Short and sweet Teens-on-the-Tenth today – mostly because I’d love to hear your feedback. I ran across a great piece on asha.org about apps that target high school related skills. It got me thinking about a common thread that winds throughout almost every TOTT post – age appropriateness. I cringe when my students play those preschool themed alphabet apps – why do I even have that on our class iPad? There has to apps that aren’t sung in a high pitched toddlers voice. I revamped my iPad a bit and gave it a good teenager approved spring cleaning. I – of course – let things like “The Monster at the End of the Book” stay because I personally think it is hilarious. Preschool themed? Maybe. Still appropriate for all ages? Definitely.
Along with the age appropriate issue, is that our high schoolers often need to be working on a completely different set of skills. In the wonderful world of apps – which ones can help us target these skill areas?
I ran across a few awesome ideas and then would love to hear yours. One site- otsiwthapps.com (how was I not following this website??) – gave a list of so many creative and brilliant apps that I almost want to ditch my classroom of tweens for the big guys because I had so many teaching ideas from this list of apps. Seriously cool.
Any recommendations? What great apps target high school based skills?