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App Friday: July 31, 2015

Brush up on those multiplication tables before school starts again with the updated and sale-priced Tap Times Tables, discover the new island in Quick Math Jr., and learn rhyming words with Bud and colors with Mack. Plus four augmented reality apps for teaching science, and empowering a digital generation.

We're having a party and you're invited! Join us August 7th on Twitter and chat about the best educational apps for back to school and enter for a chance to win one of two $50 Visa Gift Cards.

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Blog Post

We're Having a Party on Twitter
We're Having a Party on Twitter

by App Report

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We will be hosting a Twitter party on August 7th to chat about educational apps, meet the developers, hand out promotional codes, and get ready for the back-to-school season. Details, and a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card, at: http://www.appfriday.com/twitterparty

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Math

Tap Times Tables
Tap Times Tables

by PKCLsoft

A brand new update has just been released with new features, a new game, and some spruced up artwork! Get it today whilst it's discounted. Tap Times Tables v5.0 works on every iPhone or iPad running iOS7 or later!

Universal (iPhone/iPad): 1.99 (Reg 2.99) -

Language Arts

Smart-EZE
Smart-EZE

by Fat Red Couch

Smart-EZE apps are designed for review of Math, English Grammar, and Reading Comprehension materials learned during the previous school year, for grades 1-5. Smart-EZE provides the necessary interactive review and practice that allows students to retain important math and language arts skills, not only over the summer break, but for their entire lives! Based on the award winning Summer Solutions Workbooks, the first Smart-EZE lesson in each subject and grade level is free.

Includes In-App Purchases

iPad: 0.00 - Google Play: 0.00 - Amazon App Store: 0.00 -

Early Learning

Bud's Rhyming Words
Bud's Rhyming Words

by Nimble Minds

It's rhyme time! Let the kids pick & click or catch the match in 3 wonderful rhyming games, which covers 40 word families through more than 225 words and pictures. Word Families: It enchants learning through selecting a vowel and a word family, then its time to match the pictures or objects to the words. It promotes object identification, increases vocabulary, reading skills and interactively enhances proper pronunciation. Pick & Click: It is the most thought provoking activity, as the kids are asked to match the pictures of rhyming words. This game acts as a reinforcement of the 'word families' in an engaging and intuitive manner peaking your child's curiosity. Catch the Match: Bud is set out on an adventure to explore the ocean bed in search of the rhyming words. Meet the fishes and Octopus but beware of the wrong words. Do not forget to try your best and receive the much deserved positive responses from a job well done (Thumbs Up!)

Universal (iPhone/iPad): 3.99 - Google Play: 3.99 -

Math

Quick Math Jr. - Pre-K to Year 1 Math Practice
Quick Math Jr. - Pre-K to Year 1 Math Practice

by Shiny Things

NEW ISLAND! Come play with the mysterious machines on Mad Science island! Perfect for children aged 3 - 7, Quick Math Jr learns as kids play and adjusts the difficulty of the questions to make sure each individual player is always at a level that is just right for them! From the creators of the award-winning Quick Math series, Quick Math Jr. is a fun way to develop mathematics skills and confidence.

Includes In-App Purchases

Universal (iPhone/iPad): Free + IAP -

Early Learning

Mack Loves Colors
Mack Loves Colors

by Dinah Carlin

Meet Mack and friends in their very first fun-filled, educational app! Complete with three unique activities, designed to teach kids all about colors.

Universal (iPhone/iPad): 0.00 -

Blog Post

Newsworthy
Newsworthy

by App Report

How can we balance the use of technology in a child's life?  Thoughts from the co-founder of Tiggly on screen time and empowering a digital generation.

Similarly, some ideas for incorporating tech into summer fun.

What happens when your kids start discovering social media? Important Conversations to Have with Your Kids About Instagram.

Purchasing technology for a whole school can be expensive, but can encouraging students to bring their own devices work? An experiment in New York is trying to find out.

A small study on mobile app design and preschoolers.

This is cool and another example of taking technology beyond the device. Four augmented reality apps for teaching science.

Newsworthy

Math

Animal Second Grade Math Games for Kids
Animal Second Grade Math Games for Kids

by Eggroll Games

Created by parents and teachers, this app adheres to Common Core standards for 2nd Grade math. Join Emma in a brand new adventure as she helps Oleg the Owl, Chloe the Fox, and more of her animal friends complete over 100 second grade math challenges and find their way through the forest!

Universal (iPhone/iPad): 2.99 (Free Friday July 31st) - Google Play: 2.99 - Amazon App Store: 2.99 -