[caption id="attachment_126806" align="alignleft" width="215"] The right tablet-based apps can help young students.[/caption]

A glance around today’s ed-tech landscape reveals no shortage of tablets, tablet initiatives, and tablet apps—but most of these tools are used with older students. During a crowded ISTE 2013 presentation, educator Gail Lovely told session attendees about a number of important considerations and helpful apps that can make tablet initiatives successful in prekindergarten through second grade.

Before tablets, computer-based early education presented challenges for young students, who don’t have the dexterity to manipulate a computer mouse, use a laptop’s drag-and-click tracking...

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