Some might wonder why Teachers With Apps would publish a post with live links to what may be considered our competitors, actually this list came out of a post called What Apple is Featuring in the Kids Section. That blog was an expose on the big brands that are presently being featured in the app store. The intention was to promote the indie developers and help consumers find great content. This list seemed like a natural fit in that blog.
Here it has been reposted to provide direct links to sites that promote quality resources for parents and educators to find the latest and greatest about educational technology applications.
- Teachers With Apps – TWA was founded in 2010 to help teachers, therapists, parents and students wade through the vast number of educational apps being released on a daily basis. Every app is field-tested with a cross-section of students/teachers as part of our review process. Teachers With Apps is dedicated to the idea that quality mobile educational apps are the tools of the future but they need to be used responsibly. Remember, not all apps are created equal.
- Digital Story Time – Founded in December 2010, has over 600 reviews in a sortable database with individual ratings for animation, interactivity, originality, educational value, audio quality, bedtime, re-readability and extras. They now hosts guest posts by other review sites.
- iMums – Consists of four mothers from different parts of the world dedicated to educating parents about the best digital stories, educational apps, fun games and technology products available for their children. We also offer the latest news in apps for kids, interesting articles, developer interviews, free apps and regular giveaways.
- geekswithjuniors – A site about parenting in the age of technology. They review only the best apps for kids, games, and workflow recipes, and they spend time with each review and offer one review a day. They not write about apps that they have not personally tried or do not like.
- Children’s Technology Review – (CTR) Started in 1993, is a continually updated rubric-driven survey of commercial children’s digital media products, for birth to 15-years. It is designed to start an educational conversation about commercial interactive media products; with the underlying admission that there is no perfect rating system.
- Graphite – Service from Common Sense Education that makes it easy to discover the best apps, games, and websites for classroom use. Tools like Edmodo, Educreations, ClassDojo, and Socrative have been thoroughly reviewed by their educators. Graphite’s ratings and reviews, blog articles, and webinars provide the information you need to make great technology choices.
- Educational App Store – (EAS) believes that a focus on matching educational apps to the curriculum is key for ensuring that both educators and learners get the most out of their mobile learning experience, they focus on performance, educational value and curriculum alignment when assessing the apps within their store. Aimed at developers, our EAS certified teachers review apps with this unique approach in mind.
- APPitic – Born at the end of 2012 as a translator for App Store descriptions for non-English speaking countries. As time went by, APPitic.com’s team grew and more sections have been created. They are currently listing 6,000+ apps in over 300 subcategories!
- KinderTown – Transforms mobile devices into powerful teaching tools by finding and organizing the best educational apps for kids ages 3-8 years old. Their mission is to improve early childhood education by empowering parents with the tools to be better teachers.
- Famigo – Provides a platform for families to safely discover, manage, and enjoy educational and entertaining apps, videos, and games on all smartphones and tablets.
- Balefire – Committed to doing our part to improve children’s education by guiding parents and educators in navigating the confusing world of educational apps. They believe that high quality instructional apps can help children learn and develop usable skills that they will need as they grow into adults.
- appoLearning – Devoted to helping teachers, parents and students find the best digital resources available for Pre-K – 12th grade learning. their coverage extends beyond any one particular device or platform and includes IOS, Andriod, Videos, and any online resources accessible on a connected device.