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Apps: Education

Maths Fun

Maths Fun

This app helps your elementary school kids practice mental maths skills in a funny way through basket ball. 


First Look: Nearpod Transforms Lectures into Guided Journeys

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I met with Guido Kovalskys, CEO of Panarea Digital, last week for a demo of their new education app Nearpod. Panarea designed Nearpod not as an education revolution, but as an education evolution.



So you want to be a game designer -- FREE career app

So you want to be a game designer -- FREE career app

Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to design video games? This is a self-paced handheld console style quiz to determine what your strengths and interests are and to help you decide if you have the potential and the passion to explore a career in the game industry.

Contains links to websites, books, magazines and other game industry sources for additional follow up. 

Presented as a public service by Magnin & Associates (handheld game developers since 1993) and its founder Ed Magnin (who has over 30+ years in the game industry, and over 12+ years concurrently teaching graduate and undergraduate game courses).

Optionally posts successful completion to Facebook. 


iPoe - The Interactive and Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe Collection

iPoe - The Interactive and Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe Collection

 

Unique Interactive Experience 

 

iPoe Collection for iOS is an application which showcases his writings in form of illustrated images, drawings and scary sketches. The drawings showcased in the app define scenes Edgar Allan Poe created through his writings. The audience find themselves in the scenario, and they suddenly become part of the play as they read his stories. The app combines Poe’s writings with illustrated drawings, interactive animations and music to provide audiences a more visual approach to his poetry and stories, making his stories more entertaining.


Appracadabra's Count the Animals! wins Best Educational App Award

Appracadabra's Count the Animals! wins Best Educational App Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

The Hague, Netherlands - Independent children's app publisher Appracadabra is happy to announce that its children's app Count the Animals! has been rewarded with the Junior Design Award for Best Educational App of 2012. 

 

"It's the playful illustrations and animation that make it truly memorable," states Chief Editor Catherine O'Dolan in the jury report.

 

The Junior Design Awards were created by UK parenting magazine Junior to celebrate excellence in design & style for children's fashion, lifestyle & interiors, travel, food, toys and books. 

 


The Singing Alphabet

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As a reading tutor, I have been looking for ways to use the iPad to teach kids to read. I recently received a review copy of The Singing Alphabet.  Here's my take on this one:



Firefli: The Firefly Attractor for iPhone and iPod Touch Now Available in the App Store

Firefli: The Firefly Attractor for iPhone and iPod Touch Now Available in the App Store

For years you may have heard the rumor that you can attract a firefly with a penlight and some patience. Well that turns out to be true… but you need to be willing to sit in the dark long enough to learn the exact flash patterns of your local firefly species. Firefli is based on the same proven scientific principle but it uses years of firefly research to help you out. With Firefli you can find which fireflies are lighting up your neck of the woods. Then you can select from six species to emulate and five flash color wavelengths. With your settings dialed in all you need to do is wait for a firefly to flash and then tap your screen.


Simple Flash Card Maker + Quizlet

Simple Flash Card Maker + Quizlet

Simple Flash Card Maker adds import from Quizlet


1000s downloading free children's app about invention of Internet

1000s downloading free children's app about invention of Internet

 

iPad app "COOL to be CLEVER: the story of Edson Hendricks, the genius who invented the design for the Internet" is being downloaded (free) by 1000s of families and schools, with numbers swelling in the wake of enthusiastic online reviews. The app is an illustrated, narrated biography for kids, with extensive resources on bullying, clever minds and development of VNET, the first "connectionless" network. Digital-storytime.com: "This is truly a must-download title. My highest recommendation!"

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AP Calculus Review

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The AP Calculus power review app is made to help anyone get ready for a big test or exam in their AP Calculus class.  Everyone knows that calculus is one of the most difficult math courses around and when you're in the advanced placement class it is even more difficult.  This app is great because it allows you to pull it out and start studying anywhere you go.  There are two main sections to the app, study and information. 



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