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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,
► Instructional Design, and
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.