A 400-year-old mystery involving one of the greatest artists of all time is explored in “Buried Alive: The Secret Michelangelo Took to His Grave,” a thrilling, free app from Time Traveler Tours.
Axel Scheffler and a flip book all in one? What could be more fun?
Tinybop’s latest app, “Me,” offers an excellent opportunity for self-exploration.
A digital story imbued with activities and a message about tolerance.
This vibrantly drawn, interactive app features strong female characters and offers a look at another culture (with lots of complementary extras).
New apps from Ahoiii Entertainment, a developer known for its engaging, skill-building apps for young children.
Fans of Nosy Crow apps can now create stories—and fractured fairytales—featuring the developer’s characters.
Daryl Grabarek, SLJ’s resident app guru, curates a stellar list of the best educational and story apps produced in the past year.
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Injecting game play or interactive quizzes into lessons can help them go down a bit more smoothly. Here are two apps that offer students of geography both “learn” and “play” opportunities.
The Battle of the Somme, the devastating, five-month offensive of World War 1, is commemorated in an app marking its centennial.
Two creatures discover that the land of their dreams is not so far away after all.
Criteria for selecting math apps and a few stellar examples.
A field guide to birds for the youngest children that’s chock-full of information and activities.
Pat the Bunny was one of the first interactive books to make the leap to the iPad; others have followed. Here’s one from Vincent Godeau.
SLJ‘s reviewer describes this app as “…a seamless narrative experience…rich with interpretive possibility.”
A beautifully designed app that introduces children to the dreamlike works of the 20th-century master.
For educators looking for a multimedia approach to teaching about censorship as Banned Books Week nears, Westport Independent may be just the platform.
Looking for apps to load onto your tablets at the start of the school year? We have a few.
The interactivity of apps can offer children in a school setting for the first time a bit of playful control as they work through their new experience.