Get Into It
Special Olympics presents its Get Into It Active materials on a mobile platform. This app contains the lesson plans, games, videos, and additional resources to get the most out of the Get Into It program. Additionally, this app will allow educators to track their individual classes progress and keep notes on the lessons. You can learn more about the Get Into It program at Special Olympics’ website.
FREE through Jan 17 to welcome teachers and students back to school.
“The most comprehensive fractions app I’ve seen. This app should be in every classroom!” — BestAppsForKids.org
“If you have a student or child that has difficulty with fractions then this is the app for you.” — SmartAppsForKids.com
Everything you need for teaching and learning: (1) Narrated lesson (2) Practice questions (3) Virtual manipulative (4) Challenging game
1. Fractions Introduction
2. Equivalent Fractions
3. Common Denominator
4. Comparing and Ordering Fractions
5. Adding and Subtracting Fractions
6. Multiplying Fractions
7. Dividing Fractions
• Lesson with visual models and audio narration to make abstract concepts concrete
• Questions to practice what was learned
• Virtual manipulative for hands-on discovery learning
• Challenge game to interactively apply understanding
• Alignment with state and Common Core standards
• Suitable for ages 9-14
Math Wizard App, will truly make your child and even you a real wizard in the world of Mathematics.
Designed specially in such a way that makes it perfect for children of all ages, from kindergarten to elementary school, where learning math can be a challenge. Its a perfect app to improve one’s addition, subrtaction, multiplication and division skills.
Displays single line equation style math spells e.g (2 + 5 = ?, 23 – 10 = ?). And gives you better control over difficulty level by allowing to select range of both left and right operands individually in the range of 0-9, 0-99 and upto 0-999.
Even more, it gives you option to play random math spells in any combination of addition, subtration, mulitplication, division; individually, or in any combination of your choice.
Math Wizard features hightlight:
- Random addition, subtration, mulitplication, division problems.
- Number ranges are configurable from 0-9, 0-99 and 0-999, individually on both operands.
- Displays single line equation style math spells e.g (2 + 5 = ?, 23 – 10 = ?)
- Intelligent “wrong” answer generation makes guessing more difficult.
- Wrong answers are reviewable during the quiz
- Improves addition, subtration, mulitplication, division skills.
Math Wizard app provides a fun and engaging way to practice maths.
***2013 Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner***
***2014 Children’s Technology Review: Best Educational Technology***
***Featured by Apple in Education and Best for 9 -12***
Hopscotch teaches kids to code using simple, intuitive building blocks. Kids can create games, animations and other programs in this colorful, interactive environment.
Want to participate in #HourOfCode? Check out our video tutorial online at hop.sc/HoCvideo
Program your characters to move, draw, and collide with each other, and use shaking, tilting, or even shouting at the iPad to control them. Hopscotch was inspired by MIT’s Scratch and gives kids a creative way to learn the fundamentals of computer programming.
Praise from our users:
“This is the best app I have ever put on my kids’ iPads.”
–Digital media technology teacher and dad
“The most exciting iPad app for teaching coding in primary schools. Nothing else comes close yet.”
–IT coordinator, UK
“Great job!!! I’m seventy two years old, old – time amateur Apple II programmer and I used to teach my kids how to program with Logo. Now, I do the same with my grandchildren, using Hopscotch.”
“The more and more I use Hopscotch with my students, the more I realize I’m teaching my students to think.”
Why learn to code? Computer Science is among the highest paid college degrees and programming jobs are growing at 2x the national average. By the year 2020, there will be a projected 1.4 million computer jobs but only 400,000 CS students. Even if kids don’t grow up to be programmers, the problem solving and critical thinking skills they will obtain playing Hopscotch are necessary for every career path.
Ranked #4 in Education Apps. Recommended for kids ages 8 to ∞.
Learn more about us at gethopscotch.com.
The new Bee-Bot App from TTS Group has been developed based on our well-loved, award-winning Bee-Bot floor robot. The app makes use of Bee-Bot’s keypad functionality and enables children to improve their skills in directional language and programming through sequences of forwards, backwards, left and right 90 degree turns.
The app has been developed with 12 levels encouraging progression. Each level is timed and the faster it is completed the more stars you get! The levels are set in an engaging garden scenario and will appeal from age 4 upwards.
The app is for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®.
CODDY FREE is an original educational tool with the MAIN OBJECTIVE of creating a sequence of steps so that the pencil Coddy can draw a pattern you have chosen from the menu or created by yourself.
DO YOU THINK IT IS EASY?
There are max. 220 rows to be filled in and there are 7 basic commands to be used. NOW, CAN YOU MAKE IT?
Excellent for KIDS to practice and learn their programming skills. See if your child has the talent for one of the most wanted jobs of tomorrow.
The game also encourages LOGICAL THINKING.
There are already 10 PREPARED FREE LEVELS waiting for you.
Buttons and all small elements were created from the real plasticine – in order to give you the touch of something familiar, something we all have experienced as children while materializing our first visions.
