Name: _ Date:
©2011. Kathleen Schrock ( iPads in the Classroom site:
What is the title of the app? _ Cost: _ Creator of the app iTunes URL: _ Content area(s): _ Grade level:
Content and components of the app
Curriculum connection: Are the skills reinforced connected to targeted skill/concept?

Authenticity: Are skills practiced in an authentic format/problem-based environment?

Feedback: Is feedback specific and result in improved student performance?

Differentiation: Does the app offers flexibility to alter settings to meet student needs?

User friendliness: Can students can launch and navigate within the app independently?

Student motivation: Are students motivated to use the app and select it to use often?

Reporting: Is assessment/summary data available electronically to the student/teacher?

Sound: Does the music/sound in the app add to the educational aspects of the content?

Instructions: Are the instructions included within the app helpful to the student?

Support page: Does the app’s supporting Web page provide additional useful information?

Summary of the app
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.

©2011. Kathy Schrock. All rights reserved. Permission to reproduce for classroom use granted. Adapted, with permission, from Harry Walker’s “Evaluation rubric for iPad/iPad apps”, 2010.


Apps that fit into the "evaluating" stage improve the user's ability to judge material or methods based on criteria set by themselves or external sources. They help students judge content reliability, accuracy, quality, effectiveness, and reach informed decisions. Verbs commonly used to describe this phase include testing; detecting, monitoring, coordinating, critiquing, judging, checking, evaluating, assessing, choosing, defending, contrasting, and appraising.


When locating these "evaluating" apps, consider the following questions.
Does the app help the user...
1. Check for accuracy?

2. Detect inconsistencies?

3. Monitor effectiveness?

4. Evaluate procedures?

5. Critique solutions?

6. Appraise efficiency?

7. Judge techniques?

8. Contrast performance?

9. Check the probability of results?