Feb 28

iPad Tip: Finding Apps

With over a million apps in the App Store, it’s sometimes a little difficult to browse around and find just the right app for your situation. The suggestions below are intended to make that search a bit easier, but there is no simple answer to “how can I find the best apps?”

AppsGoneFree-Icon AppsGoneFree – this is an app, that will give you news of 7 or 8 apps a day that are usually paid but are free for that day (sometimes free for a few days). These are not necessarily “education” apps, but there are often apps that can be used by teachers/students.
appofthedayicon App of the Day – another app that gives you daily information. This one gives one app each day. Sometimes the one provided by App of the Day is also listed in AppsGoneFree, but not always.
appshopper AppShopper  or @appshopper – this is a great website that lists apps, gives a nice description, has a variety of ways of searching, listing, filtering, etc. Includes Top 200 lists and Education category.
 edshelf EdShelf.com or @edshelf – “A discovery engine of websites, mobile apps, desktop programs, and electronic products for teaching and learning.
 twitter1 #edapps – follow this hashtag in Twitter for useful “apps in education” information
 twitter1 #ipaded – follow this hashtag in Twitter for useful “iPad in education” information
TWA_logo_bigger Teachers with Apps or @TeachersApps – excellent site/twitter for information about apps!
appolearning Appolearning or @appolearning – “The best educational apps for kids, handpicked by teachers!”
appitic APPitic or @Appitic – “Directory of apps for education by Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs) to help you transform teaching and learning.”

 

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