June 18, 2018

Navigating the “Wild West” of Apps

Presented by: Playaway & Library Journal
Event Date & Time: Thursday, April 19, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT

Projections show there will be more than 5 million apps available by 2020. With a commitment to bridging the digital divide, how can librarians navigate this “Wild West” of digital content to provide relevant and appropriate educational apps for their patrons?

Join us for a special Webcast presented by Playaway Pre-Loaded Products and Library Journal to learn what resources and tools exist to review children’s apps, as well as guidelines for selecting high quality apps, including an App Evaluation Rubric. Get recommendations for the best children’s educational app developers and see how your library can help close the “app gap” in underserved communities, even in areas with low Internet connectivity.

Key Presenter

  • Erin Cosyn, Head of Content Acquisitions, Playaway Pre-Loaded Products


  • Lorraine Akemann, Program Manager at award-winning educational app developer Duck Duck Moose
  • Jim Nichols, co-founder of the best-selling early learning apps Monkey Preschool
  • Tanner Higgin, Director of Education Editorial Strategy at Common Sense Media


  • Brittany Gonzalez, Head of Marketing, Playaway Pre-Loaded Products

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  1. Carlton Miller says:

    A very good presentation!

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