Links to Suggested Apps for Education
Elizabeth Bird’s article “Planet App” in SLJ’s January 2011 issue http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/printissuecurrentissue/888450-427/planet_app_kids_book_apps.html.csp
Ishizuka, Kathy. “Poor Kids Experience ‘App Gap,’ Study Says.” http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2011/10/k-12/poor-kids-experience-app-gap-says-study/ This is a report on the Common Sense Media study reported here:
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Research on the “interactive media landscape” and mobile learning published by The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop can be viewed online (and downloaded). Visit http://www.joanganzcooneycenter.org/Reports.html for Cynthia Chiong and Carly Shuler’s “Learning: Is There an App For That?” and “Always Connected: The New Digital Media Habits of Young Children” (2011) by Aviva Lucas Gutnick, et al.
Warren Buckleitner’s Children’s Techology Review http://childrenstech.com/ (Warren Buckleitner is also contributor to the New York Times’s “Gadgetwise” blog http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/ ).
“Educational Apps Review”: http://www.iear.org/
“Moms with Apps” (http://momswithapps.com) offers free apps on App Fridays and lots of information about apps.
And don’t forget: Our colleagues at Kirkus Reviews and The Horn Book review the app field as well.
An Internet search for “apps for children” will yield a number of related articles and some podcasts.
“School Library Journal’s Top 10 of 2011: Apps”