When we got our iPad last fall, it didn’t take me long to realize that finding good educational apps in the app store can be a frustrating experience. I felt like I was wasting a lot of precious time sorting through page after page of apps, while finding few that would meet our needs.
I feel very fortunate to have discovered a great site — Apps for Homeschooling. Site owner Jennifer has reviewed dozens of apps, maintains a page of free and sale price apps that is updated regularly, and regularly does give-aways or “tosses” for promo codes that can be used to get free apps. This is really not just a site for homeschoolers — anyone looking for educational apps for their kids will find this site useful.
If you like Apps for Homeschooling on Facebook, you’ll see almost-daily alerts to these free and on-sale apps, as well as having the opportunity to jump in on promo-code “tosses”. Even when you do find apps you like for your iPad, iPhone or iPod, it’s easy to be tempted to spend way too much money buying them all. 🙂 By checking the Apps for Homeschooling site or reading Jennifer’s posts on Facebook, I have gotten many, many apps for free or for a very low price.
Another site I recommend is Digital Kindergarten, a blog written by a Kindergarten teacher who uses iPads in her classroom. Check out the two pages she mentions in this post for a long list of apps she finds useful.
As I mentioned in my first Tech Tuesday post, I have a Pinterest board dedicated to homeschool tech, including several links to posts or sites with lists of educational apps. I’ll keep adding more as I find them!
What sites have you found to help you discover great apps?
I’m linking up with Tech Tuesday @ Sunflower Schoolhouse!