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Great for social workers, counselors, and other helping professionals

Great for social workers, counselors, and other helping professionals

Looking for that specific app but you just don’t have the time to search, read the specifics and test out the app.  The app sounds good, but it may be a fee, and to top it off, there are in app purchases.  This can be so frustrating, but there is an answer, Graphite.  Below is what Common Sense Education has to tell us about Graphite.

Graphite is a free service from Common Sense Education that makes it easy to discover the best apps, games, and websites for classroom use. Tools like Edmodo, Educreations, ClassDojo, and Socrative have been thoroughly reviewed by our expert educators and received numerous teacher reviews we call Field Notes. We’ve also reviewed lots of Common Core-aligned products like StudySync, PBS Learning Media, VoiceThread, IXL Math, and Khan Academy.

Wondering how to use BrainPOP Jr. effectively with your students? We’ve got you covered. Ever considered using Minecraftwith students? Read Chad Sansing’s blog article comparing Minecraft and MinecraftEdu. Our educational expert reviewers rated ABCya! three stars for learning potential, while our teacher community has collectively given it four. How would you rate it? It’s easy to add your voice to the conversation about how to best leverage technology in the classroom. Simply join for free and start submitting Field Notes about the products you use with students.

Whether you’re looking for tips for using Twitter in the classroom or advice on which media creation tools are best for flipping your classroom, Graphite’s ratings and reviews, blog articles, and webinars provide the information you need to make great technology choices.

Although the site discusses apps reviewed for teachers, the reviews help counseling professionals make decisions regarding  apps that can assist with various social emotional learning goals.  Clinicians, make your voice heard and add a review!