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Beware! Avoid Carmen Sandiego Syndrome | TBLOGICAL

http://www.portical.org/blog/beware-avoid-carmen-sandiego-syndrome/1384.htm

One strategy for avoiding Carmen Sandiego Syndrome is to insist that teachers take time to carefully review new apps using tools that measure how well the objectives of an app align with the curriculum. There are three free tools I recommend that can be used for this purpose. The first is a rubric called Evaluation Rubric for iPod/iPad Apps created by Harry Walker (Johns Hopkins University) and modified by Kathy Schrock. The second is theCritical Evaluation of an iPad/iPod App checklist developed by Kathy Schrock. And finally, eSkills Learning’s Mobile App Selection Rubric. These resources and more are available in theiPod Touch & iPad Resources LiveBinder which Chris O’Neal and I developed and maintain.