabulary.