I recently developed a series of in-person presentations, kind of like an “Educational Apps & Ebooks 101” for groups of parents, educators, librarians or other helping professionals in my community and state. In the process, I have created a handout with my favorite research reports and online resources to guide app evaluation & the selection of kids apps. My next blog post will be a summary of the presentation itself, but for now, I want to share these resources. You can also print this one-page handout to share with others. Many thanks to my librarian-angel Cen Campell of LittleeLit.com for her inspiration and support of my new endeavors.
Online research resources about kids, apps and literacy
Sesame (Street) Workshop – Check out: Sesame’s “Best Practices Guide for Children’s App Development” (A Great Resource for Creating AND Evaluating Ed Apps)
Joan Ganz Cooney Center – A research powerhouse for digital media, kids and literacy topics. Check out their latest research on “Pioneering Literacy in the Digital Wild West: Empowering Parents and Educators”
More great resource sites about kids and media, including lots of app reviews & ratings:
We hope you find this list useful! Please list any other great resources for kids app evaluation & research in the comments – we’d love to grow our list.
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