Rubrics for Evaluating Educational Apps

Educational AppsHow do you choose the best educational app for your classroom? Check out this great post from Tony Vincent on LearningHand, sharing his own rubric to help teachers evaluate educational apps and other rubric resources.

Spotlighted in the Rubric are:

  • Relevance
    The app’s focus has a strong connection to the purpose for the app and appropriate for the student
  • Customization
    App offers complete flexibility to alter content and settings to meet student needs
  • Feedback
    Student is provided specific feedback
  • Thinking Skills
    App encourages the use of higher order thinking skills including creating, evaluating, and analyzing
  • Engagement
    Student is highly motivated to use the app
  • Sharing
    Specific performance summary or student product is saved in app and can be exported to the teacher or for an audience

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