We are pleased to announce that the first paper from our ESRC grant “Investigating the educational potential of touchscreen apps for children’s early vocabulary acquisition” has been published today in the Journal of Children and Media! In the paper titled “Developing evaluation tools for assessing the educational potential of apps for preschool children in the UK” we present new tools for assessing the educational potential of apps for preschoolers.
One of the tools, the Questionnaire for evaluating the educational potential of apps, was designed with caregivers and educators in mind. In order to use it, you need to download the app, use it for five minutes and then evaluate it against 10 items. For each item the app can score between 0 and 2 points, which results in max. 20 points in total on the educational potential index.
You can download the tool here:
Once you have used the tool, tell us what you think about it. Leave a comment under this post to let us know whether the tool has been helpful in evaluating apps for your child.