Four ways to tell if an educational app will actually help your child learn

by ParentCo. May 07, 2015

With over 80,000 "educational" apps available in the Apple App store alone, it's not hard to believe that they are not all created equal. In fact, a good portion of them don't offer much learning at all.
We recently published a large-scale review of more than 200 articles on the question of how we can put the education back in educational apps. We used several well-worn principles that parents, educators and app developers can use to determine what is truly educational and what is simply masquerading as such. Here is what we found.
Read the full piece at The Conversation: Four ways to tell if an educational app will actually help your child learn


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