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Apps in the Classroom - a vetting process to help practitioners evaluate apps

Apps in the Classroom - a vetting process to  help practitioners evaluate apps | technologies | Scoop.it
A free downloadable guide created by Apple to help Educational Practitioners make the best of iOS apps in their teaching
John Dalziel's insight:
My Facebook Page is mainly about Educational Apps and FiTES (Find, Try, Evaluate and Share) 
However with more apps being designed and uploaded every single day, the iTunes App Store contains over 2 million apps. 
There's a limit to how many I/we can review and it's no surprise that a large portion of these apps are education oriented covering a wide variety of subjects from learning a new language to virtually exploring the human body. 
However, again no surprise, not all apps do what they claim to do and, even worse, some of them have internal bugs and errors that affect their overall performance and render them inappropriate for use with learners in their learning environments. 
That's why practitioners need a vetting process to help them evaluate apps which they could use in their learning environments. "Apps in the Classroom" is a resource that will guide practitioners through this process. 
Apps in The Classroom is a free downloadable guide created by Apple to help Educational Practitioners make the best of iOS apps in their teaching. 
It provides teachers with guidelines and criteria to assist them with evaluating the suitability of apps. 
The criteria cover four major areas... 
► Developmental Appropriateness, 
► Engagement, 
► Instructional Design, and 
► Motivation. 
Each of these areas features a number of key questions practitioners should ask when selecting an app. 
Those of you who are already qualified, and those of you currently training to become teachers, should read "Apps in Classroom" to learn more about how to appropriately select educational apps to use with your learners.
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Edusight - Notes

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Edusight Notes is a mobile app that helps practitioners capture evidence of student learning as it happens throughout the year.

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Although developed for younger learners, EduSight Notes provides a means, for practitioners/assessors etc., to quickly capture anecdotal evidence about student learning, of all ages, in their learning environments.
EduSight Notes enables them to...
   ● take note of important behavior or character development for all their learners, and
   ● store examples of learner work to guide their assessment practice.
All notes and observations are organized by learner in a handy timeline view.
All this provides the means to reflect on learners’ progress by reviewing evidence of their learning, and application of skills etc.

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RADCAB - Steps for Online Information Evaluation

RADCAB - Steps for Online Information Evaluation | technologies | Scoop.it
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Raising learners awareness of RADCAB could be a great way to help them remember what to look for when they are evaluating websites.
RADCAB stands for...
- Relevancy,
- Appropriateness,
- Detail,
- Currency,
- Authority, and
- Bias.
The RADCAB website provides a short explanation of each of the aspects of evaluation and why they are significant.
The RADCAB website provides an information assessment rubric that practitioners and learners can download for free.

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, August 1, 2013 7:52 PM

Good mnemonic for helping students evaluate websites.

Library Staff's curator insight, August 6, 2013 7:01 PM

Great acronym for website evaluation. It's important students understand that all that glitters is not gold.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 8, 2013 9:07 AM

A good approach for online information evaluation.

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Educational Apps Checklists Every Teacher Should Have

Educational Apps Checklists Every Teacher Should Have | technologies | Scoop.it

These checklists help practitioners select the right educational apps to use with their learners.

 

This post highlights checklists, created by Tony Vincent, to help practitioners make sound educational choices when selecting apps to use with learners in their learning environments.

 

Well worth checking these checklists and possibly printing them.

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Diane Spann's curator insight, March 31, 2013 10:59 AM

As we as teachers are tasked  with developing 21st century learners, we need to deploy 21st century technology strategies that are based on sound pedagogy. Tools that facilitate an evaluation of educational apps are vital in the process of selecting the appropriate tools for various educational environments and diversified student populations. This rubric is such a tool.

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PeerWise

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PeerWise supports students in the creation, sharing, evaluation and discussion of assessment questions.
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PeerWise supports learners in the...
► creation,
► sharing,
► evaluation and
► discussion
...of assessment questions.
PeerWise is an on-line tool providing learners with the opportunity to create and to explain their understanding of course related assessment questions, and to answer and discuss questions created by their peers.
PeerWise is free and very easy to use. Learners are presented with a simple, intuitive interface and practitioners can easily view their learner content and monitor participation.
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juandoming's curator insight, March 3, 2016 6:17 AM
PeerWise supports learners in the...
► creation,
► sharing,
► evaluation and
► discussion
...of assessment questions.
PeerWise is an on-line tool providing learners with the opportunity to create and to explain their understanding of course related assessment questions, and to answer and discuss questions created by their peers.
PeerWise is free and very easy to use. Learners are presented with a simple, intuitive interface and practitioners can easily view their learner content and monitor participation.
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Nibbler - Test any website

Nibbler - Test any website | technologies | Scoop.it

Free tool for testing how good your website is, and what you can do to improve it. Check accessibility, SEO, social media, compliance and more.

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Nibbler is an on-line test tool that evaluates and scores any website for various factors including...
   - Code Quality,
   - Mobile Compatibility, and
   - Accessibility.
It’s handy for web designers who want to run a final check for their website before launch.

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Marco Favero's curator insight, January 2, 2015 3:25 AM

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Plagiarism checking tool - the most accurate and absolutely FREE! Try now!

Plagiarism checking tool - the most accurate and absolutely FREE! Try now! | technologies | Scoop.it
The best FREE plagiarism checker. Check your paper online! The most accurate results, easy and usable report
John Dalziel's insight:

PlagTracker can be used by learners to check their written work for any accidental plagiarism. It is easy to use and free.

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