Instructional Technology - iOS Apps
Graphite provides ratings of products in three categories: pedagogy, engagement, and support. Pedagogy is the highest weighted category, and is based on the depth and quality of content and how well it’s integrated into the mechanics of the reviewed game or website. The engagement category measures how well the game grabs and keeps players’ attention, and the support category refers to the quality of tools the product offers to help learners when they get stuck. Each review includes two ratings, one by Common Sense Media editorial staff using a fixed rubric and editorial discretion, and another generated by teachers themselves.
Edshelf is a directory of websites, mobile apps, and desktop software that are rated and reviewed by educators, for educators. It is free and you can create your own collections. See some of mine below.
Using iPads in the Classroom:
Using iPads in K-2
Using iPads in 3-5