The choice of which apps to use with your students in the classroom is not an easy one. It ,in fact , calls for a lot of attention from the part of the teacher. You are responsible for your students learning and this responsibility grows riskier when learning becomes digitally based.This is particularly the case when integrating apps into your teaching. It is true that one simple Google search will generate tons of apps for you to choose from , but does it stop just here ? How about after you find the apps, do you know how to evaluate their pedagogic implications ? Are they educationally valid ? Do they target skills you want your students to work on ? Are they flexible enough to let students learn in different settings ? Are they student friendly ?
These and many other questions are things you need to consider whenever you are selecting apps to use in your classroom. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already posted an earlier guide containing some evaluation checklists to consult whenever you want to use an app in your class. We are adding another great checklist from Kathy Shrok . Check it out it is really great.
Click here to download and print it. Here is a snapshot of this checklist