Developer Apps In My Pocket, creators of the excellent Pocket Phonics, recently polled their customers and found 88% of parents who use educational apps with their kids support primary schools and pre-schools using iPad.
The survey was sent to Apps in My Pockets’ customers in the UK in July to find out just how iPad is being used in primary school and pre-school. 504 parents and 74 teachers responded, with 81% of those completing the survey in full. The key findings of the survey included:
• 88% of parents who use educational apps with their kids support primary schools and pre-schools using iPad.
• 40% of primary schools and 18% of pre-schools are using or trialling iPad.
• State primaries are at least as likely to have iPad as independent primaries.
• Cost holds back tablets, but is not determining which device is chosen.
• iPad is out-selling Android devices 14:1 in schools.
• Only one of the top ten education apps recommended by parents is on the Google Play store.
For a full explanation of the findings, check out Apps In My Pocket’s survey results document here. The developer will be carrying out part 2 of their survey this autumn, in which they hope to explore more free schools and primary academies.
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