LifeTopix App Review

LifeTopix is not only the most comprehensive planning and organizational life management app that I’ve ever seen, but it also does the best job of scheduling simple repeating school subjects for homeschooling moms. Say good-bye to your mommy binder – this app also keeps track of appointments, to-do lists, shopping lists, your finances, tracks your weight, and a whole lot more. Comprehensive? That might be an understatement.

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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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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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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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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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Easy Chinese Writing (Traditional) App Review

Easy Chinese Writing - I Write Chinese (Traditional Chinese) is another well-designed installment in the I Write Chinese series of foreign language learning educational apps. Teaching the formation and pronunciation of 275 traditional Chinese characters/words across 12 common categories along with written and spoken English, Japanese, and Korean translations, this app is filled with audio rich content.

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Easy Chinese Writing (Simplified) App Review

Easy Chinese Writing (Simplified) from the I Write Chinese series of apps makes learning common Chinese characters accessible to beginning foreign language learners. Simple to use, navigate, and multi-sensory to maximize retention – this app is a worthy addition to any course of Chinese language study.

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Geotimescale Enhanced HD App Review

Students studying geology at a high school or college level will find Geotimescale to be an easy to use reference chart for memorizing the geologic time scale and a springboard to further geology studies.

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Arches National Park Geology Tour HD App Review

Whether you use Arches National Park Geology Tour HD as an armchair virtual tour through the park, take your iDevice on site to dig deeper into the geology of the area during an in-person visit, or use the app to teach your high schooler geology in context, this app is gorgeous and full of detail.

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