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App Friday: April 24, 2015

Manage a cupcake shop (and learn some math along the way), take a safari to Pluto, practice sorting everyday objects, or just solve some puzzles.  Plus, draw and share with Drawp for School (now on Chromebooks), and take part in the Book App Alliance scavenger hunt.

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Science

Pluto Safari
Pluto Safari

by Simulation Curriculum Corp.

Pluto Safari is your interactive guide to the first mission to Pluto, the last unexplored planet. It's a free app from the developers of SkySafari 4, the next-generation award-winning astronomy app designed for iOS 8.

Universal (iPhone/iPad): 0.00 -

Early Learning

Find All
Find All

by SalkaGames

Focus and find all of the items/birds/insects hidden in the scene. We always base all our educational games on kids' natural sense of wonder, creativity and curiosity. For ages 1 to 4.

Includes In-App Purchases

Universal (iPhone/iPad): 0.00 -

Special Needs

Sorthings
Sorthings

by Club LIA

Sorthings aims to help children with autism and other special needs to identify and sort real-life objects into the correct places through a fun game that packs different difficulties, continuously challenging children as they play the game; a perfect asset for therapists, special education teachers and parents.

iPad: 3.99 - Free with iAP: 0.00 -

Math

Motion Math: Cupcake!
Motion Math: Cupcake!

by Motion Math

Navigate the road to sweet success! In this delightfully delicious simulation game, you build a cupcake delivery shop, buying ingredients, designing cupcakes, setting prices, and delivering to customers. Learn economics, word problems, proportions, mental math, and the coordinate system as you grow your business.

Universal (iPhone/iPad): 3.99 -

Blog Post

Drawp for School now on Chromebooks
Drawp for School now on Chromebooks

by App Report

It's no secret that Google's Chromebooks are becoming more popular in schools, although they have been largely restricted to (sometimes sophisticated) web sites instead of tablet apps. However, with Google's efforts to include support for Android apps in Chrome, things are changing.

Moondrop Apps (of which our own Julie Brannon is a part) have translated their well-regarded drawing and collaboration app Drawp for School (check out a review for iOS) for use with Chromebooks.  From their press release:

Drawp for School is a creation app with a built-in collaboration platform and automatic classroom workflow management. It simplifies teacher workload by automatically distributing, collecting, and storing assignments in the proprietary Drawp cloud.

With the release, teachers can now take advantage of all the creation, workflow, and storage capabilities of Drawp for School, combined with the simplicity of Chromebooks. The instructional whiteboard app can be used with both touchscreen and touchpad Chromebooks. It’s perfect for BYOD classrooms as students can simply and securely log in on any device with the app. Teachers and students can increase engagement with any assignment by adding voice stickers, art, photos, and text. Teachers can also give audio or visual feedback and monitor student collaboration.

Apart from being a good app, it's an interesting step moving from tablets to Chromebooks, and I strongly suspect we'll see more apps move in this direction in the future.

Learn more about Drawp for School

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Blog Post

Newsworthy
Newsworthy

by App Report

Middle school students in Ontario have designed an app that teaches the visually impaired how to read Braille.

Monster Mingle from Cowly Owl is coming soon (and may be out as you read this).  Build your own friendly monster and explore the world. 

The Book App Alliance is hosting their first ever App Scavenger Hunt.  In scavenger hunt style, from April 23 to 28, find six codes on their family-friendly partner sites and enter to win a prize.

It turns out someone was listening to that 12 year old girl.  Temple Run 2 creator addresses lack of default female characters in mobile games.

Newsworthy

Puzzles

123 Kids Fun PAPER PUZZLE Game
123 Kids Fun PAPER PUZZLE Game

by RosMedia

123 Kids Fun Paper Puzzle is a collection of puzzle games comprising of 6 categories containing 60 pictures in total. It is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers alike. Because of its simple navigation and interaction system,123 Kids Fun Paper Puzzle is very friendly for children to use. Accompanied by English descriptions and awesome background music, illustrations and sounds, watch your child become amazed and delighted with our fun and easy to use app.

Universal (iPhone/iPad): 0.99 -

Early Learning

My Alphabet: Underwater ABC for Kids
My Alphabet: Underwater ABC for Kids

by brightblue apps

“My Alphabet: Underwater ABC” is a fun educational game that teaches kids about the letters of the English alphabet. Playing mini games, toddlers and preschoolers will learn by sight, sound and touch. They will solve puzzles, match letter pairs, write letters, learn to pronounce each of them, and many more.

Universal (iPhone/iPad): 1.99 -

Math

Multiplication Flashcard Match Games
Multiplication Flashcard Match Games

by Eggroll Games

Practice multiplication by matching equations to their answer in this unique memory match game. Difficulty options allow you to choose the right number range for your skill level and "Show Me" mode keeps all cards face up. "Match by Multiplier" game lets you zero in on specific parts of the multiplication table that you haven't mastered yet. For an added challenge, try "Equation Match" to match equations to other equations with the same answer.

Includes In-App Purchases

Universal (iPhone/iPad): 0.00 - Google Play: 0.00 - Amazon App Store: 0.00 -