Math Mathews App Review

Math Mathews takes children on a epic pirate-adventure while practice multiplication skills from a variety of angles. Children sink deeply into the storyline, and the collection of treasure really keeps them motivated to move through the mini-games and to master those timetables in order to get the magic necklace pieced back together to save Captain Mathews.

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ConversationBuilder Teen App Review

ConversationBuilder Teen is an excellent resource for teenage children who need support developing flowing, natural conversational skills with their peers. Full of a wide variety of common situations and conversational settings (over 300 in all) in 8 main categories, the app provides constructive guidance, practice opportunities, and positive modeling as children learn the unspoken rules of normal conversation in our culture.

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SoundLiteracy App Review

SoundLiteracy has proved to be an invaluable tool in our family, making the integration of hands-on letter-tile based phonics activities in reading and spelling stress-free in our home. Compatible with any phonics program – particularly those inspired by the intensive Orton-Gillingham system of phonograms, this app ensures that you’ll never run out of, or lose a letter tile again.

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iTooch Middle School App Review

iTooch is a pioneer – leading the way towards traditional, grade level based, comprehensive curriculum being available on mobile devices. Children can learn, practice, and test their knowledge in all the core skills taught in grade 6-8 language arts and math (and also health for grade 6) with iTooch: Middle School.

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4 Dice: Fraction Games App Review

4 Dice: Fraction Games not only helps children practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions; it also helps build algebraic thinking skills by requiring children to fill in the blanks with given numbers and by requiring multi-step thought processes.

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Isopod: The Roly Poly Science Game App Review

Isopod provides a splendid, detailed exploration of bug-life in its many interactions from an eco-system focused point of view. Providing much more than a challenging, fast-paced, science-based bug-rescue mission game, the app also includes 24 richly detailed science topics along with free downloadables and linked multi-media resources – enough for an entire unit study!

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Cell and Cell Structure App Review

Cells and Cell Structure is a fine introduction to cells, their parts, reproduction, and much more. In fact, this app is an excellent primer – any student encountering cells for the first time will quickly be up to speed with this digital mini-text complete with vibrantly illustrated diagrams and computer animated videos.

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Move the Turtle App Review

Move the Turtle is a comprehensive, self-directed approach to learning a first computer programming language that will help to develop both general programming skills as well as encourage your child to practice logical and spatial thinking abilities. This first step for budding programmers is well designed and naturally engaging.

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Explore Vincent App Review

If your family is interested in pursuing an in-depth study of van Gogh, I guarantee that you’ll be unable to find an app better suited to the task than this one. The combination of biography, historical detail, art appreciation, and sophisticated educational games in this interactive, visually striking production will leave you wanting more biographical studies like Explore Vincent.

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Focus on Earthquakes App Review

Focus on Earthquakes is a rich, comprehensive, upper level app for students of earth science. Whether used formally as a science supplement, or as a tool for research and delight-driven exploration, this app is sure to answer all your child’s questions about earthquakes while providing animated audio-visual models, slideshows and other media rich content with interactive, self-correcting quizzes, and a real-time earthquake tracker.

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32 HD App Review

32 HD is a straightforward math puzzle with a range of difficulty that ranges from grade school right into high school with its five ascending levels of difficulty. The mental math problems presented in this app will really make your child’s brain work and provide a true feeling of accomplishment once these puzzlers are solved.

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2Bounce2 App Review

2Bounce2 is a solidly designed, basic current events app that provides snippets of high-interest, relevant news to help keep your child abreast of recent developments across a number of different topics to help develop a well rounded body of general knowledge.

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WURM Junior App Review

WURM Junior is a simple, well-designed app with a wealth of colors and shapes that children can use to enjoy multi-touch, kaleidoscopic drawing. This soothing, visually stimulating experience makes a great exploration environment that can be used as a reward, transition tool, doodle board, or creative teaching aid.

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Knowledge Nova App Review

Knowledge Nova is a straight forward (and sort of funny) way to tackle the memorization of US history, geography, world geography, art history facts, and even has a dash of spelling thrown in with word unscrambling. With four levels included for free relating to the US. Presidents, states, and capitals it’s definitely worth a free download to check this out as an independent activity or as a family game team effort.

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