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Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand - Blog - Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps


From Tony Vincent- Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps- his criteria- I particularly liked the sharing aspect of Tony's rubric. If an app does stunning things but only within that one app and it is hard to share then it makes things difficult. For example if you cam make a stunning movie on the iPad but it won't share to the camera roll or export to YouTube then it definitely has limitations.

The app’s focus has a strong connection to the purpose for the app and appropriate for the student

App offers complete flexibility to alter content and settings to meet student needs

Student is provided specific feedback

Thinking Skills
App encourages the use of higher order thinking skills including creating, evaluating, and analyzing

Student is highly motivated to use the app

Specific performance summary or student product is saved in app and can be exported to the teacher or for an audience