Finding and Evaluating iPad Apps

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Where can you go to find a selection of reliable, vetted iPad apps for the classroom, and how do you evaluate the apps you find there? Here are some ideas.

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  • Finding and Evaluating iPad Apps

    1. 1. Finding andEvaluating iPad AppsBy Jonathan WylieTechnology ConsultantGrant Wood AEAEmail: jwylie@gwaea.orgTwitter: @jonathanwylie
    2. 2. Facts and figures
    3. 3. Facts and figures Did you know?
    4. 4. Facts and figures Did you know? - 700,000+ apps in the iOS App Store
    5. 5. Facts and figures Did you know? - 700,000+ apps in the iOS App Store - 275,000 iPad specific
    6. 6. Facts and figures Did you know? - 700,000+ apps in the iOS App Store - 275,000 iPad specific - 35 billion apps have been downloaded since the App Store opened
    7. 7. Facts and figures Did you know? - 700,000+ apps in the iOS App Store - 275,000 iPad specific - 35 billion apps have been downloaded since the App Store opened - 100 million iPads sold 2 and a half years.
    8. 8. You Just Made It Worse!!
    9. 9. The Three Step Plan
    10. 10. The Three Step Plan 1 1. Where to find apps 2 2. Informal evaluations 3. Formal evaluations 3
    11. 11. Where to Find Appswww.appitic.com
    12. 12. Where to Find Appswww.appitic.com
    13. 13. Where to Find Apps
    14. 14. Where to Find Appswww.appitic.com
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    16. 16. Where to Find Appswww.appitic.com
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    18. 18. Where to Find Appswww.appitic.com
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    20. 20. Where to Find Appswww.appitic.com
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    22. 22. Where to Find Appswww.appitic.com
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    24. 24. Where to Find Appswww.appitic.com
    25. 25. Where to Find Apps
    26. 26. Where to Find Appswww.appitic.com
    27. 27. Where to Find Apps
    28. 28. Where to Find Appswww.tcea.org/iPad
    29. 29. Where to Find Apps
    30. 30. Where to Find AppsThe Education Category in the App Store
    31. 31. Where to Find Apps
    32. 32. Where to Find AppsThe Education Category in the App Store
    33. 33. Where to Find Apps
    34. 34. Where to Find Appshttp://tinyurl.com/gwaeaipad
    35. 35. The Three Step Plan
    36. 36. The Three Step Plan 1 1. Where to find apps 2 2. Informal evaluations 3. Formal evaluations 3
    37. 37. Informal App Evaluations
    38. 38. Informal App EvaluationsWhen you find an appyou like, look it up onthe App Store, and lookfor the followinginformation to help withinformal evaluations.
    39. 39. Informal App EvaluationsWhen you find an app App Store Adviceyou like, look it up onthe App Store, and lookfor the followinginformation to help withinformal evaluations.
    40. 40. Informal App EvaluationsWhen you find an app App Store Adviceyou like, look it up onthe App Store, and look - Read the reviews!for the followinginformation to help withinformal evaluations.
    41. 41. Informal App EvaluationsWhen you find an app App Store Adviceyou like, look it up onthe App Store, and look - Read the reviews!for the following - Look at version historyinformation to help withinformal evaluations.
    42. 42. Informal App EvaluationsWhen you find an app App Store Adviceyou like, look it up onthe App Store, and look - Read the reviews!for the following - Look at version historyinformation to help with - Visit developer websiteinformal evaluations.
    43. 43. Informal App EvaluationsWhen you find an app App Store Adviceyou like, look it up onthe App Store, and look - Read the reviews!for the following - Look at version historyinformation to help with - Visit developer websiteinformal evaluations. - Read App Description
    44. 44. Informal App EvaluationsWhen you find an app App Store Adviceyou like, look it up onthe App Store, and look - Read the reviews!for the following - Look at version historyinformation to help with - Visit developer websiteinformal evaluations. - Read App Description - Examine screenshots
    45. 45. Informal App EvaluationsWhen you find an app App Store Adviceyou like, look it up onthe App Store, and look - Read the reviews!for the following - Look at version historyinformation to help with - Visit developer websiteinformal evaluations. - Read App Description - Examine screenshots - Try the Lite version
    46. 46. Informal App EvaluationsWhen you find an app App Store Adviceyou like, look it up onthe App Store, and look - Read the reviews!for the following - Look at version historyinformation to help with - Visit developer websiteinformal evaluations. - Read App Description - Examine screenshots - Try the Lite version - See related apps
    47. 47. The Three Step Plan
    48. 48. The Three Step Plan 1 1. Where to find apps 2 2. Informal evaluations 3. Formal evaluations 3
    49. 49. Formal App Evaluations Rubrics - The first rubric is a traditional scoring rubric from Harry Walker - The second rubric is a simpler Yes/No rubric from Kathy Schrock
    50. 50. Formal App Evaluations Rubrics - The first rubric is a traditional scoring rubric from Harry Walker - The second rubric is a simpler Yes/No rubric from Kathy Schrock
    51. 51. http://tinyurl.com/appeval1
    52. 52. http://tinyurl.com/appeval2
    53. 53. Apps of NoteHere are some iPad apps that arepopular right now and good examplesof high quality educational apps.
    54. 54. Nearpod
    55. 55. Nearpod
    56. 56. Educreations
    57. 57. Educreations
    58. 58. Toontastic
    59. 59. Toontastic
    60. 60. Class Dojo
    61. 61. Class Dojo
    62. 62. Letter School
    63. 63. Letter School
    64. 64. Questions? Jonathan Wylie Technology Consultant Grant Wood AEA jwylie@gwaea.org @jonathanwylie

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