To This Day by Moving Tales inc – Today’s Featured Free App

To This Day by Moving Tales inc – Today’s Featured Free App



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“To This Day” is based on a powerful anti-bullying themed spoken word poem, written and performed by Shane Koyczan, and animated by dozens of different animators. Every viewing and experience of the poem in the app is unique thanks to randomly selected animated clip variations for most of the poem’s stanzas. Record your own version of the poem, share your favorite stanzas with your friends via Facebook, Twitter and Email and more. It’s getting lots of good feedback and its storming the charts. Help spread this powerfully presented & timely message.

Says Shane: “My experiences with violence in schools still echo throughout my life but standing to face the problem has helped me in immeasurable ways. I wrote To This Day, a spoken word poem, to further explore the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual. Schools and families are in desperate need of proper tools to confront this problem. We can give them a starting point…. A message that will have a far reaching and long lasting effect in confronting bullying.”

Watch and share this inspiring talk by Shane with your older kids and youth that you work with. You won’t regret it.

 

To This Day To This Day by Moving Tales inc
Category: Education, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 246.76 MB

$FREE

 

Grace was working in the fields of early childhood education and staff training before quitting to attend to her 4 children full time. She and her family live in Singapore, which is well known for her highly competitive education system.
 Math Mathews by Kiupe – Review

Math Mathews by Kiupe – Review



 

What we love…

The app is very engaging making kids actually want to practice maths. An immersive adventure game that works on multiplication in three ways.

What we’d like to see:

Ability to customize which tables are worked on in main gameplay, “practice mode” without timer.

Summary

Highly recommended, a true gem of an app !

Our Rating


Math Mathews

Math Mathews is an iPad only app by Kiupe. Kiupe was founded by a group of video game designers who came together to use their skills to produce educational apps that are fun, interactive and engaging. Math Mathews is designed for children ages 8-12 (and adults too!) to work on their multiplication skills and learning their times tables. The app contains no adverts, in-app purchases, social media or external links. It has individual player profiles for up to seven players.

Before starting to play the game the student can read the “Ship’s Log” to learn about the story of Captain Mathews -and his crew Carl and Celia. Captain Mathews is a pirate who has been turned into an octopus, to break the spell he needs to find the necklace of Sylla which is broken into three parts scattered throughout archipelago Walter. There are 3 different games to play to retrieve the 3 parts of the necklace. There is also a practice area where the student can be quizzed on multiplication questions – they can pick which tables they are quizzed on (1-9). to start playing the game they look at a pirate map and choose 1 of 3 locations: the ancient citadel, the secret temple or the sacred cave.

The Ancient Citadel

Here the crew is under fire from their arch enemy Captain Buck, he is dropping boxes of TNT on their ship. Each box has a number on, the player has to load the cannon with the right amount of powder to protect the ship. The powder is in sacks with numbers on them the player has to pick the right number of sacks before the fuse runs out, then fire the cannon. Here questions are in the form of 3 x ? = 21.

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The Secret Temple

Carl, Celia and Captain Mathews have to raise an old elevator by hand to reach the necklace chain. The player is presented with a number which is the answer to a multiplication problem, they must match to the right numbers on 9 x 9 grid before the fuse runs out. If they do they move up a notch, otherwise they are shown the right answer and a new question. Here questions are of the type ? x? = 36.

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The Sacred Cave.

Here the trio are surfing along a river in search of the gem from the necklace. boxes are floating in the river, which they need to avoid. They see a multiplication problem and have to tap on the box with the correct answer before the fuse burns out to find a safe path up the river. Here questions are questions in the form of 3 x 7 = ?

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In each game there are bonus rounds where the player can collect treasure by dragging treasure chest to the Captain and by tapping on falling coins. After each session the player can see the treasure they earned and their scores for questions answered.

When a player completes three rounds without any errors they can earn a piece of the necklace, once they have earned all 3 pieces they are rewarded by getting access to the rest of the pirate tale in the Ships Log.

 

Parents can visit the notebook which shows reports on how the student is doing on each of the nine tables, data is kept for the 10 most recent sessions for each table. Players can visit the treasure room to see all the treasure they have earned, plus badges they earn for their expertise in each table.

