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App Friday: August 28, 2015

Learn ABCs in the deep blue sea with Fish & Sea Creatures ABCs (free this Friday), order up some green eggs and ham with the latest reader from Oceanhouse Media, and create with the amazing Everything Machine from Tinybob.  Plus, get the scoop on how App Friday began over five years ago, and understand the Four Cs.

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Garry Froehlich
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Early Learning

Montessori Numberland
Montessori Numberland

by Edoki by les trois elles

Montessori Numberland is a number app for pre-K children, with 10 beautifully animated scenes, to count and write numbers from 0 to 9. This app offers a refreshing rupture from typical app design on the iPhone or iPad. Being huge fans of children’s books, we wanted to reconcile the feeling of a book with the magic of iPad. Montessori Numberland is filled with surprises and a fun finger-counting game. Available in 15 languages. Ideal for children from 3 to 5 years old.

Universal (iPhone/iPad): 3.99 -

Math

Crazy Times Tables - Multiplication Photo Fun
Crazy Times Tables - Multiplication Photo Fun

by MadeByEducators

Crazy Times Tables mixes the fun, games and photo features that kids love, with best practice teaching methods and a personalised boost from technology! Crazy times tables is perfect for children age 5-10 to support them to develop fluency in their times tables.

Universal (iPhone/iPad): 2.99 -

Early Learning

Fish & Sea Creatures ABCs
Fish & Sea Creatures ABCs

by Real Art Studios, LLC

Learn the ABCs and 123s as you discover the amazing diversity of life forms found in the ocean with this beautiful, animated storybook app. The rhyming educational story Includes optional narration and word highlighting with lots of fun, interactive objects to explore. Trace ABCs and numbers 1-10 and learn to identify colors.

Universal (iPhone/iPad): Free Friday Aug 28 -

Books

Green Eggs and Ham - Read & Learn - Dr. Seuss
Green Eggs and Ham - Read & Learn - Dr. Seuss

by Oceanhouse Media

The best-selling, classic book "Green Eggs and Ham" comes to life with Playful Interactivity, Delightful Animations and Learning Activities!

Universal (iPhone/iPad): 4.99 -

Creative Play

The Everything Machine
The Everything Machine

by Tinybop Inc.

The Everything Machine is Tinybop’s first maker app. Kids are empowered to build anything they can imagine using the hardware and sensors already on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Use a simple visual programming language to combine your device’s camera, microphone, speakers, gyroscope, and screen to make a light, a stop-motion camera, a kaleidoscope, a voice disguiser, a cookie thief catcher, or anything else you can think of!

Universal (iPhone/iPad): 2.99 -

Blog Post

The Story of App Friday: Grassroots App Marketing Powered by Encouragement and Supported by Volunteers
The Story of App Friday: Grassroots App Marketing Powered by Encouragement and Supported by Volunteers

by App Report

App Friday has been bringing you quality apps from independent developers for over 5 years now. There have been many people involved and I am merely the latest person to help carry it forward. Through it all, App Friday has always been about community and people who care about apps for kids.

Take a trip down memory lane with one of the creators of App Friday, Lorraine Akemann.

We were a group of parents who created apps. We thought Apple’s App Store would magically connect us with customers as soon as our first app went live on iTunes. We thought we would reach people all over the world through a single, perfectly manicured thumbnail icon. But that wasn’t often the case...

Read the rest on Medium

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Blog Post

The Four Cs - Skills for 21st Century Learning
The Four Cs - Skills for 21st Century Learning

by App Report

Julie Brannon, our social media director, authored a nice overview of the Four Cs concept (critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity). 

Over a decade ago, a coalition of education leaders collaborated to make a list of skills that students will need to survive and thrive in the 21st century. They looked at some of the coming trends in the workplace such as the automation of jobs, connected technology, and globalization. Their original report included a full list of 18 key skills for the 21st century workforce that was comprehensive but a bit cumbersome to implement. They reconvened to hone the list down to four learning skills that are truly essential for students to master in order to prepare for today’s marketplace.

Read more at the Drawp for School blog

Education

Blog Post

Todo Math’s Back To School Resource Guide for Parents
Todo Math’s Back To School Resource Guide for Parents

by App Report

It's the back to school season and Todo Math has put together a set of resources to help kids succeed in math this year. Of course the blog recommends their own app, but helpfully goes beyond the app as well with resources and tips.

There are numerous books and online resources for creative math ideas. Some are geared toward teacher training, but here we’ve chosen specific materials that can be helpful for parents...

Read more at todomath.com

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Fish & Sea Creatures ABCs (iOS, Free Friday Aug 28)
 Princess Games Activity Puzzle (iOS, Free from $2.99 Friday Aug 28)

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