BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week App Review

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week never fails to interest my children. Each educational short receives repeated viewings each week by many members of the family. This is a stand-by must-install-and-keep-loaded app in our home on all devices.

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Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere’s Ride App Review

Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere’s Ride provides hours of educational content for children that is both deeply memorable, historically accurate, and engaging. This incredibly full app uses a wide range of interactive, multi-sensory experiences to provide elementary-age children with an exciting, living experience of early American history.

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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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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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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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The Last Supper – Virtual History App Review

The Last Supper - Virtual History has drawn me into a deeper understanding of Da Vinci’s famous painting. It has taught me more about the language of the painting, its composition, and its history - all in accessible language. The robust 3-D immersive imaging will allow admirers of Da Vinci’s work to more deeply experience it.

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Baby Jesus

Baby Jesus is a solid, basic digital Bible story sharing the birth of Jesus for small children. It makes a good choice for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners who will easily understand this simply and charmingly presented re-telling.

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Virtual History Roma

I have never seen a history book, or app, like Virtual History Roma. The creators of this app are breaking new ground with their immersive, interactive use abilities of the iPad. No matter where your interests lie – art, culture, engineering, war, politics – your family will find it easy to deeply engage with the rich interactive content this app provides.

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Presidents vs. Aliens

If you want to learn more about the U.S. Presidents – this is the app for you! Filled with amazingly addictive game play that creates a tremendous need to learn – you and your children will find yourself quickly and easily memorizing portraits of the presidents, answering trivia related multiple choice questions about their lives, placing them in chronological order and more while you destroy alien invaders.

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