…and of course – we use the plasticine to give the feeling of the real 3D
KineScript is a visual programming language that children can learn a code and share it.
It’s easy to make a scene with built-in sprite characters, stage images and sounds library.
Drag a script and build the script block to control the flow and to change the behaviour.
You can build animations, games and stories easily to share them by email.
Designed for children, but for all the ages who want to learn a code.
KineScript is inspired by Scratch by MIT Media Lab and other open sources, specially cocos2d-html.
The library contains many other artist’s works; free sound clips and clip arts specially from openclipart community.
1. Built-in characters, stage images and sounds library.
2. Support user defined variable.
3. Built-in script palettes;
Character controls and animation functions, stage controls, if/while conditions, sub-routine,
math operations, sound controls, coloured-tracing and particle effects.
4. Script inspector to change the number, colour, math operations and change a sprite or sound easily.
5. Dragging a script to easily to attach or detach to build block to work.
6. Support full screen player window to run or to edit the scene.
7. Export to email and import from it.
8. Include easy how to guide.
9. Sound recoding.
10. Sample project included.
This week we celebrate Computer Science Education Week. Many schools will be participating in the “Hour of Code” project, “a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify ‘code’ and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator.” To learn more check out the site below:
Brainpop is also celebrating with a movie on computer programming:
Tiny Chickens Learn Rounding
★ Join Tiny Chicken in His Latest Math Adventure! ★
★ This game is now free for a limited period of time! ★
Tiny Chicken needs to open a vault to remove some documents but it is protected by a secret combination which can only be unlocked if he knows how to round numbers correctly. Clues are given at each level and Tiny needs to use these clues to determine the combination of the safe to get it open in this super exciting game.
The game uses interesting mechanics to help children practice rounding numbers to the tenth, hundredth, thousandth and ten-thousandth places.
An exciting gameplay with great sound and art will keep children engaged for a long time.
The app not only teaches children how to round up numbers but also helps understand some more basic problems such as the place value of a digit in a number. Enjoy the concepts that are critical to building your understanding of mathematics without getting bogged down by building visual tools to do the same thing.
With infinite practice problems to solve our young learners can definitely polish their “Rounding” skills.
★ FEATURES ★
✔ Infinite problems to solve.
✔ Great sound and artwork makes the game engaging.
★ KEYWORDS ★
math games, tiny chicken, place value, whole numbers, digits, rounding decimals, rounding off, learn how to round numbers
If you can imagine it you can build it with the six Toca Builders!
Join your new builder friends on an island far away and create a whole new world with blocks. Jump, walk, roll and rotate the builders to use their unique skills, and they will help to build whatever you can imagine!
Toca Builders makes it fun to drop, spray, smash and lift blocks to construct new objects – may it be a house, lamp or maybe a banana?
Let’s get started by putting down some blocks.
MEET THE BUILDERS!
Blox: Great at dropping and smashing blocks
Cooper: A fantastic painter
Vex: Amazing at putting blocks in stacks
Stretch: Specialized at placing blocks anywhere
Connie: Enjoys lifting and moving blocks
Jum-Jum: Loves to spray paint
The builders will guarantee that you’re having a good time when create your world! Toca Builders is a new way of creating and crafting things with blocks, that encourages both creativity and curiosity. With simple touch gestures and unique controls the builders come alive and help create a world only you can dream up!
To save your world, just tap the Back-button to go back to the main menu and everything you’ve made is saved. The snapshot feature makes it easy to take a photo of your construction to share with the world!
• 6 super builders
• Build whatever you want – drop, spray, lift and smash!
• Color each individual blocks as you want
• Unique controls of the builders – spin, roll, aim and move
• Autosave guarantees your progresses is saved
• Use the snapshot feature to take a photo of your creation
• Easy-to-use, kid-friendly interface with incredible creative possibilities
• Incredible creative possibilities
• Beautiful original graphics
• No rules, stress or time limits – play any way you want
• No third-party advertising
• No in-app purchases
About Toca Boca
Toca Boca is a game studio that makes digital toys for kids. We think playing and having fun is the best way to learn about the world. Therefore we make digital toys and games that help stimulate the imagination, and that you can play together with your kids. Best of all – we do it in a safe way without third-party advertising or in-app purchases.
Today is the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. To celebrate the anniversary, documentarian Ken Burns, along with numerous partners, has launched a national effort to encourage everyone in America to video record themselves reading or reciting the speech.The collection of recordings housed on this site will continue to grow as more and more people are inspired by the power of history and take the challenge to LEARN THE ADDRESS.
Here is another great site to help use primary sources and technology in your classroom. The U.S. National Archives Experience Digital Vaults offers your class a good introduction to discovering and working with primary source materials. Digital Vaults focuses on a curated collection of 1,200 items. On the site, there are activities designed to help students discover important connections between primary sources. One activity Pathways Challenges, provides quizzes that ask students to analyze a specific resource and then find the related document within the collection. You can also use the resources to create your own quizzes and students can use the resources for projects. Click below for Revolution sources:
If you would like to learn more about using primary sources, contact me.
Happy tech trails Blue Devils!