Educational Apps Checklist

What makes an effective app?

Teaching the Swipe Generation

What makes an effective educational app? Use this checklist to help choose from the appalanch of apps out there.
  • Open ended to support play and problem solving

  • Promotes literacy, language and vocabulary development (without drill and kill)

  • Include rich, engaging activities that invite a high degree of interactivity and control by the user

  • Encourages movement--fine and gross motor

  • Enhances and encourages interactions with adults or peers, rather than promoting solitary exploration

  • Culturally diverse/free of stereotypes

  • Meets a developmental need