This Week’s New Educational Apps
Image from Fotopedia Morocco
- Lazoo! We even like the name. The company makes colorful app for kids, like Squiggles!, which we reviewed here. They’ve just released Let’s Color!, a digital coloring book that animates the images kids draw. Looks like fun! Free (there’s an in-app purchase but the app can be enjoyed without it). iPad only. Download it here.
- Fotopedia Morocco: We loved Fotopedia’s stunning photo apps, so we’re delighted to see that they’ve just released another. This one visits Morocco, giving those who have never been there a close-up view of the country via the photos of Jacques Bravo. There are also interactive features, including maps and a trip planner. Free, iOS only. Download it here.
- The Scripps National Spelling Bee kicks off May 30, and Oceanhouse Media has released a new Berenstain Bears e-book to mark the occasion: The Berenstain Bears and the Big Spelling Bee. Educators can download a free teachers’ guide from the Oceanhouse site to accompany the book. $2.99, iOS only. Download it here.
- This just in from the Ministry of Letters – The Singing Alphabet, a new alphabet app featuring letters that sing. It’s supposed to help kids learn their alphabet, and it looks utterly charming. Watch this space next week for a full review. $.99, iPad only. Download it here.
- We’re seeing loads of museum apps recently, and the latest is the humorously named Magic Tate Ball. It comes from London’s Tate Modern and introduces the user to pieces of modern art – each chosen based on the user’s current location, time and weather. Shake your device to get a new one. Free, iOS only. Download it here.
- We took a quick look last month at Magical Concepts, an app designed to help speech language pathologists. This week, Virtual Speech Center Inc. has released another app, this one for kids between the ages of five and 15 who have difficulty learning words with multiple meanings. Multiple Meanings Library uses five kinds of activities and looks like a very useful tool for teachers and speech therapists. $14.99, iPad only. Download it here.
Image by Jacques Bravo from Fotopedia Morocco