One of the best things about Android and open source in general, and at the same time one of the worst things is the abundance of choices. With Android, you have somewhere in the neighborhood of 500,000+ apps, or it could be closer to 1,000,000. A great quote I saw was the number of apps grows faster than the national debt, and I am a liberal!
So with all those apps, how do you find the ones to benefit your students? I recently led a professional development session with speech pathologists looking for apps for their purposes. Any search we completed provided at least a few hundred hits. So we talked about how you can use the advanced search, the ratings, and the reviews, but even then, where do you start?
I recently found a good app that can help: Apps for Kids. This free app, available on the market here, seeks to help adults weed through all the apps to find good, adult-approved apps. The app does a lot, such as:
- separate apps into categories like education, creative, e-books, and games
- provide a constant stream of apps to browse through
- allow you to share your favorites