September 10, 2012 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] San Francisco, California - An iPad 3 raffle is being held to celebrate the launch of AppyMall, an online educational app marketplace with search tools that help parents and teachers find apps by grade level and skill. Raffle entries are being collected through Sept. 15, 2012 at AppyMall Home Page. Complete rules are on the site. No purchase is necessary. AppyMall is an offshoot of Technology in Education, a popular review site for educational apps with a vibrant Facebook community of 15,000.
The need for AppyMall, which categorizes apps by grade level and learning skill, became evident as the Technology in Education team witnessed the frustration of teachers looking for specific types of apps for their classroom, and parents seeking apps to foster learning at home.
“The app store is like a black hole; like a library with no card catalog,” said Karen Robertson, AppyMall spokeswoman and an educational app developer. “AppyMall provides a way for educators and parents to quickly and efficiently search for apps by grade level, skill and subject.”
AppyMall divides apps into five anchor stores that organize book, game and educational apps into the following categories: preschool, elementary school, middle school, speech and language, and special needs. Within each anchor store, apps are subcategorized by subject and price so that consumers can find relevant learning content quickly.
Cyn Bergeron, a mom of a special needs student who is always on the lookout for quality educational apps, said AppyMall really makes a positive difference. “As parents who have special needs kids, it is so important to learn all about technology and educational material that can help our kids,” she said. “AppyMall helps us to focus on the right app info. It makes it not only easier to find the right apps, but it helps eliminate time-consuming research.”
The winner of the 16GB iPad 3, valued at $499.00 USD, will be chosen randomly from eligible entrants within 72 hours after the contest closes on Sept. 15. The winner will be announced on the AppyMall Facebook page.
The AppyMall is the ultimate online destination for parents and educators to find the best educational iOS apps for children. Developed by the creator of the Technology in Education website with a popular Facebook community of over 13,000 active fans, AppyMall was designed to address the increasing App Store search and discovery problem for schools and parents. With AppyMall, consumers will be able to shop in 5 anchor stores that will organize book, game, and educational apps by grades and categories. Copyright (C) 2012 AppyMall. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.