July 14, 2013 in Education (F)
[prMac.com] Haledon, New Jersey - Mobile devices have consistently been making in-roads into the learning space since their debut. The mobile tablet, especially, will continue to progress to the head of the class. To salute this ongoing trend, they aim to acknowledge outstanding apps in the educational app industry. The Teachers With Apps Certification Program has been designed to recognize apps that go above and beyond excellence. As of April 2013, the Teachers With Apps Certified badge of approval will be awarded to education apps that prove exemplary in the following areas: content, presentation, and execution, as well as overall user experience.
Teachers With Apps Certified (In alphabetical order):
Ansel and Clair's Adventures in Africa
This app will go down in history for raising the bar for all educational apps. Takes full advantage of every possible component of the multi-sensory experience of the iPad.
Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere's Ride
One of the first to apps to develop game-play where discovery is the model, play is the focus and deeper learning is the result! Google map, travel log, camera and photo booth features make this a stand out.
BrainPOP Featured Movie
From the outstanding, no introduction needed, BrainPOP. This app features a different informative, engagin, animated movie everyday and is accompanied by an interactive quiz. Best part - movie clips are chosen to correlate current events.
Cinderella - Nosy Crow animated picture book
On the heels of The Three Little Pigs, this book app has been has been described as magical. A brilliant game-changer that allows you play inside the story!
Eye Paint Animals
This state of the art app encourages discovery play by getting kids to create, invent, explore and learn in super fun ways. The user can finish their art using the device's camera and the limitless choices of backgrounds.
Faces iMake - Right Brain Creativity
This terrific open-ended app is the quintessential multisensory app, as it stimulates kids imaginations to create. The perfect tool to develop right brain creative capabilities.
Futaba Classroom Games for Kids
One of the first educational, multiple-player apps. The games, which vary in content, can be set to a specific skill or set to a random mix. This fast paced app is perfect for the classroom or home!
Geography Drive USA
This app introduced a delightful, fun and exciting new way to learn about geography. Truly exceptional.
The Going To Bed Book - Sandra Boynton
We fell in love with this storybook app! The delivery is poetic, the illustrations are adorable, the interactivity is sweet and appropriate. Its calming, gentle rhythm is the perfect e-book for tucking little ones in.
Jungle Coins - learn coin math
This app comes with built-in support for the U.S. dollar coins, as well as Euro coins from 10 European countries. This app makes it easy to switch to other coin sets instantly and challenges you with unfamiliar coins. Brilliant!
This app teaches fractions using large, easy to read, pie wedges and jungle animals. It has multiple learning levels and several different skills. Stellar!
Jungle Time - learn how to tell time
The talking clock confirms the time verbally when you set the clock. Hands move like a real clock, the minute hand moves a full revolution for each hour, so you learn real clockwise movement. Must Have!
KidgitZ - It adds up to fun!
KidgitZ is an AWESOME math/game puzzle that stimulates much needed mental math and challenges kids of all ages. Students rated it "addictive and over the top".
One of the best and well executed apps of its kind! Brilliant for strengthening fine motor skills, and building a strong foundation in both literacy and numeracy.
A no-nonsense app that lives up to its name by delivering math drills. Its extensive tracking system is one of the best for recording student data.
Math Evolve: A Fun Math Game
At its inception, this app introduced a revolutionary new "video-like" gaming experience for practicing math facts. Still a favorite in the classroom.
Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are
This engrossing graphic novel is geared toward the preteen population. It follows six characters as they negotiate tough social issues and helps them apply real life solutions.
Middle School Confidential 2: Real Friends vs. the Other Kind
A powerful tool that completely engages 'tweens with answers to the onslaught of issues they confront with friendships on an every day basis. Riveting storyline!
Millie & the Lost Key - Millie Was Here, Book 2
A darling, clever and loveable book app. The pages are scrapbook-like, with a pop-up book feel. This humorous story takes you on an adventure with a very special dog.
For teacher, this app is perfect as a math/science station or classroom lesson. For parents, it is a prime opportunity to playfully solve problems together with their children.
My Bird World
This app is camouflaged, as its "gaming" qualities challenges players to complete engaging missions and unknowingly learn all about North American birds.
Ground breaking, state of the art app that is changing the way kids interact with broadcast news.
Oh No Fractions!
Ingenious concept! This app allows practice and exploration of fractions with in an elegant, yet simple visual interface. Oh No Fractions recently underwent a facelift and is better than ever.
Paris App Tours Beware Mme la Guillotine, A Revolutionary Tour of Paris
This awesome adventure is a narrated tour, taking travelers back to a legendary moment in Parisian history. Fantastique!
This groundbreaking communication system redefines AAC. Iit provides an easy solution, in a very cool package, to assist anyone who may have difficulty speaking.
Stack the Countries
A fabulous world geography app that is both fun and academic. It calls for critical thinking and problem solving skills to learn about the countries while you successfully stack them.
Stack the States
This exemplary app provides amusement along with serious learning about the US states.
State Bingo and Road Trip US
Another totally engaging, exceptional geography app that incorporates the Common Core Standards and differentiated modes of play.
An amazing app. It incorporates critical thinking, problem solving, and strategic planning skills, all while you're "playing" with mental math concepts, and a great gaming style!
Sunny Articulation and Phonology Test
This app has changed the way Speech and Language Pathologists complete both articulation screenings and evaluations.
The Three Little Pigs - Nosy Crow animated storybook
This app set a precedent by taking children's mobile books to a whole new level. It's innovative in every way; each and every detail is spectacular!
A break through creative app that proudly goes where no app has gone before. It teaches storytelling skills through playful cartoon creation, which empowers kids to create, learn & share their ideas through play.
Wince - Don't Feed the WorryBug
Wince is an outstanding storybook app. This journey of self-awareness teachers children how to overcome their worries; an ultra-important theme and apropos topic in today's world.
X is for X-Ray
This innovative ABC book is not just for preschoolers, it shows an object for every letter of the alphabet and x-rays it to reveal its structure. Very innovative concept enabling lessons in all content areas.
Jayne Clare, Special Education teacher and One of "20 to Watch" Leaders Advancing Education Technology, and Anne Rachel, Early Childhood educator, co-founded TWA to help teachers, therapist, parents and students wade through the vast number of educational apps being released on a daily basis. We hope you find our site helpful and reap the benefits of our efforts. We field-test every app with a cross-section of students/teachers as part of our review process. Teachers With Apps, co-founded by two lifelong educators, is dedicated to the idea that quality mobile educational apps are the tools of the future but they need to be used responsibly. In addition, TWA now offers Consulting Services, specializing in all stages of app development. Copyright (C) 2013 Teachers With Apps. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.