Curating the World of Educational Apps

McKiernan, Gerard [LIB] gerrymck at IASTATE.EDU
Mon Mar 12 14:41:38 EDT 2012

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Speaking of Educational Innovation ...



With a bank of 40,000 educational apps that have been cataloged, reviewed, and approved, a Tennessee initiative hopes to make it easier for educators to use apps in the classroom and beyond.


For faculty who see the potential for mobile devices in education, this is a wasted opportunity. After all, the National Education Association estimates that "smartphones and, to a lesser extent tablets like the iPad, will be in the hands of every student in the United States within five years."


In the three years since, the app bank has compiled an impressive selection of 40,000 educational apps. In addition, the TBR eLearning Initiative has developed a roster of volunteers who connect educators with the app world, and assist them in identifying apps for teaching, learning, workforce, and professional development.



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Of possible interest ...

“Library Mobile: ’B’ is for ‘Blackberry’.” Searcher 18, no.10 (December 2010): 50-53.
Self- archived at: (23 January 2012).

“Library Mobile: 'A' Is for 'Android'.” Searcher 18, no.7 (September 2010): 7-11.
Self-archived at: (23 January 2011).

"Library Mobile: “'A' Is for 'Apple' and 'App’.” Searcher 18, no.5 (June 2010): 32-36.
Self-archived at: (23 January 2012).


Gerry McKiernan

Associate Professor


Science and Technology Librarian

Iowa State University

152 Parks Library

Ames IA 50011


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