June 10, 2014 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Sacramento, California - iHomeEducator(R), Inc., is pleased to announce that it was recognized as a Top Rated app in Balefire Labs' recent rating of educational apps. QuizCloud is a subscription based app service which allows users to create, quiz, share, and collaborate on STEM, SAT, and other quiz modules. iHomeEducator, Inc. is an independent developer of ~50 educational apps. The team was awarded in the past for the Best Math Series (i.e.: iLiveMath Speed, Animals of Africa, Farm Fresh, and Oceans) for cross-curricular theme-based math word problems. QuizCloud focuses more on randomly generated multiple choice questions with integrated photos, images, and a whiteboard to work problems. QuizCloud also breaks down quiz subjects by topic and grade. QuizCloud is available on iOS for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
With over 150,000 education apps in the Apple and Google app stores, it is difficult for educators and parents to differentiate among the apps because the descriptions and reviews provide little insight on the apps instructional quality. Balefire Labs' online service for parents and educators provides objective evaluations on PreK-12 educational apps based on scientifically validated criteria. QuizCloud rating places it amongst the top 7% of over 1,700 educational apps reviewed to date by Balefire Labs.
"Thank you for the wonderful top rating for QuizCloud and your review of our iLiveMath and EdScout apps. We develop our apps with the student and teacher in mind. We try to facilitate the learning process and make it engaging," Arlene Lee, CEO and co-founder of iHomeEducator, Inc.
During the review process, apps are evaluated based on several criteria: instructional design, such as providing feedback for correct answers and mastery-based instruction; usability design, such as reporting with actionable data and utilizing age-appropriate reading level; and additional data, such as whether the app has push notifications or links to social media.
"Balefire Labs is built solely upon our commitment to enhancing children's education, and we are pleased to see apps like QuizCloud satisfy our rating criteria," said Karen L. Mahon, Ed.D., president and founder, Balefire Labs, Inc. "Our rating process makes it easier for parents and teachers to choose credible apps because it provides objective reviews based on a scientifically-validated evaluation criteria."
About Balefire Labs, Inc.
Based in Tyngsborough, Mass., Balefire Labs, Inc. is a provider of tools and services that foster the advancement of childrens' learning. Launched in 2013, the new online service provides parents and teachers objective evaluations on PreK-12 educational apps based on scientifically validated criteria, so they are confident they are choosing products that are most beneficial for their children. It is the only service available that uses objective criteria and makes its evaluation process transparent to parents and teachers so they have peace of mind. To ensure all evaluations are unbiased, Balefire Labs, Inc. accepts no advertising dollars or third-party vendor payments for review. For more information, please visit Balefire Labs online.
* iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 5.0 or later
* 10.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
QuizCloud has a free trial period. Afterwards it is $9.99 per year (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Founded in 2009, iHomeEducator, Inc. is a leading indie designer, developer, and publisher of mobile apps. The company has released both educational and productivity apps to supplement school curriculum and to help people be more efficient. iHomeEducator has been recognized by Apple's What's Hot, New and Noteworthy, Middle School Zone, Applying Math, GameClassroom, IEAR Best App awards, Moms with Apps, Asperkids Seal of Awesomeness, Tech and Learning, Accredited Online Colleges, and many more. Their apps have been used by families and schools around the world. iHomeEducator is a sponsor of worldwide EdCamps helping teachers and edTechs collaborate in building the 21st Century Classroom. Copyright (C) 2014 iHomeEducator, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.