The Selection of Apps
for Young Learners –
Considerations, Criteria
, and Exemplars
OZeLive 2014

Gail Lovely
Suddenly It ...
Real
Screenshot
Real App!
http://mashable.com/2013/11/06/children-mediaactivity/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link
The App Stores are like…
+

http://gigaom.com/2013/09/29/million-dollar-expense-buying-out-the-app-store/
http://www.appannie.com/apps/ios/top/australia/education/?device=ipad
http://www.appannie.com/apps/ios/top/australia/education/?device=ipad
So how do you choose?
Guidelines for Selection and Use
Guidelines for Tablet Use
and App Selection

Keep it interactive.

Adapted from:
http://www.fredrogerscenter.org/media/res...
+
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?
Futaba Classroom Games ($)
Jellybean Count (free)
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/media...
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!)
Real Teachers – Examples
First Year with iPads


http://www.kramseykindergarten.blogspot.com/



http://firstgradewithmr...
Thank you for caring about little ones
and their learning.

Gail Lovely

Gail@SuddenlyitClicks.com
http://SuddenlyitClicks...
SuddenlyitClicks.com
(or email Gail)

GailLovely@suddenlyItClicks.com
The Selection of Apps for Young Learners - Considerations, Criteria, and Exemplars by Gail Lovely
The Selection of Apps for Young Learners - Considerations, Criteria, and Exemplars by Gail Lovely
The Selection of Apps for Young Learners - Considerations, Criteria, and Exemplars by Gail Lovely
The Selection of Apps for Young Learners - Considerations, Criteria, and Exemplars by Gail Lovely
The Selection of Apps for Young Learners - Considerations, Criteria, and Exemplars by Gail Lovely
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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. The Selection of Apps for Young Learners – Considerations, Criteria , and Exemplars OZeLive 2014 Gail Lovely Suddenly It Clicks! GailLovely@SuddenlyItClicks.com Twitter: @glovely
    2. 2. Real Screenshot Real App!
    3. 3. http://mashable.com/2013/11/06/children-mediaactivity/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link
    4. 4. The App Stores are like…
    5. 5. + http://gigaom.com/2013/09/29/million-dollar-expense-buying-out-the-app-store/
    6. 6. http://www.appannie.com/apps/ios/top/australia/education/?device=ipad
    7. 7. http://www.appannie.com/apps/ios/top/australia/education/?device=ipad
    8. 8. So how do you choose?
    9. 9. Guidelines for Selection and Use
    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. +
    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. Futaba Classroom Games ($)
    27. 27. Jellybean Count (free)
    28. 28. Guidelines for Tablet Use and App Selection Have fun, stay engaged Adapted from: http://www.fredrogerscenter.org/media/resources/Elearticle_041712.pdf
    29. 29. +
    30. 30. Monster Music ($)
    31. 31. Guidelines for Tablet Use and App Selection Promote digital literacy Adapted from: http://www.fredrogerscenter.org/media/resources/Elearticle_041712.pdf
    32. 32. Take pictures. Ask permission. Choose wisely. Share.
    33. 33. App Considerations After a child makes something, where does it go?
    34. 34. Explain Everything ($) (This is MY favorite App of ALL!)
    35. 35. Real Teachers – Examples First Year with iPads  http://www.kramseykindergarten.blogspot.com/  http://firstgradewithmrslewis.blogspot.com/ More Experienced Teachers  http://learningandsharingwithmsl.blogspot.com/  http://www.mrswideen.com/
    36. 36. Thank you for caring about little ones and their learning. Gail Lovely Gail@SuddenlyitClicks.com http://SuddenlyitClicks.com @glovely
    37. 37. SuddenlyitClicks.com (or email Gail) GailLovely@suddenlyItClicks.com

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