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Tag Archives: iTunes
How Does Google Autocomplete EdTech Terms?
Did you all see the image online about each state’s biggest stereotype, according to Google’s autocomplete feature in search? If you missed it, here’s the image from the Huffington Post.
Posted in Technology, Uncategorized Tagged Android, Apple, apps, Behavior, Classroom, Education, Educators, gaming, Google, IOS, IPad, iTunes, Learning, Psychology, Special education, Technology 3 Comments
Does Price Predict Quality of Educational Apps?
Skeptical about the instructional value of paid educational apps? Our research at Balefire Labs shows that you should be. We pretty regularly get questions and comments about paid versus free apps. There seem to be two general (and competing) schools … Continue reading
Posted in App Reviews & Recs, Balefire Labs, Technology Tagged App Store, Apple, apps, Balefire Labs, edtech, Education, education apps, Educational game, Educational technology, Higher education, IOS, IPad, iTunes, teaching, Technology Leave a comment
What I Learned at my CHIFOO Talk
This past Wednesday I had the opportunity to give a talk at the Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon (CHIFOO). CHIFOO is a really interesting group. They are a local chapter of SIGCHI, the premier international society for professionals, academics and students … Continue reading
Only Two of the Top 10 EdApps in iTunes are Worth Buying
This blog post originally appeared on the Balefire Labs blog. A lot of teachers and parents we talk to have told us that when they are trying to find apps for their kids they look at the Top Charts in … Continue reading
Posted in App Reviews & Recs, Technology Tagged App Store, Apple, apps, Arts, Education, education apps, education technology, Educational technology, Educators, Friday, IOS, IPad, IPhone, iTunes, ITunes Store, K through 12, Learning, Student, Teacher, teaching, Technology Leave a comment
My 100th Post: Balefire Labs and #EdApps
I’ve been a bit off the grid this past week, so my apologies for not writing. That said, this is my 100th blog post! Wow! Thinking back to my first blog post, it’s been a really fun ride. For my … Continue reading
Posted in App Reviews & Recs, Balefire Labs, Technology Tagged Android, APP, App Store, Apple, apps, Child, Classroom, Education, education apps, education technology, Educational technology, Educators, Google, Instructional design, IOS, IPad, IPhone, iTunes, K through 12, Learning, mlearning, Review site, Student, Teacher, teaching, Technology 1 Comment
Parents’ thoughts on K12 Mobile Learning!
We know that smart devices and mobile learning are HOT in K12 right now. And here’s what parents have to say (we think they like it!)
Posted in Parenting, Technology Tagged Android, App Store, Apple, apps, Child, Classroom, Education, education apps, education technology, Educational technology, IOS, IPad, IPhone, iTunes, K through 12, Learning, mlearning, mobile, Student Leave a comment
The Problems with Free Educational Apps
I was talking to a school superintendent last week about how her district selects iPad apps for use in the classrooms. She said that the first thing they do is separate the free from the paid apps…and then they go … Continue reading
Junky Educational Apps and the People Who Make Them.
The other day I had another reminder of just how naive I really am. You’d think by now I would be a bit wilier. But no. So here’s the story. You all know that I review a LOT of educational … Continue reading
Posted in App Reviews & Recs, Technology Tagged Adaptive learning, Android, App Store, apps, Decision making, Education, education apps, education technology, Educational technology, gaming, IPad, IPhone, iTunes, ITunes Store, Learning, mlearning, Professional development, Student, Teacher, Technology, Thought, Twitter 19 Comments
Parent Survey on Kids and App Use
Friends, if you haven’t had a chance to complete the Balefire Labs Parent Survey about your kids using apps, there’s still time! Thank you so much for helping us!
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged App Store, Apple, E-book, Education, IPad, iTunes, Parent, United States 2 Comments