With millions of apps available to download, it is often hard to know where to begin looking. These links will take you to "best of" lists of educational and productivity apps:
- 100 Most Educational iPhone Apps - a blog post listing the top apps for education according to theAcredited Online Colleges Guide.
- TCEA iPhone/Apps Member Suggestions - a Google Spreadsheet created by educators during the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) conference.
- Best Apps for Kids - a list of suggestions for younger students from Common Sense Media.
- IEducation Apps Review - a community of over 500 educators who post, comment, and review apps for education.
- Top 10 iPhone Apps for Students- a 2009 blog post by Mashable about the top apps to take back to school.
- Top 50 Paid Educational Apps - the list includes the top 50 paid for apps according to the iTunes store.
- The Top 40 iPhone Apps of 2010 - list compiled by Alex Ahlund, the former CEO and founder of Appveeand AndroidApps.
- 25 iPhone Apps for Educators - recommendations from the CIO Corner blog.
- AppGuides - iPhone, iPod, and iPad guides produced by the website, AppAdvice.
- smarTots - recommendations of educational apps for parents to use with pre-school children
- APPitic - reviews of education apps from Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs)
The resources below come from a Diigo feed that Beth and Greg maintain. Their most recent find will always appear at the top of this list.
iPads have exploded throughout schools and classrooms. Their flexibility, versatility, and mobility make them a phenomenal learning tool. As teachers seek ways to integrate these devices, we recommend focusing on specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments.