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iPad App Evaluation Rubric

App Name: Splash Math Grade 1 App Description: Full revision curriculum for Grade 1 Math

App Price: Free (full version: $10.49)

Content

Poor 1 pts App does not facilitate any real educational learning.

Fair 2 pts App reinforces known skills but does not teach unknown skills or content.

Good 3 pts App attempts to reinforce and teach relevant and appropriate educational skills and concepts.

Great 4 pts App reinforces and teaches relevant and appropriate educational skills and concepts in an engaging fashion. App encourages use of higher order thinking skills including creating, evaluating and analysing.

Thinking skills

Limited or no thinking skills App is limited to the lower order thinking skills like understanding required. App can be used by randomly hitting buttons with no and remembering. reason behind actions. Students avoid using the app. Students show limited engagement with the app. Content, features and design offer limited appeal.

App facilitates a range of thinking skills, including higher order skills including creating, evaluating and analysing.

Engagement Design

Student usually enjoys using the Students are highly motivated to app. use app. Engaging and motivating content, features and design Highly engaging and motivating content, features and design Design encourages child to actively interact with the app and learning. A number of different levels and the ability to customise to suit students.

Graphics and design is not appropriate or appealing.

Differentiation One level of learning. No ability 1-2 different ability levels.


to adjust settings or customise. Limited ability to customise to suit students. Student needs adult with them most of the time.

A few different levels. Some ability to customise to suit students.

Ease of Use Support Reporting

Student needs constant adult assistance to use the app. No help/support provided

Student needs occasional adult Student can launch and operate the app independently. assistance to use the app. High level of help/support available if needed. Specific feedback is provided to student and/or teacher/parent.

Limited help/support is available. Good level of help/support available if needed. Limited feedback, tracking or reporting features. Reasonable feedback, tracking or reporting features.

No feedback, tracking or reporting available.

Sharing Value

No options to save, share or export data or content. Initial purchase price offers very limited functionality and content. In-app purchases necessary but overpriced. Full price of app is inflated compared to content /functionality of app. Students are asked to share personal data or join external sources not relevant to their learning.

Limited save, share or export functions.

Small range of options for save, Multiple export/sharing options. share or export. App and In-app purchases are relevant and appropriately priced. Free/lite app offers an exceptional amount of functionality to evaluate. Student is not asked to join or send personal information to external sources (not including that used for assessment and reporting purposes) No advertising is present.

Free/lite app offers good range Free/lite app offers limited to evaluate app. Full priced app functionality or content to offers good value for money. evaluate. In-app purchases are necessary and/or interrupt usage of the app. Students are asked to share data without relevant reasons. Students is asked to join community or similar for app creation sharing but is not required to share personal data.

Safe and Private

Advertising

Advertising is irrelevant and/or Advertising sometimes impedes Minimal amount of advertising inappropriate and interrupts the app usage and is irrelevant to that does not impeded app process of using the app. app. usage.

Score:
Blooms Taxomony Remembering Understanding Applying Analysing Evaluating

40 /48
Creating

83 %

Multiple Intelligences Interpersonal Intrapersonal Musical Naturalistic Verbal Linguistic Visual/Spatial Body-Kinesthetic Mathematical-Logical Comments This is a free app with heaps of features and excellent tracking. In-app purchases are available (all chapters for $10.49) which allow for greater customisation. Other features include a game element where players earn points to get new items for their aquarium, scratch pad for working out harder problems and voiceover which makes it easier for lower-ability readers.

Created by Angi Tippett based on work by Harry Walker (with permission).