Educational Apps and App-Based Lesson
Goals and Outcomes
After completing this module, students will be able to:
- locate an appropriate instructional app on http://appedreview.com/app/
- locate an app-based lesson plan on http://appedreview.com/app/
- distinguish content-based, skill-based, and creation-based apps
- identify critical evaluation dimensions for instructional apps.
Dr. Todd Cherner and Dr. Corey Lee are the founders of this app review resource. [x_gap size=”1.313em”]
- Cherner, T., Dix, J., Lee, C. (2014). Cleaning up that mess: A framework for classifying educational apps. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 14(2). Retrieved January 22, 2015 fromhttp://www.citejournal.org/vol14/iss2/general/article1.cfm. [x_gap size=”1.313em”]
- Lee, C-Y. & Cherner, T. S. (2015). A comprehensive evaluation rubric for assessing instructional apps. Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 14, 21-53. Retrieved January 22, 2015 from
“To Do” List
Using An App for My Teaching
On http://appedreview.com, more than 750 educational apps were identified and reviewed. Pick one of the apps that interests you most and describe how you can use it for your teaching practice. You need to specify your subject area and grade level. Please be as detailed as possible so that others can duplicate your instructional idea.
Make your initial posts before 11:59 p.m. U.S. EST/EDT on Day 5 of this module. After making your initial postings, review at least two of your classmates’ postings and reply to their threads. Complete your replies before 11:59 p.m. U.S. EST/EDT on the next Monday.
Discussion postings should always be thoughtful and courteous and include some references or direct evidence from the module’s content, readings, or assignments to support your statements. In order to ensure that postings are appropriate in length and substance, please limit your initial postings to 100 – 200 words and each of your responses to 25 – 50 words.