December 21st 2016: Common Sense Media.
In 2016 the Common Sense Education editorial staff evaluated close to 170 apps, games, and websites for learning potential and classroom implementation. This year (as in years past) there are some very innovative tools on this list. What’s particularly unique about this best-of cohort, though, is that many of the tools tackle familiar genres and concepts — they just do so really, really well. It’s a heartening trend; the best edtech developers are taking the lessons (both good and bad) of the last few years to heart and delivering products at a higher level of quality than we’ve seen in the past. If you look at how thoughtfully designed the tools on this list are, there’s no question that a big part of this success has been listening to — and incorporating — teacher and student feedback.
Read the full article here.