With the app store growing daily, it can be difficult to find the best kid-friendly apps online. Common Sense Media is here to help.
Inside today's 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver, learn how to navigate through the Common Sense Media website to find kid-friendly apps you can integrate into your classroom. The search is simple to modify to fit your needs based on age range, and type of media (such as apps). After the initial search, you can narrow your results even more by things such as topic or popularity.
Can you see yourself using Common Sense Media to find classroom resources? Let me know what you think about this website in a comment on this article.
Looking for more kid-friendly apps? Take a look at SimpleK12's course catalog for hundreds of professional development videos designed specifically for teachers. Here are a couple of my favorites:
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Learning to Go! The Basics of Mobile Learning. Our students spend time reading, communicating, and sharing with their devices. Let's get them to learn, create, problem solve, collaborate and innovate with their devices. Explore management tips, solutions to common problems, and best practices for mobile learning. You'll also discover sites and resources for finding the right apps to achieve your objectives.
About Our “Kid-friendly Apps” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 50 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.
About the Author
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.