App Overload

Hi friends!

Do you ever have app overload in your school library? I do! I keep getting emails about apps I need to download and try. They all look so colorful and inviting. And yet, there are not enough hours in the day to learn all of these apps! What’s a teacher-librarian to do?

At the TCEA (technology in education) conference last week, I watched a great presentation on that very topic! Our speaker was a technology specialist at a private, Apple Distinguished School. You can see the slide show I watched here:

Her main point is that it’s better to use a few key apps well, to use technology in a meaningful, purposeful way, to let kids have fun CREATING! Here are her 10 essential apps.

Essential iPad apps for elementary libraryOn her slide show, you can see sample lessons for these essentials. I was entranced by this concept. I agree that I could become more effective in educating BOTH my students and my faculty if I mastered 10 key apps, instead of trying (hopelessly) to keep up with hundreds of the latest and greatest apps of the day.

Take a look at her slide show, and see if you agree with this idea. I’d love to hear what you think!

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    1. Hi,
      Thanks so much for this information. However, the slide show is not working. Please let me know if you are able to get it working.

        1. Alyssa,
          I think I fixed the problem by embedding the slideshare.
          Let me know if this still doesn’t work! Thanks for your comment.

      1. Thanks for your comment, Sherell. I think I fixed the problem by embedding the slide share. Please let me know if you still can’t see the slide show!

    2. Cari,

      Thanks so much for attending my session at TCEA! I stumbled upon your site and found my Who Needs 100 Apps presentation! So glad that it has been helpful to you.


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