How Good is That Piece of EdTech? Tools for Evaluating the Quality of Educational Apps
Abstract: The amount of educational technology being produced is unprecedented! New apps, websites, and software packages are being released on a weekly basis. The issue that then arises is not the availability of these technologies, but rather the quality of them. In this roundtable session, the presenter will share two rubrics that he and his colleague created and published as separate peer-reviewed journals. Designed specifically for educational apps, the presenter will first explain the structure of the rubrics before demonstrating how to use them for assessing both apps and websites. The session will conclude with the presenter sharing a resource that teachers can use to locate apps and websites that have been already evaluated using these rubrics.