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Your Old Mobile Phone: The Perfect Holiday Gift

Your Old Mobile Phone: The Perfect Holiday Gift

| November 29, 2011 | 5 Comments

TB Hand-me-downs have a certain stigma, at least when it comes to clothes and toys. But finding a second life for gadgets like smartphones and tech devices is easy — especially when the recipients are kids. A recent PBS KIDS survey of parents of 2- to 10-year-olds found that kids will be the gleeful recipients […]

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Read, Hear, or Create a Story: Apps for Traveling With Kids

Read, Hear, or Create a Story: Apps for Traveling With Kids

| November 23, 2011 | 5 Comments

Traveling for the holidays? Here are some ideas to keep kids busy and productive enroute.

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What Would You Pay for a Great Educational App?

What Would You Pay for a Great Educational App?

| November 18, 2011 | 2 Comments

Walk the aisles of any toy store and you’ll see miles of shelves lined with $20-$30 board games and toys. We’re accustomed to paying that amount because that’s where that the market set the price years ago. It’s predicated on production costs, overhead for toy manufacturers, distribution, and the store’s cut of the margin, among […]

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The Sixth-Grade App Maker Heard Around the World

The Sixth-Grade App Maker Heard Around the World

| November 16, 2011 | 8 Comments

Sixth-grader Thomas Suarez has taken the Web by storm the last couple of weeks. The YouTube video of his TEDx talk in Manhattan Beach, Calif., has more than 445,000 views. Check out how he amazed the crowd by talking about how he created two apps: Bustin Jieber, a Whac-a-Mole for Justin Bieber and Earth Fortune, which […]

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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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How Do You Find Good Educational Apps?

How Do You Find Good Educational Apps?

| September 27, 2011 | 27 Comments

schnaars There are a lot of amazing new educational apps out there, whether you’re looking for native apps or Web apps, apps for your mobile phone, for your tablet, or for your laptop. There a number of app stores too where you can find and download them: Apple’s iTunes and its Mac App Store, the […]

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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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New Educational Apps of the Month

New Educational Apps of the Month

| June 30, 2011 | 1 Comment

At the end of month, we review some of our favorite educational apps that have been released or updated over the last thirty days. (Read our April and May reviews.) Below you’ll find a mixture of iOS, Android, and Web-based apps. SHOWME We covered the launch of ShowMe last week, but having watched co-founder San […]

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Interactive Whiteboard Meets the iPad

Interactive Whiteboard Meets the iPad

| June 28, 2011 | 7 Comments

Although they remain one of the most sought-after pieces of technology in many school districts, interactive whiteboards have a fair number of critics who point to their expense and lack of portability. Students and teachers want access to computer devices 24-7 — whether they’re at school or at home. That means there’s a demand for […]

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Boredom Busters: 50 Fantastic Play-and-Learn Apps, Sites, and Toys

Boredom Busters: 50 Fantastic Play-and-Learn Apps, Sites, and Toys

| June 17, 2011 | 22 Comments

School or no school, there’s a world of learning opportunities for kids. When they’re not exploring outdoors, keep kids engaged in learning throughout the summer months with these enjoyable and educational apps and websites. For kids, playing these games is a cool pastime; for parents, it’s another way to get kids to exercise their thinking […]

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