App Reviews

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I am constantly on the lookout for state of the art educational apps.  And I am often sharing the ones our family loves with other parents and kids.  Here is a better way to keep track of them than random emails and texts to other parents…

There are a couple great website resources for parents and teachers out there.  Here are a few that help cut to the chase…

Mind Leap

Mind Leap makes sure that parents and educators know which apps are educational and which aren’t, which keep kids engaged and which bore them to tears. And, we encourage developers to build great stuff that turns kids on to learning.

Graphite

Graphite is a free service from Common Sense Media. Find the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula rated for learning.

Teachers With Apps

Keep up with what teachers recommend!

Cool Mom Tech

Another place for good reviews.

Here is a list of our kids favorites apple apps(reviews coming soon – many of these games are available for android devices now too!):

MATH

STORYTELLING

READING

SOCIAL STUDIES

SCIENCE

Educational Websites:

Carrot Sticks – race other online players on math facts

IXL math – subscription math website but first ten minutes always free

Adapted Minds – subscription website with adaptive learning technology so the problems get harder as you progress

Timed math fact practice

Math Olympiad’s problem of the month

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