Top 10 Viewed App Reviews, 2012
2012 has come to a close, and if you’re like me – you’re curious about the educational apps that have attracted the most attention throughout the year! This is our first full year of tracking data, so here is our Top 10 Viewed App Reviews, 2012 list!
These reviews were viewed more than any others in 2011, #1 was the most viewed, down to #10 in descending order. We even have some repeats from our Top 10 Viewed App Reviews, 2011 list!
1. Mini Word
“Mini Word is now sitting at the top of my favorite word game apps for children list! It goes beyond the natural benefits of every word game by presenting grade-appropriate hints, a convenient vocabulary-building dictionary, and smart wild-cards.”
“FingerMath ABACUS is a unique approach to working with numbers. The abacus design develops a deeper understanding of place value, groupings of fives, tens, and strong mental math skills. This hands-on, highly visual way of working with addition and subtraction leads to a more conceptual understanding than memorizing math facts alone.”
5/5 Apples, Golden App award, Universal (iPhone/iPod/iPad) – $2.99
“The Traditional Storyteller apps are completely irresistible – engaging, vibrant introductions to classic folk stories that tools that help children practice vital language arts skills. I simply can’t think of a more enjoyable way to practice sequencing, narration, and summarizing. Almost better than a live storytelling performance at a library – these can be enjoyed on demand for years to come.”
5/5 Apples, iPad – $3.99
“Spirit of Math Drills is a self-contained system for generating a huge range of math drills and keeping track of the results for multiple children. A math drill program has never been so easy to get off the ground – no printouts, no recordkeeping, the app does it all for you – and if you’ve ever priced out physical drill systems, you’ll know this is an awesome price too.”
5. Chore Pad
“Chore Pad is a rock-solid, visually engaging chore app. One of the largest ongoing struggles homeschooling mothers face is keeping their homes in order while juggling schoolwork and childcare. Chore Pad can help keep you keep things running smoothly, make sure everyone knows what is expected of them, and hand out some fun rewards in the process.”
5/5 Apples, iPad – $1.99
“If you hear excited hooting coming from a small crowd of children gathered around the iPad, it could be that they’ve discovered the adrenaline-pumping excitement of the battle-style math drill app, Math Guardians. With practice across all four major operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), robot aliens, and math-powered attacks, this one’s hard to resist for arcade-style app lovers!”
“Montessori Crosswords is one of my most often recommended apps to parents teaching with phonics. The flexible lists and many options of this app make it a great choice for both beginning and emerging readers and spellers. This is a good one, if you are teaching with phonics you should definitely check it out!”
“If you’re curious about A&R Entertainment’s line of educational apps and puzzles, this is where you should start. This one free download will let you and your kids try out 25 of their popular educational apps. Don’t be surprised if you find a few favorites that you want to buy full versions of for your collection!”
“Toontastic makes exploring the world of creative storytelling a complete delight. Deeply motivating and truly a joy to use, your children will beg you for a chance to explore the basic structure of stories as they craft their own animated cartoons. This free app is incredibly rich and full of features (but don’t be surprised if your children ask you to buy some expansion sets – they are fabulous). Toontastic isn’t an app you want to miss – go get it and give it a spin!”
10. Splash Math
Splash Math is also available for Grades 2-4 with full versions for both devices and free samples as well, find the full developer listing here.
“Splash Math Grade 1 is the most diverse, thorough, comprehensive math app that I’ve seen when it comes to teaching grade 1 math skills. It seems like everything is included, the statistics, tracking, progress reports, and customization are top-rate. With a nearly endless number of questions available in fifteen different chapter-based skill sets, this is a very complete math app for extra practice or remedial work. Splash Math is a serious educational app, and I’m glad to see the breadth and depth of its offerings.”
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