My K-12 Ed Tech Edition
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My K-12 Ed Tech Edition
Curating ed tech resources for K-12 students and teachers to improve communication, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.
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In The Classroom | i-SAFE

In The Classroom | i-SAFE | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

If you are looking for digital tools in the education category prepare to make yourself comfortable. Over 80,000 apps are labeled “educational” in online app stores. The notion of “educational app” implies that children will acquire new knowledge and skills as a result of their activities. However, research from the Science of Learning shows that not all learning apps are created equal—or are even designed with learning in mind for that matter.

 

Use the Four Pillars developed by the Science of Learning to determine if an app is truly educational, and select educational apps with real substance. Apps that don’t make the grade are equal to digital candy or cognitive junk food.

 
Deb Gardner's insight:

Simple evaluation tool that determines the quality of an "educational" app. I'm considering turning this into an activity in my EDU120 class.

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The APP ED REVIEW Roundup for April – 4 Highly Rated iPad Apps for the Science Classroom

The APP ED REVIEW Roundup for April – 4 Highly Rated iPad Apps for the Science Classroom | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

Have you ever wished you could find a source of app reviews specific to education, reviewed in a consistent, highly informative manner. Well now you can!

 

This is the first in a series of monthly posts by App Ed Review, a searchable database of educational apps, to suggest apps that teachers can use in the classroom.  The apps on App Ed Review are all rated using a robust rubric, to ensure a thorough review and the delivery of consistent information about each app.

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