Would you like some subject specific apps to use in the classroom with your students?
Use AppShopper and AppBrain to discover new subject specific apps for your classroom.
There are so many apps out there, it can be hard to find the right one for your classroom. Luckily, we've discovered a couple of different apps that make it easy to navigate the app marketplace.
AppShopper is a site dedicated to helping you discover the best iOS apps. There's an app available as well, for those of you who'd like to search via your mobile device.
After you head over to the site, you'll see a toolbar at the top of the page designed to help narrow your search down to the perfect app. For example you can specify whether you're looking for a free or paid app, what type of device it's available on, and more.
While the toolbar is great for browsing, you'll want to use the search bar to find subject specific apps. Say for example you're interested in fractions, chemistry, or macroeconomics. Simple search using that keyword, and you'll see dozens of options sorted by popularity. Also note the reviews given to each app. Looking over the reviews will help you decide which apps are worth downloading.
AppBrain is a similar type of app, except it's designed for the Android market. As you probably know, not all apps are available on both the iOS and Android markets. So depending on what devices you use, you'll want to search accordingly.
Use AppBrain in the same way as AppShopper — browse by category, or use the keyword search bar to pull up what you need on your subject area. One thing I like about AppBrain is you can also browse by “Price Reduced.” Many people don't realize that many apps actually go on sale. Watch out for sales and you may be able to get a paid app at a discount, or even for free!
Your next favorite app is out there… what are you waiting for? Start searching now.
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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