[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 …

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Or how a great artist inspired the makers of one of the most original e-books out there.

Interviews / Chocolate Factory Publishing is a relatively new company.  How do you profile yourself with the competition? We know there are a lot of apps available for kids. The majority we’ve seen fall into the categories …

The Ergonomics of Tablets?

News / Have you ever heard about the ‘Gameboy back’? It’s the term that was developed after several studies on the positions of children when they are playing with their Gameboys. It turned out that children and …

Social Media in Education

News /   Many see social network sites as sources of procrastination and distraction. Youngsters spend many hours a week on one of these social platforms. Access to these networks is expanding as smartphones and tablets are …

Tablets in the classroom

News / More schools are experimenting with the use of tablets in classrooms. Students make assignments on the internet and teachers are using tablets as a supportive tool during class-hours. In our previous article we provided some …

[App Review]: Slice Fractions

5-7 (kindergarten) / It’s only February, but developer Ululab has already released an incredible new math app that’s going to be hard to beat this year – Slice Fractions. The app impressively delivers a true game that could easily work as a standalone, even if sold to adults. …

[App Review]: Shiny Circus

3-5 (preschool) / From developer Shiny Things comes Shiny Circus, a great addition to their existing lineup of …

[App Review]: Magikid Nian

5-7 (kindergarten) / February marks the beginning of a new lunar year, and one of our favorite developers, …

[App Review]: Hide & Seek – Fun With Animals

2-3 (toddlers) / It can be tough to find quality apps for toddlers and preschoolers – most parents …

[App Review]: Four Little Corners

3-5 (preschool) / Here at SMATOOS, we love an app that delivers a positive message in a style that children can understand and enjoy. An app that gives parents and guardians a chance to discuss important values and draw parallels to real life. Dada Company’s recent release “Four …

[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 Review]: Vincent the Anteater’s Space Voyage

5-7 (kindergarten) / The best children’s stories out there are the ones that speak directly to children rather …

[App Review]: Shiny Circus

3-5 (preschool) / From developer Shiny Things comes Shiny Circus, a great addition to their existing lineup of …

[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 Clocks

5-7 (kindergarten) / One of our favorite developers, Shiny Things, has just released a big update to their wonderful app Quick Clocks, an excellent tool for elementary age kids to practice time telling and arithmetic. With a sleek design and a variety of tasks to choose from, this …

FingerMath ABACUS Rated by Balefire Labs!

3-5 (preschool) /   Here at SMATOOS, we don’t just review apps – we’ve also made a few …

[App Review]: Slice Fractions

5-7 (kindergarten) / It’s only February, but developer Ululab has already released an incredible new math app that’s …

[App Review]: ABCKit for 5

3-5 (preschool) / As a former Montessori school student, I was excited to take a look at ABCKit …

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 …