Evaluating apps (CRAPPIES) worksheet


How current is the app? When was it developed? Last updated?



How relevant is the app to your educational purpose or learning outcome?



Who created the app? Who is the author, publisher, or source? What is their expertise?



What is the purpose of the app? Is the information fact, opinion or propaganda?



Does the app have privacy statement or setting? Does the app share information on social networks? Does it use location services?



Is it easy to use? Can you use it without instructions?



How easily can you find (needed) information?


Stable or security

Does the app crash? How secure is the app?


Modified from http://www.csuchico.edu/lins/handouts/eval_websites.pdf and from http://libguides.emporia.edu/content.php?pid=402897&sid=3712913

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SMILE - Evaluating Educational Apps (CRAPPIES) by Stefanie Havelka, Lehman College and Libguides at Emporia State University, modified by Marion Kelt, Glasgow Caledonian University is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International LicenseBased on a work at http://libguides.emporia.edu/content.php?pid=402897&sid=3712913.