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Educational Apps to Explore!: App Review Websites

Technology in Education Blogs and Articles

Edutopia is a trusted source shining a spotlight on what works in K-12 education. It is their mission to show people how they can adopt or adapt best practices, and we tell stories of innovation and continuous learning in the real world. Founded by innovative and award-winning filmmaker George Lucas in 1991, the foundation is dedicated to transforming K-12 education so that all students can acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives.




 The Guardian provides an Apps blog where educators and parents can read articles regarding technology, apps, and how they can be best used to facilitate the education of students.

App Review Websites

Common Sense is an independent, research-backed, nonprofit company that provides reviews on apps and other digital materials for the use of educators and parents so that they may make informed decisions for the students in their lives. One project under the Common Sense name is Common Sense Media which grades apps based on the reviews of kids and parents, organizes suggestions based on age level, and provides suggestions of talking points for parents to engage int he app experience with their child. On the other hand, Common Sense Education grades apps based on the reviews of teachers as well as on the perspectives of educational media professionals at Common Sense. 


Educational App Storej

The Educational App Store is a discovery, review, and recommendation platform for educational apps. All of these apps are certified and reviewed by professionally experienced teachers, to help educators progress a younger child's education. Search from over 3000 apps in their database to find the one that will best suit your individual needs. is a website for teachers, built by teachers. This website offers quite a lot of resources for teachers, but also has several articles on using apps and technology in the k-12 classroom such as Amazing iPad Apps for Educators, Hot Apps to Rock Your Class, 3 Great Apps to Keep Your Students Organized, and Educational Apps: 4 for Keeping Parents in the Loop.