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Art Project by Google post image

Google Art Project is part of Google Cultural Institute. It is an online world art museum created by Google. It has high resolution images of artworks from more than 150 museums around the world, and many museums also have 3D virtual art gallery tours. It is a wonderful free online tool for art lovers to see the master pieces around the world, while sitting at your desk. The first time I got on the site, I was excited and overwhelmed… Read More

App Series Teaching Kids To Be Good Readers post image

We all want our kids to grow as readers. But teaching reading, especially to beginning and developing readers, can seem a little tricky. There are lots of "moving parts" that have to come together for reading to occur. That's why I was so excited to be a part of developing some apps that can help kids grow as readers! The ultimate goal of reading is to make meaning. After all, it's hard to enjoy a book or learn something new… Read More

Apps to Help Students Get Organized post image

Organization skills are very important study skills for kids to be successful in school, and they also carry over to kids’ adult life. It is helpful to help some effective organization tools while teaching kids organization skills. Today we share the best apps to help students get organized. myHomework: tracks students’ class, homework, projects; it also sends reminders. The schedule structure is very flexible, no matter what kind of schedule a student has, weekly, block schedule, … the app can… Read More

Play Pirate Games and Practice Math post image

Looking for fun math practice app for kids? Do you kids like pirates? If the answer is yes, then this app might just be the one that gets your kids hooked with math. Captain Math is a pirate themed math game app for kids. Designed for kids who are learning addition subtraction multiplication and division, it uses the pirate and ocean theme making the learning fun. Captain Math is a very straightforward app for some serious math time.  When it's time to memorize some… Read More

11 Kids Activities to Learn Coding without a Computer post image

Computer coding is essentially a language that computer uses. When we think about helping kids learn computer coding, we automatically think we need a computer first. But in fact, there are many ways to learn computer coding without a computer, as many thinking and coding approach can be learned in many different activities off-screen. Today we share some off-screen activities that teach kids computer coding. One big concept in coding is the abstract thinking skill of using a symbol to… Read More

Learn Vocabulary with Fun Space Games post image

ABC Galaxy is a new app that for kids to learn words by alphabet. Kids play games and learn letters and words start with that letter. It is a fun app for kids to expand gain and expand vocabulary. It is free to download with all the games for letters A to F free. To access to games for all letters, there is In-App Purchase. When kids start the app, they see the galaxy with planets circling around. They will… Read More

Train Dragons on Your iPad and Mobile Devices post image

Have you seen the movie How to Train Your Dragon? Now DreamWorks is working with Netflix to launch a new extension series exclusively on Netflix Dragons Race to the Edge. It is coming out on June 26. In the same time, they also launched an app School of Dragons. Kids can grow and train their own dragons right on the iPad or other tablets. If you don't like to play on tablets, you can also play on computer on the… Read More

Interactive Weather App for Kids post image

Weather has been a fun part of early education for kids. I remember those weather boards in my son's classroom. We have a magnet weather board at home for him to play with also. Today we introduce a real weather app specially designed for kids. It is a real weather app because it tells kids the weather condition of major cities around the world in real time. Because it is specially designed for kids, it is more kids friendly and… Read More

9 Dictionary Apps for Kids post image

One big advantage of mobile devices in education and learning is the convenience it brings. A big benefit is the dictionary apps. With these apps, kids don't have to carry those big heavy dictionaries with them, and they can not only check for spelling and meaning of the words, but also hear the pronunciations of the words. Since we first introduced dictionary apps, I have found some more good dictionary apps for kids. Merriam Webster Dictionary: it is free to… Read More

Free Hands On Science App for Kids post image

DIY Lake Water is a free hands on science app for kids from UC Berkeley’s The Lawrence Hall of Science. We reviewed their DIY Sun app, which is also free. This new app DIY Lake Science is another fun science app for kids who are interested in natural science. Funded by NSF, it allows families and educators to investigate and learn about lakes and other freshwater ecosystems at home, at school, or anywhere you go. For those who don't have… Read More

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