How To Select Quality Apps For Your Students – Part 1

An interesting phenomenon has occurred when it comes to buying apps. The conversations and focus have been on the apps, how many we can find out about and how many we can buy. Let’s face it, there are so many to choose from it is overwhelming, daunting and very time consuming to search them all. It also doesn’t help that many of these apps are free or inexpensive and that it is so easy to just tap the ‘Purchase’ button without putting much thought into whether the app is applicable or appropriate for what we are teaching. In comparison, we never go into a bookstore and buy loads of books even though there are so many available to choose from and we don’t sample every dish at a buffet dinner just because they’re available. But why are we doing this random on mass purchasing of apps when common sense tells us not do it with other purchases in our lives?

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