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4 Great Rubrics to Help you Select Educational Apps

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As iPads are increasingly infiltrating our educational systems the question of the pedagogical implications ensuing from the use of these mobile gadgets in the classroom come to the surface. Some do look at them as an added distraction and that learning can be more focused without students having access to them during the class. Traditionalists do advocate this view and are , in fact, against the ” over-digitization ” of education. To these people I say what John Dewy once said ” If we teach today as we thought yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow “.
I am strongly in favor of the use of mobile gadgetry for educational purposes. I am talking here specifically about iPad. I have done a lot of readings in this field and have published dozens of articles on the importance of iPad in education and how teachers can use it to improve students learning and elicit more engagement.One thing I should underscore about the use of iPad in the classroom is the importance of knowing how to select educational apps to meet your students learning needs.I provided some great evaluation rubrics in previous posts and today I am adding 4 more rubrics. Check them out below and share with us what you think of them. Enjoy
Read more: 4 Great Rubrics to Help you Select Educational Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.

Rubric to Evaluate Educational Apps


How do you evaluate education apps? Look no further than this great Rubric from Learning in Hand. Criteria include:
Relevance: The app’s focus has a strong connection to the purpose for the app and appropriate for the student
Customization: App offers complete flexibility to alter content and settings to meet student needs
Feedback: Student is provided specific feedback
Thinking Skills: App encourages the use of higher order thinking skills including creating, evaluating, and analysing
Engagement: Student is highly motivated to use the app
Sharing: Specific performance summary or student product is saved in app and can be exported to the teacher or for an audience
Full Text: Tony Vincent’s Learning in Hand – Blog – Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps.