[beLAUNCH]: Fireside Chat with Naval Ravikant

News /   One of the biggest names at beLAUNCH 2014 was Naval Ravikant, co-founder of AngelList, the popular website that provides a platform for startups and potential investors to meet and interact. SMATOOS was lucky enough …

[beLAUNCH]: “The Tipping Point of Bitcoin”

News / (Naval Ravikant, Cameron Winklevoss, and Tyler Winklevoss. Images courtesy of beSUCCESS.) beLAUNCH 2014 was filled with great events and insightful speakers, but one of the most anticipated moments on the schedule was Wednesday’s “Tipping Point …

beLAUNCH 2014 – A Week of Coverage!

News / (Image courtesy of beSUCCESS.) On May 14th and 15th, venture capitalists, tech startups, experts, and enthusiasts all gathered under one roof for beLAUNCH 2014, one of Asia’s largest annual tech and entrepreneurship events. Hosted by …

“My Teaching Degree” is an Awesome Resource for All Teachers!

Apps for Other Needs / Here’s a great website that you’ll definitely want to check out if you’re a teacher, an aspiring teacher, or even just a parent or guardian interested in what the teachers in your life are busy …

[Interview]: Magikid

Interviews / One of our favorite developers here is Magikid, a China-based studio that released their first app in 2011. Their apps are consistently well-rounded, giving kids the opportunity to use their imaginations and explore other cultures …

Lessons Learned from Five Years in the App Market: Interview with Oceanhouse Media President Michel Kripalani

Infographics / Over the past five years, the digital education scene has expanded and transformed in so many different ways, leaving many app developers in the dust. But one studio in particular has managed to ride the …

[Interview]: Mobile Education Store’s Kyle Tomson on the Crack The Books Series

Interviews / The developers at Mobile Education Store have brought us some great apps through their Crack The Books series of interactive science textbooks. We’ve reviewed one of these ebooks previously: Pines to Vines – The Forest …

Create Amazing Videos from Existing Teaching Resources

News /  More and more educators are looking to create original video resources to support teaching and learning in the classroom, on campus and online. New approaches such as the flipped classroom and blended learning have driven …

“We built our product as a full-fledged educational after-school program rather than just a stand alone fun or educational app.”

Interviews /   For those who don’t know your app yet, what’s it about? Agnitus is an adaptive learning program for children 2-6 years old and is aligned with the Common Core State Standard curriculum guidelines. The …

Developers trying to “Set Creativity Free” by encouraging children through art, storytelling and supporting schools.

Interviews /   Night Zookeeper apps are a mix of creativity, technology and storytelling. How did you come up with this combination? How did you find a successful balance? I think this is best answered by explaining …

[App Review]: Stack the Countries

7-10 (elementary) /   If you are looking for an easier way for your child to increase his knowledge in different countries, be able to locate them on the map or recognize their flags, then it will be a worthy investment for you to check out Stack the …

[App Review]: Mr. Shape’s Touch Card

3-5 (preschool) / If you’re looking for a truly unique app that can speak directly to your kids …

[App Review]: Peepo and the Unfinished Story

5-7 (kindergarten) / Slim Cricket is a studio with a great reputation for making thoughtful and meaningful apps …

[App Review]: Pango Hide and Seek

3-5 (preschool) / These days, more and more apps are being developed and designed as “first apps” – …

[App Review]: Me Books – the ultimate collection of children’s books and stories

3-5 (preschool) / Does your child avoid reading books more often than you are comfortable with? Or perhaps he dreads anything that has to do with books. Well, it’s time for you to put your worries to rest. Me Books Ltd has come up with something awesome that’s …

[App Review]: Peepo and the Unfinished Story

5-7 (kindergarten) / Slim Cricket is a studio with a great reputation for making thoughtful and meaningful apps …

[App Review]: Four Little Corners

3-5 (preschool) / Here at SMATOOS, we love an app that delivers a positive message in a style …

[App Review]: Wake Up Mo! – 3D Interactive Pop-Up Book

2-3 (toddlers) / Ebooks for kids are a huge market right now, and other developers should take note: …

[App Reviews]: Pines to Vines – The Forest Biome

5-7 (kindergarten) / Are you a teacher exploring new methods to introduce into the classroom? Or maybe a parent with a child that has a passion for wildlife and forests? This “Pines to Vines – The Forest Biome” e-textbook might be just what you’ve been looking for. As …

E-Textbooks Rising: Will Traditional Textbooks Be Pulped?

Classroom /       Some teachers have been using the Internet for years as a way …

Quick Look: The Encyclopaedia Britannica App

Apps by Category /     For some, it was a sad day when the Encyclopaedia Britannica printed its …

Apple To Change Education Industry With “Multi-Touch” Textbooks

Apps for Other Needs / Apple’s much-anticipated press event on Thursday confirmed, to few people’s surprise, that Apple is confidently …

[App Review]: Quick Fractions

Apps by Category / Australia-based developer Shiny Things just added a new app to their great “Quick” apps line: “Quick Fractions.” The “Quick” apps focus on developing foundational math skills through activities that increase in difficulty and reinforce one another as they go along. Quick Fractions is an awesome …

[App Review]: Math Facts +

5-7 (kindergarten) / Math is tricky for so many students, which is why the basics are so important. …

[App Review]: Heart and Lungs Lab

7-10 (elementary) / Here at SMATOOS, we love it when we come across an app that we know …

[App Review]: Montessori MatheMAGICs – Dynamic Division

7-10 (elementary) / Division can be tough for kids to grasp – it often feels too conceptual or …

Skype in the Classroom Contest: Win a Web Chat With Jackie Collins!

Giveaways /     Skype, the innovative online calling service, has joined forces with a new group of organizations to promote and accelerate its Skype in the classroom initiative. Its partners (Penguin Group, the New York Philharmonic, London’s Science Museum, Save the Children, and Peace One Day) …

Edudemic Magazine for iPad On Sale for $0.00

Giveaways /   Attention, teachers: if you’ve got an iPad and a thirst for education news, you …

2 Educational Apps From Megatronic Free For A Limited Time

2-3 (toddlers) /   Megatronic Games, which develops apps for iOS devices, has just made two of its …