Better than Crayons?
Gail Lovely
GailLovely@SuddenlyItClicks.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/kylelambertportfolio
http://gigaom.com/2013/09/29/million-dollar-expense-buying-out-the-app-store/
http://www.appannie.com/apps/ios/top/united-states/education/?device=ipad
So how do you choose?
You HAVE to be Careful…
• There is a reason 30% of apps are
opened only once.
Screenshot from Casey’s Contraptions

Mismatch.
Guidelines for Selection and Use
Guidelines… From NAEYC and
Fred Rogers Center

•

http://www.fredrogerscenter.org/media/resources/KeyMessages-NAEYC-FRC_Po...
Guidelines for Tablet Use and App Selection

Keep it interactive.

Adapted from:

http://www.fredrogerscenter.org/media/re...
Sphere (free)
Sago Mini Soundbox
($)
Guidelines for Tablet Use
and App Selection

Match use with
age.

Adapted from:
http://www.fredrogerscenter.org/media/reso...
Developmentally Appropriate
Interface

From: “Using an iPad with Your Preschooler”
Developmentally Appropriate
Interface

From: “Using an iPad with Your Preschooler”
Xylophone from Interactive
Alphabet
Uncolor ($)
Doodlecast ($)

http://youtu.be/-4qQdAQuzU8
Book Creator ($)
Developmentally Appropriate
Content
Developmentally Appropriate
Content

NOT a good choice!
Letterschool ($)
Write my Name ($)
Cold, Dark Night
by Collins Big Cat (free)
App Considerations

Group or Individual Use?
Jellybean Count (free)
Drawing Together! ($)
Guidelines for Tablet Use
and App Selection

Have fun, stay engaged

Adapted from:
http://www.fredrogerscenter.org/media/r...
Monster Music ($)
Guidelines for Tablet Use
and App Selection

Promote digital literacy

Adapted from:

http://www.fredrogerscenter.org/medi...
Take pictures.
Ask permission.
Choose wisely.
Share.
App Considerations
After a child makes something,
where does it go?
Explain Everything ($)

(This is MY favorite App of ALL!)
Some Favorite Titles
MUST
Haves!

• Explain Everything ($)
• Book Creator ($)

Sago Mini Doodlecast ($)
AudioNote ($)
Futa...
Thank you for caring about little
ones and their learning.
Gail Lovely

Gail@SuddenlyitClicks.com
http://SuddenlyitClicks....
SuddenlyitClicks.com
GailLovely@SuddenlyItClicks.com
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  • One pops up at a time and I briefly described each.
  • Continued one at a time… (mentioned the need for two-handed “typing”)
  • Example for slappers
  • Example for beginning draggers
  • Example of app which “adjusts”
  • Continued one at a time… (mentioned the need for two-handed “typing”)
  • Cloud storage – on ipad storage….
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    1. 1. Better than Crayons? Gail Lovely GailLovely@SuddenlyItClicks.com
    2. 2. https://www.youtube.com/user/kylelambertportfolio
    3. 3. http://gigaom.com/2013/09/29/million-dollar-expense-buying-out-the-app-store/
    4. 4. http://www.appannie.com/apps/ios/top/united-states/education/?device=ipad
    5. 5. So how do you choose?
    6. 6. You HAVE to be Careful… • There is a reason 30% of apps are opened only once.
    7. 7. Screenshot from Casey’s Contraptions Mismatch.
    8. 8. Guidelines for Selection and Use
    9. 9. Guidelines… From NAEYC and Fred Rogers Center • http://www.fredrogerscenter.org/media/resources/KeyMessages-NAEYC-FRC_Position_Statement-Mar_6-2012.pdf
    10. 10. Guidelines for Tablet Use and App Selection Keep it interactive. Adapted from: http://www.fredrogerscenter.org/media/resources/Elearticle_041712 .pdf
    11. 11. Sphere (free)
    12. 12. Sago Mini Soundbox ($)
    13. 13. Guidelines for Tablet Use and App Selection Match use with age. Adapted from: http://www.fredrogerscenter.org/media/resources/Elearticle_041712.pdf
    14. 14. Developmentally Appropriate Interface From: “Using an iPad with Your Preschooler”
    15. 15. Developmentally Appropriate Interface From: “Using an iPad with Your Preschooler”
    16. 16. Xylophone from Interactive Alphabet
    17. 17. Uncolor ($)
    18. 18. Doodlecast ($) http://youtu.be/-4qQdAQuzU8
    19. 19. Book Creator ($)
    20. 20. Developmentally Appropriate Content
    21. 21. Developmentally Appropriate Content NOT a good choice!
    22. 22. Letterschool ($)
    23. 23. Write my Name ($)
    24. 24. Cold, Dark Night by Collins Big Cat (free)
    25. 25. App Considerations Group or Individual Use?
    26. 26. Jellybean Count (free)
    27. 27. Drawing Together! ($)
    28. 28. Guidelines for Tablet Use and App Selection Have fun, stay engaged Adapted from: http://www.fredrogerscenter.org/media/resources/Elearticle_041712.pdf
    29. 29. Monster Music ($)
    30. 30. Guidelines for Tablet Use and App Selection Promote digital literacy Adapted from: http://www.fredrogerscenter.org/media/resources/Elearticle_041712. pdf
    31. 31. Take pictures. Ask permission. Choose wisely. Share.
    32. 32. App Considerations After a child makes something, where does it go?
    33. 33. Explain Everything ($) (This is MY favorite App of ALL!)
    34. 34. Some Favorite Titles MUST Haves! • Explain Everything ($) • Book Creator ($) Sago Mini Doodlecast ($) AudioNote ($) Futaba Classroom Games ($) Math Doodles ($) Collins Big Cat Books (free) Chirp (Free) Sago Mini Sound Box ($) Blogger Jr. ($) My Script Calculator (free) Endless ABC ($) World of Ants ($) TypeDrawing ($) FeltBoard ($) Skitch ($) Letter School ($) Chatter Pix Kids ($)
    35. 35. Thank you for caring about little ones and their learning. Gail Lovely Gail@SuddenlyitClicks.com http://SuddenlyitClicks.com @glovely
    36. 36. SuddenlyitClicks.com GailLovely@SuddenlyItClicks.com

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