Critical Evaluation of a Mobile Creation App

This evaluation form is to be used when an iOS app (one for the iPod Touch, the iPhone, or the iPad) or any mobile app is intended to allow students to create on the device.

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Name *
Email address *
Title of the app *
Cost of the app *
Creator of the app *
Size of the app in MB
iTunes URL of app *
Content area(s) *
Grade level(s) *
Import a project from the computer version of the software? *
Screencast the creation process on the iPad/iPod as they develop it? *
Record a soundtrack with the microphone on the iPad/iPod? *
Insert sounds, music, or photos located on the iOS device into the creation? *
Export, email, upload, and/or network-share the final creation? *
Collaborate in real time with others to develop the product? *
Utilize a Web-based version of the tool in addition to the iPad/iPod app? *
Use the touchscreen to effectively draw, develop, type, and/or manipulate items? *
Access written instructions or tutorials (at the correct reading level) within the app? *
Provide various modalities of instructions, such as written, video, and audio? *
Visit a supporting Web page which provides additional information and help? *
What level(s) of Bloom's Taxonomy can the app support?
As you design assessments using this app, which level of SAMR are you developing for?
Dr. Ruben R. Puentedura is credited with the implementation ideas for the SAMR model.
What CCSS or state/local standard can this app address?
Using the data you have collected above, explain why you would or would not recommend this application for use in the classroom. Include any specific ideas you have for its use.
Why would (or would not) you recommend this application for use in the classroom? *
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iTunes Application Ratings
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Last update of the form: 11/17/13
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