Educational Apps

Ideas for Fun and Learning During the Holiday Break

Ideas for Fun and Learning During the Holiday Break

| December 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

Flickr: Andrew Beeston With two weeks of holiday break stretched out ahead, here are some fun ways to keep kids occupied and engaged, as collected over time on MindShift. 1. DIVE INTO MINECRAFT. Simply put, Minecraft is a game that lets you build worlds out of blocks. But Minecraft’s visual simplicity belies what is a […]

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For Holiday Travel, Apps to Keep Kids Busy

For Holiday Travel, Apps to Keep Kids Busy

| November 21, 2012 | 2 Comments

Flickr: GoodNCrazy By Bill Chappell Thanksgiving is Thursday, and that means more than 43 million Americans will be on the road, driving to family gatherings. For many parents, the crowded roads can bring another challenge: Keeping a 9-year-old entertained along the way. And sometimes, DVDs are not enough. These days, kids love to tinker with […]

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Five Great Math Apps

Five Great Math Apps

| May 7, 2012 | 4 Comments

The market is flooded with educational apps, as we all know. To make things a little easier, the producers of the Infinite Thinking Machine have pinpointed five great math apps that draw kids into learning math concepts. The show features an app that teach fractions, algebra, geometry, a graphic calculator with a social feature, and […]

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¿Hablas español? There’s an App for That

¿Hablas español? There’s an App for That

| February 14, 2012 | 2 Comments

By Polly Stryker App stores are chock-a-block with apps for language learning. Most of them boast colorful flashcards and cute characters for kids, and others are translators that help travelers with phrases, vocabulary, and pronunciation. The big names are in the mix: Rosetta Stone has apps for both Android and iPhones/iPads, but they’re mobile companions […]

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Explosive Growth in Education Apps

Explosive Growth in Education Apps

| January 18, 2012 | 4 Comments

By Carly Shuler, Joan Ganz Cooney Center In 2007, when the iPhone made its debut, there was little doubt that it would revolutionize the mobile phone industry. But at the time, few imagined that it would spawn a multibillion-­dollar market for mobile applications, and fewer imagined that this market might become a significant one for […]

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Awesome Apps for Science Experiments, Storytelling, Coding and More

Awesome Apps for Science Experiments, Storytelling, Coding and More

| December 30, 2011 | 13 Comments

Every month, we review some of our favorite educational apps that have been released or updated. You can find all the posts in our series here. Below you’ll find a mixture of iOS, Android and Web-based apps. SCRIBBLE PRESS Scribble Press is an iPad app that lets you build and illustrate your own e-books. The […]

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Awesome New Apps for Building, Reading, X-Raying and More

Awesome New Apps for Building, Reading, X-Raying and More

| November 30, 2011 | 1 Comment

A review of our favorite educational apps released or updated in the past month. (Read all of our Educational Apps series.) Below you’ll find a mixture of iOS, Android, and Web-based apps. MINECRAFT (POCKET EDITION). We’ve written before about the educational potentials of Minecraft, the open-ended, world-building game. November marked a couple of important milestones: […]

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Great New Apps for Music, Middle School, Math, And More

Great New Apps for Music, Middle School, Math, And More

| October 31, 2011 | 2 Comments

Continuing our monthly Educational Apps series, here are some of the new iOS, Android, and Web-based educational apps that caught our eye this month: THE WORMWORLD SAGA The Wormworld Saga is an online graphic novel about Jonas Berg, a young boy who enters an alternative fantasy world through a magical painting. Author and artist Dan […]

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10 Awesome Apps for Learning About Music, Nature, History and Math

10 Awesome Apps for Learning About Music, Nature, History and Math

| September 30, 2011 | 7 Comments

Continuing our monthly Educational Apps series, a mixture of iOS, Android, and Web-based apps. STORYLINES: The educational games-maker Root-1 has released its latest app into the iTunes store this week. StoryLines (iTunes) is a bit like the game of “Telephone.” Players are given a sentence or phrase to illustrate using the touchscreen on the iPad. […]

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New Educational Apps of the Month

New Educational Apps of the Month

| August 31, 2011 | 3 Comments

At the end of each month, we review some of our favorite educational apps that have been released or updated over the last 30 days. (Read all of our Educational Apps series.) Below you’ll find a mixture of iOS, Android, and Web-based apps. MOTION MATH ZOOM We’ve covered the educational apps built by Motion Math […]

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