iPhone Life magazine

Apps: Education

Oceanhouse Media releases more Dr. Seuss Apps

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"Oceanhouse Media is excited to announce the release of three new Dr. Seuss iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad apps to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on Thurs., April 22nd. Theodor Geisel cared deeply about our environment and educating children about the value of caring for Mother Earth.



Color & Draw for the iPad

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Tipitap Apps just released their Color & Draw app for the iPad. Now, there is lots more room to work. Even I managed to color a page!

 

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Amazing App Solar Walk allows you to explore the planets in detail!

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 Just when I start to get bored with my iPod touch, a new app comes along that makes it like new again. The app in this case is Solar Walk from VITO. I have reviewed the amazing Star Walk previously here (a celestial viewing app), but was wondering when they would get round to adding 3-D planet exploration to the mix. There's a great (and free) PC app out there that does this called Celestia, and Google Earth also has some pretty awesome planet/star-gazing features.



Paints vs Adobe Ideas

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I’m reviewing two apps for the iPod here because they are so close in terms of what they do they make for a good side by side comparison.



Color&Draw is NOT for Adults ONLY!

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The Color&Draw website says it's an app for kids, but I'm here to tell you that it's for adults, too!



Give your kids a Witty Bit of music and alphabet learning

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When I first started the Witty Bit app, the song went on and on and on. I couldn’t figure out how to get pass the first screen. Finally, I discovered you merely have to swipe to the next screen to get it to stop. Whew! 



iPad Education? How will the iPad be used in education?

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 Here's are some interesting blog postings about the iPad and education:



Gain Worldly Knowledge with the World Countries App

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Expand your mind while you search for facts on 260 countries from all 5 regions. Do you want to hear Belgium's National Anthem?  or France's?  Do you want to know what Kirbati's Flag look like?

Information is gathered from the CIA Factbook. Wikipedia and WikiTravel.  

 
Play memory games and play quizzes to test your new knowledge.
 
Help the kids with their homework. 
 
This is a fun, fact filled app that is well organized and beautifully designed.  I recommend this for everyone - young or old.
 
Bottom Line: Download now.  Worth much more than $0.99.  Get it before they realize that and raise the price!!
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=295701768&mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D6# 

 

 

   

 

     

 

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World Countries. 12 Educational Geo Apps and Games

Features summary:
✓ Pocket reference for 260 world countries and regions. Offline. No internet connection needed. Includes:
Factbook - CIA The World Factbook by CIA, WIkipedia, Anthems, Maps, Flags, Capitals.
Wikitravel - travel guides for 247 countries/territories
✓ World Photos - browse real country photos
✓ World News - current new from selected country
✓ World Map - large political map of the World
✓ Country Maps - 260 maps of countries
✓ Continents - large maps of continents
✓ Quiz games - Capitals, Flags, Maps, Trivia
✓ Flags - World Flags reference
✓ Flags memory match game
✓ Guess the Flag game
✓ Countries flash cards

Additional features:
✓ Select any combination of regions - Asia, Africa, Europe, America, Oceania
✓ Send info or maps by Email from the application
✓ Copy info to clipboard
✓ Adjustable font size

OpenFeint integrated:
✓ Compare your Quiz scores and Games results versus other players and your friends (facebook/twitter)
✓ Invite and challenge your friends
✓ Post your achievements to facebook and twitter



Biblicious feels like a real game show - great fun!

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Biblicious gives me the feeling that I’m participating in a real game show - I like that! The host sounds like the guy from Let's Make a Deal or one of those other game shows, which is really effective in setting the mood. 

The questions are fun - some easy and some challenging - so anyone with a bit of knowledge of the Bible should enjoy playing. And what a clever way to learn something new about the Bible. When you get a wrong answer, it gives you the scripture reference so you can look it up and learn more.  



123 Color makes learning fun and convenient!

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Here’s another iPhone app that makes learning fun! 123 Color teaches number recognition, upper and lower case letters, shapes and creative expression. Included in the app are 60 drawings to color – drawings that represent holidays, butterflies, flowers, household items, fruit, planets, birds, shapes, animals, people, transportation, tools, leaves, and sports.



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