As the school entry is getting closer, teachers and educators are deeply immersed in getting their teaching gears organized and ready for work.A major part of this preparation includes technology and digital media and in this regard, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has recently started posting a series of articles featuring important digital resources and materials to help you make the best of your school re-entry. I invite you to check this resource section to learn more.
Today, I am providing you with some useful websites where you, as a teacher and parent, can curate and sift through pre-selected educational apps for your students and kids. I know the app jungle is teeming with all kinds of apps and unless an expert curator helps you out , you will find it time consuming to do it yourself.
The websites below are some of the most popular resources for educational apps. I have been checking them regularly and I assure you that you will never run short of educational apps any more.
1- Kinder Town
KinderTown shows you only the best educational apps for your kids. This means our team of educators and parents pick apps that your kids will love to play and will also help them learn. Stop wasting endless time searching the App Store and start using KinderTown to find great kids apps.
YogiPlay turns mobile phones and tablets into smart learning devices by providing parents with meaningful insight related to their child’s learning progress. Then YogiPlay automatically delivers to parents personalized app recommendations based on their child’s specific learning needs or interests.
AppoLearning lets parents know which educational apps they should encourage their kids to use, while also detailing the skills that are taught within each recommended application. All of the apps endorsed by appoLearning were curated and evaluated by a panel of teachers, parents, and app gurus. Every app that we showcase is given a Report Card based on our proprietary appoLearning Rubric. Ratings are based on a number of factors, including Educational Content, Kid Appeal, Assessment, Features and Design, Value, and Safety and Privacy.
APPitic is a directory of apps for education by Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs) to help you transform teaching and learning. These apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.
5- iPads for Learning
iPads for Education features some of the best educational apps available for teachers and students. It has a great interface and all apps are organized into categories for easy navigation.