Apps for Kids in High School

Apps for Kids Age 15+

Problem Solving with a Twist of Optical Illusions – Monument Valley

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I recently have been playing the game Monument Valley. It is an amazing game. Combining strategic problem solving, visual art, geometric and optical illusion, it is a game app I have not seen before. It is not for young kids, but definitely a great one for school age kids to gain first hand experience about […]

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Free App: Watch Educational Shows on Smithsonian Channel for FREE

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I recently find a great educational app from Smithsonian – Smithsonian Channel. It has many of Smithsonian channel’s videos, some are full episodes, and they are free! It is available on almost all the different devices, iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android, Kindle. If you want to watch the videos on bigger screen, it is also available […]

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App Went Free: GeoBee Challenge HD by National Geographic

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Are you kids doing GeoBee? My child’s school just finished their GeoBee challenge for this year. It is a fun way for kids to learn geography. GeoBee Challenge App is a great tool to help kids prepare for the challenge. If your child has not done GeoBee, it is like the Spelling Bee, but it […]

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Free App: Poetry from the Poetry Foundation

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Do you like to read poems? Do you read poems with your kids? The love of poetry is a cultured taste that needs be cultivated from a young age. I found the best way to engage a child in poetry is to find the subject that they are interested in, and share when they are […]

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App Went Free: Chess Professional

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Do you play chess with your kids? Do they like it? I know chess is a good game for kids to learn strategies and critical thinking, but I don’t know how to play beyond some basic moves. My son learned chess from school’s chess club, but at home, he has no one to play with. […]

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Free: Cool Math Game Website and App

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Recently I find another online learning website offering cool math games with 20 questions free everyday, and it is completely functional on iPad and iPhone. It’s called IXL. It also has a free math app offering the same free math practice service. What is interesting, the website and the app are not connected if you use them […]

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Explain Everything – Screencast, Digital Storytelling, Presentation

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We have been using Explain Everything as a digital storytelling tool for a while. I really like it for its flexible features that allowing us to use it for different projects. Explain Everything is designed to be a screencast, interactive whiteboard, and presentation tool for iPad and Android that allows users to record audio and […]

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Free App: Learn Computer Language with Codecademy

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Have you ever tried to teach kids computer programming? In my experience, computer programming is essentially another language, a language you use to communicate with computers. Just like any other languages, the earlier you start teaching kids computer language, the easier it is for them to be fluent at it. We introduced several apps teaching kids […]

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Cool Math Games for Kids – 45 Math Game Apps

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Math is an important subject in school and everyday life. It not only helps us understand and calculate numbers, but also helps us on logical thinking and referencing. Sometime math can be boring. It is great if we can make math fun for kids, so they will enjoy learning this important subject. Luckily there are […]

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App Went Free: Where’s My Mickey – Fun Physics Games for Kids

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Where’s My Mickey is another fun app from Disney that is part of the Where’s My Water series. Where’s My Water and its’ sequel Where’s My Perry are physics games for kids. Kids learn liquid physics, problem solving and strategic planning while playing the games. Where’s My Mickey is a new add to the series. […]

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Explore the World at Your Fingertip – Barefoot World Atlas

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I have been always looking for a good world atlas app to help my son learn about the world, a map not just includes geography information, but also about world culture. I have heard so much about Barefoot World Atlas, and finally got a chance to check it out. I was really impressed and love […]

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App Went Free: Shakespeare Pro

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Shakespeare Pro is a great literature resource app that includes all Shakespeare’s works, that is 41 plays, 154 sonnets and 6 poems, and doubtful works. It is usually $9.99, and is free for limited time. When you open the app, you see a menu on the left side. In the menu, you will see items […]

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App Went Free: Stop Motion Animation on iPad with iStopMotion

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iStopMotion for iPAD, as the app name suggested, lets you create stop motion animation on iPad with pictures. The app features make it easy to use and possible for everyone to fulfill their movie making dream.  It is usually $5-10, and it is free for one day only. There are many features I liked about […]

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App Went Free: Scanner Pro

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Scanner Pro is a very handy scanner app that makes life easy. With this neat app, you don’t need that $100 scanner anymore. Scanner Pro turns your iPhone and iPad into a scanner.  The app is usually $6.99. It is free for limited time. Make sure download the app while it is free, although I […]

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App Went Free: Washington DC by Kids Discover

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Washington DC is the capital city of the USA. It is a fascinating city full of history.  How much do you know about Washington DC? Washington D.C. by Kids Discover is a wonderful book app designed for kids with a lot interesting information about the city.  Designed for kids in upper elementary and middle school, […]

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App Went Free: The Elements: A Visual Exploration

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The Elements: A Visual Exploration is an interactive app designed to help kids learn more about the elements on the periodic table.  It is based on the internationally best-selling hard cover edition of The Elements by Theodore Gray, Popular Science Magazine’s Gray Matter columnist. But the app provides a lot more than a print book can […]

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