Editor: Shannon Mersand

There are over 80,000 educational apps, and it is difficult to determine which ones to purchase and which ones to ignore.

Tools to Evaluate Educational Apps

Kathy Schrock’s Critical Evaluation of a Content-based iPad/iPod App

Tony Vincent’s Educational App Evaluation Rubric

Tony Vincent’s App Evaluation Checklist


Explore the Best Educational Apps

Explore reviews of apps for Android, iOS, Chrome and other devices.


Apps for Global Collaboration: Questions and Tools to Inspire a Worldview
Jennifer Williams describes apps for global collaboration projects to encourage engagement across content areas, native language, and age levels. 


How to Find Educational Apps
Kyle Snow shares the 4 pillars of learning, as described by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and her colleagues, to help parents and educators choose apps that inspire learning in children.


Best Apps for Teaching and Learning
The American Association of School Librarians compiles a list of apps that encourage inquiry-based learning, and the annotations describe the intended audience, key features, and a tip for classroom use.


The 32 Most Innovative Online Educational Tools
Noodle provides a list of 32 recommended apps with a detailed explanation of why each app was chosen.


Best Apps for Kids
Best Apps for Kids provides a feature to search by grade level, content area, category, and to identify free apps.


22 Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know About
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning lists apps for classrooms using Chromebooks or the Chrome browser.


Educational Apps and Games
Common Sense Media rates apps for games and websites by age and skill.


Kathy Schrock's iPads4Teaching
Kathy Schrock provides an all-inclusive review about iPads for teaching and learning.


Tech Tip: Manage Your Mobile Files

Manage Apps on your iPhone and iPad (Video: 2 minutes)
Sarah Whittaker offers a few tricks to manage apps and available memory on your iOS device.

6 File Manager Apps for iOS and Android
Brett Nuckles offers apps to help manage file storage on your mobile device.


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