Evaluation of Apps

Kay Cantwell

Education Officer:
Digital Learning

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Brisbane Catholic Education

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Evaluating Apps

Ensure you purchase

worthwhile Apps.

What do you need to consider?

Purpose

Content & Process

Design

Does the app serve a quality purpose?

  • Choose one of the following frameworks to assess this:

Purpose

Design

  • Bloom's Taxonomy for iPads
  • November's Digital Learning Farm
  • Gardner's Multiple Intelligences
  • Puentedura's SAMR model

The choice of framework depends upon the learning task, the goals for learning and the planned pedagogy.

Purpose

Content & Process

Design

  • Bloom's Taxonomy for iPads

Purpose

Content & Process

Design

  • Bloom's Taxonomy for iPads

Purpose

Design

Purpose

Design

Is the app well designed and functional?

Design

  • User-friendliness
  • Ease of management
  • Security and safety

  • Technical Quality
  • Limitations
  • Value for money

A checklist or online form is useful here to ensure you consider the same aspects and evaluate validly.

Is the app built on quality pedagogical principles?

Content & Process

  • Authenticity
  • Curriculum connections
  • Differentiation and personalisation
  • Opportunities for self direction
  • Feedback
  • Publication and sharing of learning

This part of the evaluation will differ depending upon your curriculum needs, your context and your confidence in working with mobile devices.

Need to know more?

Research, links and & examples:

Contact Kay Cantwell:

kcantwell@bne.catholic.edu.au

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Evaluation of iPad apps - Google Slides