 

Overall, this is a really well done app. I love the way they have made an engaging adventure out of working on maths problems! Because of the fuse running for each question, players are encouraged to try to answer quickly, which is important for school tests, but if they don’t get it right in time they see the right answer and can just keep playing. I like that the same questions are presented in 3 different ways in the three games. The one thing I would like to see added is an option to make it easier for younger players -by adding the ability to choose which tables are worked on in the main game, or by having a practice mode without the timer. This app is Pirates of the Caribbean meets Indiana Jones meets multiplication! The treasure they can earn, the quest for the necklace and the ultimate prize of unlocking the whole story of Captain Mathews keeps them coming back. Highly recommended, a true gem of an app !

 

Math Mathews Multiplications
Math Mathews Multiplications
by Kiupe

Category: Education, Games, Educational
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 65.07 MB

$2.99USD

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NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.

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Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).
 ConversationBuilder Teen by Mobile Education Store – Review and Giveaway

ConversationBuilder Teen by Mobile Education Store – Review and Giveaway



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What we love…

I love the entire setup and content of this application. Conversations are difficult for all teens and this application covers many topics that are prevalent today. I love the parental controls and that when working in choice mode it is explained why some choices would not be appropriate.

What we’d love to see…

I would like to be able to pick specific conversations to play in the order I want.

Summary

This is an excellent app that I will use in speech therapy a lot with my older clients, from the beginning stages right up to the students dismissal. I love that I will be able to show the parent clips of progress along the way!

Our Rating

ConversationBuilderTeen

Mobile Education Store has done it again with their latest app Conversation Builder Teen! This company develops iPhone and iPad apps for families and educators to help children learn sentence structure and narrative skills and currently have 11 apps listed on their website. It was started by the father of a child with special needs, who found existing special education software to be lacking the variety in content and engaging play, to hold his daughters attention. He wanted programs his daughter WANTED to play! Mobile Educations Store’s latest app, Conversation Builder Teen, is a conversation stimulator designed to help teenage children learn how to have multi-exchange conversations with their peers in a variety of settings, it is designed for use with students from age 1o-17-years-old.

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Before I tried out this app I gave it to my 12 year old daughter to play with while I was completing a few things. She was able to navigate the app without any trouble and really enjoyed playing it. in fact she disappeared with the iPad for an hour before she returned it. As a parent I always worry about my daughters relationship with peers. She is very shy and does not begin relationships. We just moved 6 months ago and she is having trouble making new friends so it was great to see her working with this app. It gave me a lot of information about her skills. I love the tutorial as it goes step by step through the program. I love that the company added some controversial conversations with parental controls to allow or disallow conversations about smoking, alcohol and drugs.  As a therapist I can turn off these conversations but really appreciated being able to give my daughter access to practice these skills. I love that there are two modes of play. One with choices for beginning conversations and an open mode play that can be done in a group setting.  I love that your own pictures can be imported in open mode play. this could get very creative with some of my groups. Once completed conversations can be played, saved and emailed!

 

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I would like to be able to choose which conversations I want to play in the category. Currently the program goes through the conversations and you can skip it but I would like to jump to specific conversations immediately.

 

Overall as a therapist I love this application! We need more apps like this. I see it being beneficial for many of my students and think all school counselors should also know about this app. As a parent of an average 12 year old daughter I loved this app as well, but don’t think I would pay 29.99 for it. Now if she really struggled with peer relationships I would definitely purchase it!

Many apps fall short of my expectations because I am used to SLP apps which offer so much more. This app gets my 5 star rating!

 

ConversationBuilderTeen
ConversationBuilderTeen
by Mobile Education Store LLC

Category: Education, Games, Educational
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 505.02 MB

$19.99USD

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Suzanne is married with one fantastic 12 year old daughter. Suzanne is a school speech language pathologist in the public schools and enjoys her job tremendously. She and her family have recently moved from North Dakota to Texas and are enjoying the wonderful climate change this move has provided. Suzanne has always been the power user of new electronics in her schools and loves to teach others what she has learned. She shares her knowledge of appropriate apps with coworkers and families.
 Meet The Insects: Village Edition by NCSoft- Review

Meet The Insects: Village Edition by NCSoft- Review


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What we love…

High quality photographs and videos, comprehension quizzes, journal encourages the student to study insects in the real world.

