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Name: __Jessica Cooke___________________________________

Date:__4/26/17__________
CRITICAL EVALUATION OF AN CONTENT-BASED ANDRIOD APP
2011-2014 Kathleen Schrock (kathy@kathyschrock.net)
iPads for Teaching site: http://ipads4teaching.net

What is the title of the app? ___ABCya.com_____________________ Cost: $40/


Mo. __
Creator of the app ___ ______________________ ANDRIOD URL or location:
https://jeopardylabs.com__
Content area(s): _____Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies
Grade level(s): K thru 12________

Level(s) of Blooms Taxonomy addressed with this app- highlight


those that apply

Remembering Understanding Applying Analyzing Evaluating


Creating

Content and components of the app: Answer yes, no, or N/A

1. Curriculum connection: Are the skills reinforced connected to targeted


skill/concept?
Yes
2. Authenticity: Are skills practiced in an authentic format/problem-based
environment?
Yes
3. Feedback: Is feedback specific and result in improved student
performance?
No
4. Differentiation: Does the app offer flexibility to alter settings to meet
student needs?
N/A
5. User friendliness: Can students launch and navigate within the app
independently?
Yes
6. Student motivation: Are students motivated to use the app and select
it to use often?
N/A
7. Reporting: Is assessment/summary data available electronically to the
student/teacher?
N/A
8. Sound: Does the music/sound in the app add to the educational
aspects of the content?
Yes
9. Instructions: Are the instructions included within the app helpful to the
student?
Yes
10. Support page: Does the apps supporting Web page provide
additional useful information?
Yes

Summary of the app 6-8 sentences


Using the data you have collected above, explain why you would or would
not recommend this
application for use in the classroom. Include any specific ideas you have for
its use.

I would recommend this application for use in the classroom. This application
can be used during free time in computer labs. When students have finished
with their tasks in computer lab students can chose Abcya.com as one of
their free time applications they can explore. There is a free version that
allows students to play many games from math to strategy games.
Abcya.com has a skills game called Jump key this game is a great way for
students to practice familiarity with a keyboard.