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App Friday: May 6, 2016

Go Camping With Grandpa brand new from Fairlady Media, spell with ABC Dash, and practice subtraction with the beautifully styled Moonlight Hide and Seek. Plus, One Giggly Gorilla, Fun with Verbs & Sentences, and gloves that convert sign language into speech. 

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Garry Froehlich
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Social Studies

Camping With Grandpa
Camping With Grandpa

by Fairlady Media

Hey, campers! Who wants to roast a marshmallow and eat a s’more? Grab a stick and join Grandpa on a hiking and camping adventure you’ll never forget! Choose a trail, read a compass, spot some wildlife, identify animal tracks, earn wilderness patches, play tent games, and watch videos about real-life outdoor experiences. Don’t forget to douse the campfire before you leave! Designed for ages 6-8. Kids love Camping With Grandpa because they get to roast marshmallows, play games, and douse a campfire with their favorite fun-loving Grandpa. Parents and teachers love Camping With Grandpa because it teaches kids about wildlife, trail safety, eco-awareness, orienteering, and camping vocabulary.

Universal (iPhone/iPad): 2.99 -

Math

Moonlight Hide and Seek
Moonlight Hide and Seek

by weilyapps

Anita Weil of Weily Apps, Betsy Franco, an award-winning author, and Tom Franco, a nationally renowned sculptor and painter are happy to announce their new mobile App - Moonlight Hide and Seek. Moonlight Hide and Seek is a dazzling, beautiful app. It's a picture book with a game inside that teaches subtraction and logical reasoning and opens up the world of night animals. Along the way, fun facts about how the animals live at night, what they eat, even how they sound, are all part of the experience. The app can be played over and over again.

Universal (iPhone/iPad): 1.99 - iPad: 1.99 - iPhone: 1.99 - Google Play: 1.99 - Amazon App Store: 1.99 -

Language Arts

ABC Dash! - A Fun Way to Learn Words and Languages
ABC Dash! - A Fun Way to Learn Words and Languages

by Magobyte

Help Austin to escape by making the correct word before the time runs out! Don’t be misled by the name, this is not just another typical “Alphabet Game” for children! ABC Dash! is a very fun, easy way to learn while playing. It brings entertainment for all the family, helping with early literacy for the little ones, and good for the older to learn and practice a second language. ABC Dash! is a free, educational game that can be played by children of all ages, and it’s also a very useful tool for teachers and parents who are looking for original educational methods. Game Features: Different education levels through the same game experience. Simple, intuitive gameplay for the kids to start learning letters, names and vocabulary. Practice spelling and learn to make words. The correct word is shown if you run out of time. Associate words with names and concepts (animals, objects...). Know different environments, discovering and exploring unique thematic worlds. Learn and practice languages: English, Spanish, French, Russian... Improve foreign languages skills. Challenging gameplay. The Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment will test the player skills, speed and reflexes. Humorous Cartoon-Style graphics. Words are coming! Are you ready to run and learn? Ready… Steady… Word!

Universal (iPhone/iPad): 0.00 - iPad: 0.00 - iPhone: 0.00 - Google Play: 0.00 -

Early Learning

One Giggly Gorilla
One Giggly Gorilla

by Wasabi Productions

One Giggly Gorilla is the stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Ten Giggly Gorillas, which was a Finalist in the Publishing Innovation Awards 2012 and Recipient of the QED seal of approval for Quality, Excellence, Design. This delightful app is 100% child-safe with no in-app purchases or ads, delivering a guilt-free way for parents and teachers to entertain and educate preschoolers. As with other Wasabi books, the words are integral to the interaction and so readers, or listeners, need to pay attention and follow the instructions as they help the gorillas achieve their goal. It has a game-like feel, where each page has a riddle that needs solving before you can progress. The app is laugh out loud fun and along the way, little ones learn about sequencing, colours and counting to ten without even realising it.

Universal (iPhone/iPad): 2.99 -

Language Arts

Fun with Verbs & Sentences HD
Fun with Verbs & Sentences HD

by Hamaguchi Apps

Fun with Verbs & Sentences is the next step up for children who are learning to speak in sentences, understand past and present verb tensing, and formulate basic syntax structures. This app is developed for language ages 2-5 with eye-popping color drawings and 266 delightful animations--a cutting-edge way to show and teach action words! This app is for the iPad and is our “full” version. It provides a fun way to visually show left to right sentence building (early literacy concepts) and sequence the parts of a sentence in the right order. This full version allows up to 75 users and groups and data tracking.

iPad: 15.99 - iPad (Lite Version): 0.99 -

Blog Post

Newsworthy
Newsworthy

by App Friday


Gloves that Convert Sign Language into Speech

"Because sign language is such a unique and important and special culture that we never want something like this to get in the way of that, we just want this to break down barriers and build bridges in between different languages."

Another worthwhile use of technology.

A Robot That Makes Coding Fun

"But the really neat part is the stacking of commands. Draw a racetrack on the whiteboard, for instance, and Root robots can be programmed to race each other. You can add other behaviors like getting Root to bounce off a “barrier” at the edge of the track. You can even program Root’s motors to accelerate when it drives over the color green or stop when it drives over red."

Root is not the first robot that can be programmed, but it sounds like the most fun.

Highlights Literacy Retreat

"Highlights Literacy Retreat by Dust or Magic  brought a brilliant group of diverse thinkers involved in education together to discuss the future of the digital space."

Teachers with Apps recaps what happened at the event.

Newsworthy