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Name: __Jessica Cooke___________________________________ Date:

___5/26/17___
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? ___Starfall _____________________ Cost: Free/offers


membership price range from $70.00 - $150.00 for teachers.
Creator of the app ______Starfall Education Foundation_____
ANDRIOD URL or location: www.Starfall.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?
Yes
4. Differentiation: Does the app offer flexibility to alter settings to meet
student needs?
Yes
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?
Yes
7. Reporting: Is assessment/summary data available electronically to the
student/teacher?
Yes
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.

Starfall is an excellent application to use in the classroom. This application


can be used for every subject covered in the classroom. Games are
interactive and provide positive feedback for students. I would use this
application for students as enrichment activities in the classroom. This
application provides games that are fun and allow students to practice their
knowledge and understanding of a subject. Teachers can encourage parents
to use this application at home to continue practice at home as well.