What we’d love to see…

Ability to lower or switch off background music.,

Summary

Overall, this is a very nicely done app for the budding entomologist. Suitable from kindergarten up, it will probably be enjoyed most by ages 7-12 years.

Our Rating

Meet the Insects: Village Edition

Meet The Insects: Village Edition is the second in a series of insect encyclopedia iPad apps from NCSOFT, the developer of Injini. You can read our review of the first installment Meet The Insects: Forest here. The app is an interactive encyclopedia for the budding entomologist, with information, pictures and videos on a variety of different insects that live in meadows and villages. It follows the same format as the previous app but focuses on a different group of insects. The app contains no adverts, in-app purchases or social media links. The insect information in the app is provided by National Science Museum of Korea.

There are five different parts of the app: insect story, see the insects, quizzes, multimedia and the observation journal.

Insect Story: This is a good place to start, as it gives the student an introduction to insects, teaching them some basic facts about their classification, lifecycle and features. This is done as a series of short, narrated cartoon videos. Some of this is the same as in the first app, but there is also some new information specific to insects that live around our homes in rural environments.

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See the Insects: This is the main part of the app, and is an interactive insect encyclopedia. Navigation through the encyclopedia is by swiping through a series of meadow scenes, the insects in the different sections are on plants and flowers in the meadow. Insects featured in the app are from the order Diptera (flies), Hemiptera (cicada), Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), Coleoptera (beetles, ladybugs) and Orthoptera (grasshoppers and crickets). The meadow can be viewed at night or day, and is accompanied by insect sounds to suit the time of day. For each order there is an introductory screen which teaches the student about that order, its features, lifecycle and feeding habits. The student can also use a magnifying glass to look more closely at the insect and learn about its body parts. There are also post-it notes with more information if you click on them. After the introduction, come screens that look like specimen boxes containing an insect which moves if you touch it! It also contains photos, videos and short notes about the insect. The high quality photos and videos show the insect in it’s natural surroundings. and the videos are narrated to explain what is happening. Touching the videos brings them up on the full-screen. The videos are very short and have background music; they give a fascinating close-up view of the insects life, though I would like to see an option to turn the music  down or off.

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Quiz: There are two options in the quiz section- X and O, and a photo quiz. In the X and O quiz the student is shown a statement about village insects and have 10 seconds to decide if it’s true or false. In the photo quiz there is a statement or description e.g. “active at night” or “moth” and the student has to pick which one of 3 photos matches the statement. In each quiz there are 10 questions, and the correct answer is displayed after each question, so the student can learn from it, even if they get the answer wrong.

Multi-Media: This a library of the pictures and videos in the app, allowing the student to quickly scroll through them and pick out their favorites.

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The Observation Journal: This brings what the student has learned, into the real world. They can insert photos of insects they find and make notes about them, including where they found it and what the weather conditions were. The journal also automatically records the date of the entry, and this can be changed if they are writing about a past event.

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It would be nice to add options to independently control the background music, as the music can be quite loud compared to the narration. The navigation can be a little confusing at times as arrows appear on the screen which make you think touching them will bring up the next screen, but they are in fact just reminders to swipe.

Overall, this is a very nicely done app for the budding entomologist. The insect story is a nice introduction to insects that live around our homes. The graphics, photographs, and videos are all very high quality. Older elementary school students will enjoy this app most, but those who are not yet confident readers can also enjoy it, as the app is fully narrated. I like the addition of the quizzes, and the journal is useful to encourage students to study insects in the real world.  My 3rd grader enjoyed the app and learning about different insects. It is a large app (636 MB), so be prepared that it will take some time to download.

 

Meet the Insects: Village Edition
Meet the Insects: Village Edition
by NCSOFT

Category: Education, Reference
Requirements: Compatible with iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 428.45 MB

$4.99USD

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NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.

 

 

Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).

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