Educating and learning: there’s an app for that

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The quality of an educational app is pivotal in the ever-changing world of teaching and learning, and it can add great value to a student’s educational experience—providing you choose the most effective apps for your needs.

However, scrolling through them can perhaps seem a little daunting—Microsoft alone has more than 150,000 apps in the Windows Store. Luckily, there are resources to help you sift through them. For instance, in this comprehensive article, writer Angie Li looks at 11 of the top apps for students.

But the educational app market is still very murky territory. Hundreds of thousands of apps are available to any learner on their preferred platform—every thing from simple games to creating content such as this cool comic book creator. In order to stand out, its vital that the applications represent great value in terms of education.

Concerned the apps might not be visually appealing enough for students? In this blog post, Linda Craig lists the five most beautiful educational iPad apps guaranteed to wow your students.

But can students really learn from an app? Studies indicate they can. This article by Catriona Wallis, geared more towards younger students, offers some good information on the topic.

What educational apps have you found to be the most effective?

Join us tomorrow when we’ll explore some time-saving tips for getting the most out of using your tablet for teaching and learning.

~ Teachers Media

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