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Friday, November 13 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Book Apps: Evaluation for Classroom Use

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This presentation will explore different children’s and young adult books apps available for iPads in terms of their literary quality, functionality, and level of differentiation ability in educational settings. There are multiple types of children’s and young adult book apps available, including simple scanned versions, interactive animated versions, versions that allow for multiple reading levels or multiple levels of interaction, and recordable books. These apps can be utilized and adapted for a variety of purposes in classrooms and learning environments to help students increase their reading skills and access to text. A variety of available apps will be highlighted and examined, and guidelines will be provided for evaluating their quality as literary texts, and tools for use with special needs populations, and as high quality apps. Different reasons for using book apps in the classroom will be explored, including issues of accessibility, adaptability, literacy, and availability.

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Dr. Donna Wakefield

Professor, National Louis University


Friday November 13, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am
Concourse E

Attendees (10)