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The best educational apps for kids, plus educational technology news and reviews.
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Innovative New App Teaches Kids the Joys and Responsibilities of Pet Care

Innovative New App Teaches Kids the Joys and Responsibilities of Pet Care | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it

A new mobile app by Startled Cat, Inc. and the SPCA of Wake County, NC is a fun, interactive way to for kids to learn about pet care, encourage adoption, and save puppies’ lives. Can a mobile app help save the lives of puppies by educating, encouraging adoption, and teaching children values such as compassion, respect, responsibility, and empathy?

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Kidaptive Releases New Educational Appisode for Leo's Pad Preschool App

Kidaptive Releases New Educational Appisode for Leo's Pad Preschool App | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it

Following the worldwide success of the first and second Leo’s Pad apps for iPad, Kidaptive has released the next animated appisode of the Leo’s Pad Preschool Kids Learning Series. Stanford-trained educators have teamed up with an Emmy-award winning director and feature film animators to create this highly acclaimed series of adaptive learning apps. The animated stories follow the adventures of eight-year-old friends: Leo ( Leonardo da Vinci ), Gally (Galileo), and Marie (Curie) . In appisodes 1 and 2, the friends construct a telescope and build a rocket to travel through space while learning valuable skills, which are assessed by the app.

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Amazing 24 Piece iPad Performance In School

Amazing 24 Piece iPad Performance In School | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it

An oldie but a goodie… This video shows how music educationalists Store Van Music, conduct a 24 piece iPad performance in a school. A great idea made amazing through using technology and collaborative group work.

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LurnQ Social Learning Platform: How we learn

LurnQ Social Learning Platform: How we learn | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it

LurnQ is an online social learning platform for learners and teachers. Users can create, share and find lessons on a variety of interesting topics.

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EggMania: Interactive eBook from ManiaTales

EggMania: Interactive eBook from ManiaTales | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it

Sherry and Stephen Maysonave have developed a new ebook series, ManiaTales, that combines interactive storytelling and lexical humor to stimulate children’s imaginations. The first ebook in the series to launch is ‘EggMania: Where is the Egg in Exactly?’, an enhanced ebook aimed at children ages 6-12.

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The World as 100 People

The World as 100 People | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it

Great infographic from Jack Hagley attempting to visualise an interesting concept. The stats are from 100people.org.

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Enhance Cognitive Skills with Hidden Object Games from Selectsoft

Enhance Cognitive Skills with Hidden Object Games from Selectsoft | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it
With a recent study providing new indications of the link between hidden object video games and improved cognitive performance, California-based game developer Selectsoft is pleased to announce the release of Mystery USA!
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3D Anatomy Learning Tool Helps Students Score Better In Exams

3D Anatomy Learning Tool Helps Students Score Better In Exams | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it

A professor at the University of Texas at El Paso has proven what teachers and parents have claimed for years: more studying leads to better grades. Mike Kolitsky, PhD, tracked the time that students in his online Anatomy & Physiology course spent completing practice quizzes via Primal Picture’s Anatomy & Physiology Online, an interactive, 3D anatomy learning tool. He gave students credit for the quizzes as a way to motivate participation. Students who spent more time on the quizzes scored higher grades on exams, and more students scored A’s and B’s than in previous classes where students did not get credit for completing quizzes.

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What’s new on TED-Ed…

What’s new on TED-Ed… | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it

The TED-Ed website allows you to engage in or create dynamic lessons around the hundreds of thousands of educational videos on YouTube. In this video, the familiar illustration assembled at the beginning of each TED-Ed video finds his [computer generated] voice and gives viewers a tour of ed.ted.com. There are now over 250,000 subscribers of the website which is an excellent tool for easily flipping the classroom.

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The Tale of a Snowflake Wins 2013 Parents’ Choice Award

The Tale of a Snowflake Wins 2013 Parents’ Choice Award | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it

AppTalia’s The Tale of a Snowflake has been designated a 2013 Parents’ Choice Award winner in the Mobile Apps category by Parents’ Choice Foundation, “the nation’s oldest nonprofit guide to quality children’s media and toys.”

 

Developed for children ages 3 to 9, the interactive children’s app received a Parents’ Choice Recommended Seal, which indicates that in addition to approving the product, the voting committee thoroughly recommends it “for reasons of production, appeal, and fulfillment of its clear intent.”

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Angry Birds Space Encounter Opens at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Angry Birds Space Encounter Opens at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it

Angry Birds Space Encounter, the first comprehensive, interactive Angry Birds attraction in the United States designed for people of all ages, has opened at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

 

The 4,485-square-foot Angry Birds Space Encounter, which is included in regular Visitor Complex admission, brings to life the space adventures of the Angry Birds as they follow their kidnapped eggs into an inter-galactic wormhole, come face-to-face with Space Pigs and gear up with heroic superpowers.

