Three apps that offer children opportunities to experiment “with the way letters combine to form words” are reviewed.
I am a bit mobile keyboard challenged. While I type like a maniac, I’m what anyone would call a slow texter. I have trouble with tasks others find simple–finding the perfect emoji, as well as basics like copying and pasting. So, for me Gboard is a major keyboard shift. Last week, the Official Google Blog […]
I’ve been thinking a bit about the notion of app smashing and the way we introduce learning challenges in our classrooms and libraries. And I am thinking there’s a thinking process going on that we’re not thinking about nearly enough. Introducing a tool and saying you are going to use this tool to tell this […]
Lauren Child’s beloved characters and her distinctive line-and-collage art illustrations can be found in books— both picture and easy chapter—on television, and now on digital devices.
Clean design, smooth functionality, and delightful animation and gaming are just some of the attributes that recommend these Labo Lado apps.
“Introducing opera to a child can be daunting,” comments SLJ reviewer Pam Schembri. Two apps from DADA Company give it a try.
Devoted fans of television are often willing to watch reruns of their favorite shows, and that goes for young enthusiasts as well as adults. In Elmo’s World and You, Sesame Street remixes some segments from its television show (and related products) to create this app.
Share these digital resources with thespians and students of Shakespeare during National Poetry Month.
While genetics is a topic generally taught in secondary schools, an app from Avokiddo introduces the concept of DNA, and mutability, to a younger audience.
I’ve been doing a lot of app smashing these days, but I recently discovered that sometimes suites are just, well, sweet. Even sweeter when they are free. A little over a year ago, I kinda fell in love with Adobe Voice, for its easy, elegant storytelling affordances. Gather your images, hit the record button and […]
Two deep and highly engaging illustrated apps bring European history—from notes on royal scandals to video clips on how to catch a rat—to the iPad.
“Downton Abbey” withdrawals? While movies, books, and even travel recommendations have been made for those experiencing the symptoms, there’s always the Downton iOS option. But buyers beware; can you really afford this abbey?
Sandhya Nankani and Kabir Seth, the founders of two independent app companies, teamed up to push the children’s digital media industry toward a “larger commitment to diversity.” In 2015, Diversity in Apps (DIA) was born.
“Sparking curiosity and making connections to the world” are key to Tinybop’s mission. Today, the Brooklyn developer released Weather, its ninth app celebrating exploration and play.
Some wonderful news! First Lady Michelle Obama’s video below announces a significant new initiative designed to address the challenge of providing children living in low income households with equitable access to digital reading materials. Open eBooks, is a free app, offering thousands of popular and award-winning titles, available without checkout or cost. It targets all […]
Michelangelo vs Leonardo? Only in this app, which will challenge and entertain kids through 60 levels. And, who, knows, they may just learn a physics lesson or two.
As part of our MakerSpace, I decided that I wanted to set up a Green Screen Photo Booth, though the truth is that I know nothing about doing green screen photos. So I an by trying out a variety of apps on our iPad stations. Apps investigated include: Green Screen by Do Ink ($2.99) Green […]
Chances are that if you know any children, you know some that are fascinated with trains. Here’s an interactive app that will put them behind the control panels.
With the release of Millie Marotta’s Coloring Adventure for the iPad, it appears the coloring book trend has successfully made the leap to digital.