February 20, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

The World of Plants | Touch and Go

Readers of ‘Kids Discover’ magazine know that it is packed with fabulous photos, fascinating facts, and amusing activities; this app, which was adapted from an issue of the magazine, contains all those features, and more.

Waterfalls, Geysers, & Turbines |Touch and Go

“In Stockholm, Sweden, researchers have found a way to create usable energy from the excess body heat generated by the quarter million commuters who pass through the city’s train station every day.” This fact and a look at our use of energy—yesterday and today—can be found in a new app from Kids Discover.

Maps, Globes, and a Few Lessons in Geography | Touch and Go

Join us for a look at some recent geography releases for early elementary to middle school students. The apps offer different approaches to the topic; together they cover both physical and human geography.

History in the Making | Touch and Go

When it comes to nonfiction apps for middle grade students, Kids Discover has produced of high-quality products that make welcome additions to classroom collections. Read what Sara Lissa Paulson has to say about their ‘Constitution.’

Traveling Back in Time: Ancient Civilizations | Touch and Go

Ancient civilizations are topics where school studies and kids’ interests meet. Two new apps by Kids Discover explore the worlds of Egypt and Greece highlighting stories of mummies and pharaohs, gods and goddesses, and a legendary horse hiding warriors at the gates of Troy.

Cells and Matter, A Digital Look | Touch and Go

Along with the Common Core, many state standards ask that educators incorporate multimodal resources into their lesson plans. As time goes on, more and more quality apps are available to meet that requirement. Here are a few digital resources to consider for your nonfiction science collection.

An Endearing Creature, A Forbidding Environ | Touch and Go

Spring may have finally arrived, but penguins are never out of season with kids. The latest entry in Nosy Crow’s “Rounds” series offers a blend of fact and fiction on the life cycle of these aquatic creatures, while ‘Antarctica’ by Kids Discover delivers photos and text on one of the places these birds can be found.

A Universe of Stellar Apps | Touch and Go

On a mission to discover astronomy apps, we uncovered a whole universe of terrific productions.