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Generation Z: A Look At The Technology And Media Habits Of Today’s Teens

Generation Z: A Look At The Technology And Media Habits Of Today’s Teens | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it

Wikia, the world’s leading collaborative media company and home to many of the Web’s largest pop culture communities, today released findings from a study conducted among its 13-18 year-old users in association with Ipsos MediaCT “GenZ: The Limitless Generation” exploring the complex behaviors of teens and technology. According to the online survey, Wikia found its GenZ users say they are more actively connected now than they were just three months ago, giving a glimpse into a constantly connected, complex demographic that is changing more quickly than any generation before them.

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MindConnex Learning Launches The Word Monsters, an Interactive Reading App Series for Kindergarten and 1st Grade Students

MindConnex Learning Launches The Word Monsters, an Interactive Reading App Series for Kindergarten and 1st Grade Students | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it

MindConnex Learning, an award winning global provider of digital learning solutions, has launched the first six titles in their brand new product series of interactive phonics-based readers for Kindergarten and Grade 1 students.

 
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Happy Geese: A New iPad Gaming App for Children with Autism

Happy Geese: A New iPad Gaming App for Children with Autism | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it

To celebrate World Autism Awareness Day, Appically has launched Happy Geese, a new gaming app specially designed for children with special needs that runs on iPad and iPad mini. Happy Geese is an innovative app that offers an easy and accessible version of the classic board games of Snakes & Ladders and The Game of the Goose.

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The History Of Classroom Technology [Infographic]

The History Of Classroom Technology [Infographic] | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it

From the days of Skinners teaching machine to smartphones and tablets, technology in education has come a long way! Check out this infographic from the University of Phoenix.

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Education Portal Offers 13 Free AP Courses to Help High School Students Ace Their Exams

Education Portal Offers 13 Free AP Courses to Help High School Students Ace Their Exams | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it

Education Portal, a Silicon Valley start-up that develops free online courses that lead to real college credit, today added 13 Advanced Placement (AP) courses to its roster of over 40 college courses. The AP courses are designed to help high school students pass the upcoming AP exams in May.

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iversity – a platform to develop your own MOOC

iversity – a platform to develop your own MOOC | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it

The iversity open course platform provides a structured course environment that features multimedia teaching materials, assessment features to keep students engaged and provide them with feedback, and a discussion board where students can engage in peer-to-peer learning.

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Dictionary.com Breathes New Life into an Old Friend with "Thesaurus Rex"

Dictionary.com Breathes New Life into an Old Friend with "Thesaurus Rex" | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it

Dictionary.com have announced the release of Thesaurus Rex, now available for iPhone and iPad. The app is the latest addition to Dictionary.com’s growing collection of fun, useful and educational resources, and will complement an online version which is set to launch in May 2013.

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New Massive Open Online Course for blended learning educators from Blended Schools Network and SoftChalk

New Massive Open Online Course for blended learning educators from Blended Schools Network and SoftChalk | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it

Blended Schools Network (BSN) will be using SoftChalk Cloud and the Google Plus platform to deliver a new massive open online course (MOOC) on “Today’s Blended Teacher: A MOOC made for Community and Curation.“

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America's Math Problem [Infographic]

America's Math Problem [Infographic] | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it

Whether you love it or hate it, if you’ve partaken in the American school system, there’s no doubt that you’ve studied math in a wide range of forms and subjects. From algebra to geometry to the rigor of calculus, math is something that is a part of the average student’s life from kindergarten to college. If you’re not the strongest mathematician yourself, you probably have a pretty good idea of just how frustrating the subject can be. In fact, even those who are mathematically adept may have their own bitter feelings toward the subject.

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eBackpack Announces the Launch of Classroom Management iPad App - AvatarGeneration

eBackpack Announces the Launch of Classroom Management iPad App - AvatarGeneration | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it

eBackpack, Inc, the leading provider of cross-platform cloud assignment and classroom workflow management solutions, announced today the launch of its enhanced eBackpack App for iPhones and iPads giving students and teachers both a paperless assignment system as well as free-hand annotation functionality.

 
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9 Great Teaching Resources for World Water Day

9 Great Teaching Resources for World Water Day | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it

World Water Day is held every year on the 22 March to promote the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Take a look at some of the great teaching resources available to help you teach water-based lessons to your students.

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The History of Websites [Infographic]

The History of Websites [Infographic] | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it

How many hours a day do you spend browsing the Internet? Have you ever thought about the history of websites? In 1994 Tim Berners-Lee founded the World Wide Web Consortium at MIT in order to create standards for the web to ensure that different websites would all work the same way.

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Teachers Love Technology

Teachers Love Technology | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it

Once upon a time, the role of the teacher in the classroom conjured up images and ideas of blackboards, rulers, chalk, and pencils. But now, technology is becoming more and more integrated into modern school systems—not just as an added bonus, but as a necessity to how students learn and how teachers teach. While at one point in time, adopting technology into the classroom may have been perceived as stressful and forced for teachers and students alike, as it stands now, students aren’t just excited about using technology, teachers are excited and highly capable of utilizing its presence in the classroom.

 
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6.7 million students have taken a course online [Infographic]

6.7 million students have taken a course online [Infographic] | Educational Apps, Tools & Toys | Scoop.it

This infographic from Online Colleges has some juicy details of the last 10 years of online education. Could you have imagined ten years ago that more than 6.7 million individuals would have taken a course online?

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