But a few years into this iPad-led frenzy, the app phase is showing its age. Many apps are mediocre, abandoned, or broken. Some are clear money-grabs with little content area expertise behind them. Others seemed to have been written by people who have either never seen a child in their life, or know nothing about teaching and learning.
Unsurprisingly, this has produced underwhelming results.
This happened before with CD-Roms in the 90s, the vcr in the 80s, films and film strips in the 60s and 70s. What can we do to fix it?