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  • 1.  How do you select apps for young children?

    Posted 09-21-2018 09:33 AM

    This recent article suggests that despite the abundance of apps made for young children, that most are not designed to help young children learn. How do you typically select math (or literacy apps) for young children? Are there other resources that you rely on (i.e. like common sense media)? Is there something that would make selecting age-appropriate games easier for you?


    Ashley Lewis Presser
    Research Scientist
    Education Development Center
    New York NY

  • 2.  RE: How do you select apps for young children?

    Posted 09-22-2018 11:25 AM
    The Fred Rogers Institute is a fantastic resource.

    Nancy Craighead
    master teacher

    Sand Springs OK[

  • 3.  RE: How do you select apps for young children?

    Posted 09-23-2018 07:36 AM
    Ashley- interesting article and website/thanks for sharing it!

    Like Nancy, often turn to the Fred Rogers Center for great info- enjoyed their blog post "What Makes an App Educational". I also look to the TEC Center for good information-in a post on this topic, they mention considering Lisa Guernsey's 3 C's "Individual Child, Content, and Context" before you purchase an app.

    Identifying learning goals for a particular child, or group, and context might help determine if an ebook, educational game, creativity type of app might provide new access/support learning. Children's Technology Review helps me to keep current/aware of new apps-offers app reviews in a database and youtube channel.

    Bonnie Blagojevic
    Morningtown Consulting
    Orono ME