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Evaluating apps

  1. 1. 8/15/13 Meridian School District Tech Expo Evaluating Apps Gretchen Caserotti, Meridian Library District Photo by Flickr user Johan Larsson, creative commons licensed
  2. 2. Decisions...Decisions... Photo by Flickr userPaulSh, creative commons licensed
  3. 3. Evaluation Criteria •Appropriate •Non-Commercial •Accurate/Correct •Usability •Price •Educational Soundness •Sharability •Manageability •Customize/Personalize
  4. 4. Appropriateness Photo by Flickr user FlickingerBrad, creative commons licensed
  5. 5. Photo by Flickr user FlickingerBrad, creative commons licensed Non-Commercial
  6. 6. Photo by Flickr user TheUnquietLibrary, creative commons licensed Accurate/Correct
  7. 7. Usability/Design Photo by Flickr user DaveElf, creative commons licensed
  8. 8. Manageability Photo by Flickr user TeachingSagittarian, creative commons licensed
  9. 9. Photo by Flickr user Kentucky Country Day, creative commons licensed Price
  10. 10. Sharing/Publishing Photo by Flickr user Pasco Schools, creative commons licensed
  11. 11. Photo by Flickr user hdurnin, creative commons licensed Educational Soundness
  12. 12. Customize/Personalize Photo by Flickr user datbates, creative commons licensed
  13. 13. Photo by Flickr user Kathy Cassidy, creative commons licensed More Questions
  14. 14. Let’s Practice Photo by Flickr user FlickingerBrad, creative commons licensed
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  16. 16. http://www.schrockguide.net/bloomin-apps.html
  17. 17. APPitic; app lists for education - app reviews by subject area, themes, languages and more. http:// www.appitic.com/ Children’s Technology Review - more than just a review site, stay up on current tech trends and tools for kids through this website. Worth a subscription. http://childrenstech.com/ Common Sense Media - app reviews can be broken down by age and/or type. Highly descriptive, err on the conservative side. http://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews Digital Storytime - app reviews for kids, robust database. Her blog, Digital Media Diet (http:// digitalmediadiet.com/) is highly recommended to follow for those interested in the subject. http://digital- storytime.com/ Kirkus Children’s Book Apps - one star is a good thing here, it means it is highly reviewed in this go- to source for librarians. https://www.kirkusreviews.com/childrens-book-apps/ Langwitches - tutorials, app recommendations tied to Bloom’s Taxonomy http://langwitches.org/blog/ 2012/03/31/ipad-apps-and-blooms-taxonomy/ Little eLit - collaborative blog of librarians with subject lists, presentations and more. Working on developing A to Zoo Apps resource http://littleelit.com/app-lists-reviews/ School Library Journal Apps - frequent posts on the Touch and Go blog with descriptive reviews and feature articles on apps and enhanced media for children. http://www.slj.com/category/technology/ apps-tech/ Teachers with Apps - detailed reviews include screenshots and are sorted by age group and type. http://teacherswithapps.com/ Resources
  18. 18. ThankYou gretchen@mld.org @gcaserotti
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