In this world of unsure times when schools had to shut down and teachers, as well as parents, turned to online learning, finding an effective and reliable online platform has become a basic need. However, equally difficult is the part of actually finding such platforms. It is like a buffet of applications and websites that are claiming attractive benefits either free of cost or at a lesser price. To find the best application that works on both, a desktop and a phone, is a dream come true. The cherry on the top is the ability of the said app to help educators and parents, not to leave out the students, in online learning.
Here is an assortment of blogs that do authentic application reviews which you could rely on. Check them out and choose the tailor-made platforms for you and your students.
App Ed Review
Dr. Todd Cherner and Dr. Corey Lee, former educators, are the brains behind this successful application review website that is seven years old. They review the applications based on:
App Ed Review gained the attention of Myrtle Beach’s local news media, television, online, and in the press. They were also featured in a podcast.
Teachers With Apps (TWA)
Co-founded by Jayne Clare, a former educator, TWA along with curating the application reviews to be used by educators, also offer sage advice through blogs and media releases. They extensively field-test every area of the application that is being analysed. They also do research, blogging and works directly with app developers and start-ups, designing state of the art learning games as well as writing curriculum guides and sketching extension activities to accompany digital tools.
Children's Technology Review
The website service is almost 3 decades old. It is an independent, subscriber-supported review & curation service designed to help parents, teachers, researchers, publishers and librarians find interactive media products. CTR is sold as a subscription service and is delivered both weekly and monthly to subscribers in electronic form, and as an online database called CTREX (Children’s Technology Review Exchange).
They offer quality tools and information to build up early learners by creating and organizing the best educational apps and activities for kids ages 3-8. The material is divided age-group wise, their mission is to improve early childhood education by empowering educators and parents with the tools to engage deeply in the child’s learning journey. KinderTowen is powered by Demme Learning, which has been providing innovative learning solutions for homeschoolers, parents and small group learning environments since 1990.
Educational App Store
It discovers and reviews online platforms for educational apps. All the apps are certified and reviewed by professionally experienced teachers to help fellow educators in progressing a younger child's education. Educational App Store is co-founder of the Edtech Evidence Group (EEG). The EEG brings together leading UK EdTech companies. The EEG believes that educators need to be able to easily assess the value and impact of EdTech products, services and platforms.
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