Tracey McCully, one of our authors, just wrote a great article on using Mobile Technology as a Strategy for RtI. In addition, she developed an evaluation rubric to assist in selecting mobile apps.
The article can be viewed at http://eskillslearning.net/uploads/Mobile%20Technology%20Response%2...
Thanks for sharing this! My district has been using iPods and iPads in the classroom for about a year now and as an ITRT (Instructional Technology Resource Teacher) I am constantly evaluating apps and podcasts for classroom use. Our district also promotes a "Featured App/Podcast" to the community via Edline bi-weekly. The featured app/podcast is free and is meant to help students improve their study skills in the related content area. As the head of this project, I communicate with my boss as to what app/podcast should be featured and he makes the final decision. I have a running list of suggestions from my colleagues and I use this as part of the evaluation process. The rubric included in this article will definitely be useful to me and my colleagues as we continue searching for classroom-worthy apps!