Meet Our Review Board

Learn more about the experts who review our articles to make sure they are accurate and trustworthy.


The Educational App Store Review Board is a team of board-certified teachers and education technology experts who ensure our content is high-quality, judgment-free, and here to support your child through all the stages of learning.

Get to know the passionate and esteemed experts who make up the Review Board.

Review Board Members

Mike Sharples, PhD

Mike Sharples is Emeritus Professor of Educational Technology in the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University, UK. His research involves human-centred design of new technologies and environments for learning. He is Associate Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies. He inaugurated the mLearn conference series and was Founding President of the International Association for Mobile Learning. He is author of over 300 publications in the areas of educational technology, science education, human-centred design of personal technologies, artificial intelligence and cognitive science.

Spencer Riley, MSc

Spencer qualified as a teacher in 2003. He has worked in all of the stages of the English school system, teaching history and maths to secondary-aged children and STEM enrichment activities to gifted and talented primary-aged learners. He supported his lessons and those of other teachers through his website, full of interactive games and manipulatives he coded.

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Andrew Buck, BSc

Andrew is currently Head of Faculty at Kempston Challenger Academy and has over 24 years teaching experience having taught Product Design, ICT, Maths and Physical Education. He is a Lead Practitioner in Design & Technology and a Grade 1 Ofsted teacher.

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Lucy Rome, BA

Lucy is an entrepreneur, a mum of three young girls and life-long teacher and learner. Having previously worked in advertising and digital sales for Times Newspapers and News Corp., Lucy's journey through teaching to company founder was inspired and informed by her own learning challenges.

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Ciaran Walsh, MSc

Ciaran is currently the Regional Director of Education and was the Head Teacher of an SEN primary school specialising in autism. He has been teaching for almost 16 years in both specialist and mainstream provision.

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Adam Lancaster, MSc

Adam Lancaster is an assistant headteacher in Hertfordshire as well as literacy and reading specialist. Adam has previously worked as an advisor to schools in Hertfordshire and London and currently travels the country giving insets and providing advisory services for schools around literacy and reading.

Former EducationalAppStore Review Board Members

  • Julia Bateson, M.Ed.
  • Seren Manyera, B.Ed.
  • Neil Kelsall, B.Ed.
  • Anne Helsby, B.Ed.
  • Graeme Young, B.Ed.
  • Daniel McClelland, B.Ed.

How our Review Board Process Works

Every article created by our team of expert writers that contains verifiable facts makes its way through our comprehensive Review Board process and gets assigned to a specialist teacher based on their area of expertise.

The Educational App Store Review Board members confirm each piece of content they review is up-to-date, thorough, and authoritative—containing facts and guidelines that reflect the latest in evidence-based research, as well as practical advice parents can appreciate.

If the Review Board suggests improvements, those are shared directly with our editorial staff so our editors can make any changes needed. Once a piece of content is approved, it receives the Review Board stamp in the byline—and you’ll know exactly who reviewed it and when.

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