(Nov. 16 – Nov. 22): Mobile Device App Evaluation

Learning Objectives:

Gain an understanding of

  • How to evaluate apps
  • How to select appropriate apps for students


Things To Do

  1. Read : Two Articles

This paper describes how to select iPad apps with a purpose, especially aligning skills that need to be taught with standards.

This paper provides a rubric you can use to evaluate instructional apps for teaching students with learning disabilities. The rubric was created based on recommendations from research. This paper hasn’t been published yet, so please do not distribute this paper, please use it only for your learning. Thanks!


  1. Explore: Example Rubrics

There are various rubrics designed for mobile device applications. Take a look at the example rubrics. Think of how you can use the rubric to assess apps and what the pros and cons are of using each rubric.


3.  Do: App Evaluation Activity

Download the activity directions and the evaluation form and work on the activity. See detailed directions in the direction paper.


Assignments & Important Dates

Complete question #3  in the Weekly Reflection Question #3. (Based on this week’s assignment and readings)

Keep working on your final project.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

There is no assignment due this week.

The Weekly Reflection #3 is due on Dec. 6 (Sun).