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Duck Duck Moose Apps – free today! August 26, 2016

Duck Duck Moose

It’s been awhile. Our summer has been PACKED with activities. I’m looking forward to the fall when things slow down, and we are back into our homeschooling rhythm and routine.

I saw this fabulous deal today…seriously DO NOT miss out on this freebie deal. Duck Duck Moose made all their apps free today. I simply love their learning apps for kids. They develop wonderfully interactive and engaging apps. I haven’t ventured over to check out their offerings in a while since we are well past early learning apps. Some of our all time faves: Old MacDonald, Wheels on the Bus, Fish School, Moose Math, Park Math and Word Wagon….plus a lot of others.

I am excited to get out Pet Bingo, Chatterpix and Wizard School which are targeted towards older elementary kids.

Ages: 2 to 12 (depending on the app)

L@WS

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Touchpress’s Chemistry Apps – currently 75%-80% off for a limited time July 26, 2015

Filed under: High School,Homeschooling Apps,Middle School — lifeatwarpspeed @ 12:40 am
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The Elements: A Visual Exploration on the App Store on iTunes.

This deal is not to be missed!

This Chemistry app is on sale today for a steal at $2.99. (Normally $13.99) It is a visually stunning and great supplement to anyone studying chemistry. This is far better than a run of the mill periodic table poster and really bring chemistry to life. This app was named one of the year’s top apps by the Apple Store.

My son just loves this app as he has mad love for all things related to chemistry right now. We were lucky enough to score a free one last year. After having it, this is a great deal. It really bring the periodic table to life with amazing, breathtaking images of various elements. The companion Molecules app is currently $2.99 and the Elements in Action is $0.99. The Elements Flashcards app is free. All of these are really fantastic supplement for studying chemistry.

“Elements is based on the internationally best-selling hard cover edition of The Elements by Theodore Gray, Popular Science Magazine’s Gray Matter columnist. ”

Highly recommended for anyone studying chemistry.

L@WS

 

My Story – Book Maker for Kids – on sale for $0.99 December 26, 2014

Filed under: Homeschooling Apps,Kids — lifeatwarpspeed @ 5:36 pm
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My Story – Book Maker for Kids on the App Store on iTunes.

This is a really wonderful app that I (um…and my son) have been playing with for the past year. It is a really great story telling app for children. You can create your very own e-storybook with your personal illustrations or photos and text plus add your child’s voice reading the story out loud. It was great to use this to create our own stories out of spelling words we were working on. You may want to create your own leveled readers for your child to illustrate and record themselves. I really love the feature that allows you to share these stories as well via social . They have made some awesome improvements over the original app. My Story is normally $3.99, and it is currently on sale for just $0.99! A bargain. Really don’t miss out on this one.

Recommended for pre-K to 2nd.

L@WS

 

 

Mystery Math Museum – free for a limited time

Filed under: Homeschooling Apps,Kids — lifeatwarpspeed @ 4:51 pm
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Mystery Math Museum on the App Store on iTunes.

I had to break away from my Christmas holiday to post about this awesome app deal. Artgig makes some really cool math app for kids that are engaging without being tedious and involve interactive game play that just happens to include math practice. Mystery Math Museum is normally $2.99, but you can grab it absolutely free right now.

This is an award winning app that is a sequel to Mystery Math Town. The goal is the find the dragonflies while exploring the various museums which are maze-like. The app is quirky and visually engaging. I also like the fact that it can be used for multiple players with different skill levels which works great for families with multiple children. You can work on all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).

Recommended for students working at grade 1 to 6 level of mathematics.

L@WS

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Chess Masters app – gone free today! September 12, 2014

Filed under: Homeschooling Apps,Kids — lifeatwarpspeed @ 11:09 am
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Chess Masters on the App Store on iTunes.

Also a good chess app for kids. It is normally $2.99, but it is free for download today. I have to run out of the door and will revise this review. I did want to let you know asap about this deal today.

L@WS.

 

Math Slicer App – currently free!

Filed under: Homeschooling Apps,Kids — lifeatwarpspeed @ 10:03 am
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Math Slicer Free on the App Store on iTunes.

Sorry for the long silence on my blog! Things have been crazy with the ramp up of our homeschool co-op and prepping for a couple of classes that I am teaching for this fall.

I don’t have a lot of time to write a detailed review, but I wanted to bring this awesome app to your attention. This is an award winning app that has gone free. (normally $ 0.99) If your kid likes Fruit Ninja or other slicing games, then this is right up your alley and just in time for school. Kids need to practice their math facts. You can do it with flashcards or you can do it in a fun way like with Math Slicer. You can practice all four operations. The game offers different levels of play as well.

Here’s the youtube preview of the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5mwonhURtg

Recommended for grades K-5.

L@WS

 

Chess Academy for Kids by Geek Kids – currently free for limited time!

Filed under: Homeschooling Apps,Kids — lifeatwarpspeed @ 1:30 am
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App Store – Chess Academy for Kids by Geek Kids.

This is a fabulous app that I have been meaning to post about for the last two years! I am motivated now because I just noticed it is being offered for free right now! This is normally a $4.99 app. This is an award-winning app that made Apple’s New and Noteworthy shout out. This is a great app for kids (or even adults) who want to learn to play chess. There are great tutorials to help demonstate and practice tasks each piece can do. The app does a great job of teaching about special moves, how pieces move, rules of the game, strategies of play, and even the relative value of pieces.

I really like the freature where you can have a special two player game mode for beginner players. The app helps players by showing all the possible moves that can be made. The game  can automatically reorient the screen for each player’s turn so you don’t have to keep flipping the iPad around. There’s a undo and redo feature as well plus the game can be set to not allow you to move the king into harm’s way.

The app is designed for multi player play as well as play against the computer. It also can track each player’s progress and achievement with the tutorials, tasks and games and shows progress on an achievement bar.

This is such a great addition to your app collection and will help your child develop great higher order thinking skills, strategic thinking and analytical skills which are all excellent foundational math skills.

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

L@WS

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