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App Ed Review Offers Teachers Tips on Using Apps in Class
App Ed Review is a new, searchable database of app reviews that teachers can use to plan, deliver and assess classroom instruction. The free site was founded by Todd Cherner, a former 10th grade English teacher at Leesburg High School; and Corey Lee, an instructional technology professor at Coastal Carolina University. According to its founders, App Ed Review uses TPACK as its theoretical framework and is informed by the Common Core State Standards.
Teachers can search for Teacher Resource Apps to assist them with planning instruction, assessing student learning or tending to classroom duties; or Instructional Apps to help them deliver content. The database is also searchable by specific subject area, grade level or price point.
Reviews on the site include an original app description, an evaluation of the app, and three to five ideas for how to incorporate the app in the classroom. According to Cherner, each app is reviewed by two members of the site's Editorial Board, which consists of teachers who have or are pursuing a master's degree in education. The site is currently home to more than 150 app reviews, with more being added daily.
App Ed Review is also recruiting Editorial Board members who will be paid to produce app reviews for the site. If you are interested in becoming involved with App Ed Review, click here.
Christopher Piehler is editor in chief of THE Journal.