Through the collected data, there seems to be a fairly even distribution of solutions across grade levels. I must admit I was intrigued that the 8-12 grades had such a high number of apps as I had a preconceived notion that writing skills would be developed prior to this age category (oblivious to prompting exercises). The selection process might also indicate a bias caused by the personal background, preferences or teaching areas of participants of ETEC 522. The specific bubbles in the product domain also show a fairly even distribution.
It is interesting to note that in spite of catering more to the older grades, the selected apps do not often provide assessment and evaluation of learning. There is quite a wide variety of prompting apps and thought organization apps as well as spell checking apps. I believe that it would be very interesting to take a closer look at the creation and application of apps that offer to evaluate the learner’s progress. I believe that such an app could be created incorporating crowdsourcing. Imagine if schools could use an app similar to the idea proposed by NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), in which your writing is reviewed by fellow authors and constructive criticism is offered, therefore helping the students writing ability and offering feedback and assessment of the work in progress. 100% based computer technology can be used to verify grammar and spelling, yet to evaluate the true impact and meaning of your text human intervention is required somewhere along the way.