Educational - Latest Releases
I know countries 1.3 for Mac OS X - An Apple Maps Game
Sep 10, 2014 - grapevine-cottage today announces "I know countries" 1.3 for Mac OS X. The app leverages full Apple maps support to provide a new and unique user experience while navigating: the map responds to a mouse click and highlights country boundaries and area, drops a pin at the capital location and shows a callout with flag, while speaking country name and capital name. It's great for exploring with its automated show mode, or competing in game mode against other players in Game Center.
CourseNotes 5.0 for Mac Introduces Audio Recording, iCloud Syncing
Aug 20, 2014 - Dear Panda LLC has announced a major update to CourseNotes 5.0 for Mac, the note-taking app popular in classrooms around the world with both students and educators alike. CourseNotes lets you take notes with rich text editing, lets you import PDFs, take photos and import other images and more. The latest version of CourseNotes introduces support for audio recording, support for iCloud Syncing with CourseNotes on Mac and other iOS devices, and a ton of other new features and improvements.
Partners in Rhyme Lite 1.4 for Mac OS - Four Games That Teach Rhyming
Aug 19, 2014 - Minneapolis based Preschool University today introduces Partners in Rhyme 1.4 for Mac OS X, their seventh educational app on the Mac OS X store that help young children learn the important skill of rhyming. Utilizing proven Montessori principles, Partners in Rhyme helps build strong phonemic awareness skills and helps develop foundational reading skills. Four learning games offer different fun ways to practice and learn rhyming for young children.
Ear Teacher Launched - Integrated Music Theory and Ear Training Software
Jul 25, 2014 - Adium Software today released Ear Teacher, a music education product for Mac. Ear Teacher is the industry's first completely integrated, audiovisual course on music theory and aural skill development. The Ear Teacher curriculum consists of 9 progressively challenging grades of rhythm, melody, and harmony material. Hands-on exercises follow each topic, and frequent tests reinforce knowledge. Intelligent Practice automatically selects areas for students to practice on a regular basis.
Books for Kids - More than 100 interactive titles now available for Mac
Jun 04, 2014 - AppGeneration Software is pleased to announce that Books for Kids is now available on the Mac App Store. Available for free, Books for Kids features more than 100 fully interactive titles in both English and Spanish and most of them with read along. From the classics of children's literature to nowadays more practical educational stories, this app offers a wide variety of books that will make children associate learning with fun.
High School Students Launch Kickstarter to Change Music Education
Mar 26, 2014 - Two high school seniors are launching a business on Kickstarter next month. They will be the youngest Kickstarter users legally allowed to launch on the site. It is an inspiring story demonstrating passion and curiosity. The site will teach guitar in an entirely new way utilizing custom software built by co-founder Jack, who began developing apps at age 14 and built a tablet at age 12. His best friend and co-founder, Brian, is a self-taught master of guitar who created the modern curriculum.
Tasa announces new digital book series on Mineralogy for iPad and Mac
Mar 06, 2014 - The Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy digital textbook series for iPad and Mac is specifically designed to take full advantage of digital media technology to empower students and teachers of mineralogy. Search for minerals by selecting physical properties, optical properties, Dana number, Dana class, or many other classification and occurrence criteria. Written by Melinda Darby Dyar and Mickey E. Gunter, this textbook is illustrated by Dennis Tasa and available for iPad and Mac on iBooks.
PDF Viewer Pro 1.2 - Read PDF Docs Like a Real Book
Jan 30, 2014 - Rome-based independent start-up, Bridge Comm today introduces PDF Viewer Pro 1.2, their PDF document viewer and annotator for Mac OS X. Specifically designed for students and those who work extensively with PDF documentation, PDF Viewer Pro allows users to annotate and export highlights and notes (including images) for further processing. Users can choose to view their PDF documents in the traditional vertical scrolling mode or in book mode. All PDF documents can be shared via iCloud.
Infovox iVox 4.0 adds 31 new natural-sounding TTS voices for your Mac
Jan 28, 2014 - AssistiveWare and Acapela Group announced today the release of Infovox iVox 4.0, which brings to Mac OS X a total of 31 new Text to Speech voices. These include the first ever genuine, natural-sounding bilingual American Spanish-English children's voices, a male bilingual American Spanish-English voice, 16 expressive voices to speak with more emotion, four new specialty voices, a new Polish voice and our first Japanese, Korean and Chinese voices.