Category Archives: Applications

Thinkrolls – Set your mind in motion

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none” bg_video=”” class=”” style=””][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][image alt=”” href=”” title=”” info_content=”” lightbox_caption=”” id=”” class=”” style=”” src=”1058″][blockquote cite=”” id=”” class=”” style=””]Set your child’s mind in motion. Thinkrolls are the 26 hilarious characters in this educational app that’s one part rolling ball platformer, one part physics puzzler and 100% irresistible for kids 3-8.[/blockquote][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_btn title=”Launch Site” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Favokiddo.com%2Fthinkrolls-app%2F|title:thinkrolls|target:%20_blank|” button_block=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true” id=”” class=”” style=””]Find more resources in the same subject area.[/custom_headline][the_grid name=”science”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Odd Bot Out – small #robot with a big personality

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none” bg_video=”” class=”” style=””][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Meet Odd Bot Out, a small robot with a big personality.[/text_output][image alt=”” href=”” title=”” info_content=”” lightbox_caption=”” id=”” class=”” style=”” src=”1055″][blockquote cite=”” id=”” class=”” style=””]

Odd is not like the other robots. After failing a standardized test Odd ends up in the recycling bin. Help Odd escape the robot factory using building blocks, electricity, and physics!

Build a bridge to cross a (modest) abyss. Hot-wire and ride a rocket. Trick a carnivorous robot plant. And face 97 other puzzling challenges featuring:

  • Wheels, motors, circuits, and other building blocks
  • Cute robots stumbling around on artificial legs
  • Creative game play free of stress and violence

[/blockquote][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_btn title=”Launch Site” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oddbotout.com%2F|title:odd%20bot%20out|target:%20_blank|” button_block=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true” id=”” class=”” style=””]Find more resources in the same subject area.[/custom_headline][the_grid name=”Computer Science”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Build anything you can imagine with The Everything Machine

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Use a simple visual programming language to connect and control the hardware and sensors on your device. Make a light, a stop-motion camera, a kaleidoscope, a voice disguiser, a cookie thief catcher, or anything else you can think of![/text_output][image type=”none” float=”none” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” src=”1044″ alt=”” href=”” title=”” info_content=”” lightbox_caption=”” id=”” class=”” style=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_btn title=”Apple Store” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-apple” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fitunes.apple.com%2Fza%2Fapp%2Feverything-machine-by-tinybop%2Fid1001244846%3Fmt%3D8%26at%3D1001l9ug||target:%20_blank|” add_icon=”true” button_block=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true” id=”” class=”” style=””]Find more resources[/custom_headline][the_grid name=”Computer Science”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Cargo Bot

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Have you ever got excited about an app or a game and then all of a sudden you realize that it is an “educational game” and poof goes all the fun out of it. The same game which looked so much fun suddenly takes the form of a sly monster with ulterior motives.

If the game itslef still remains interesting after your discovery that it is an “educational game”, then it is your teacher’s, or mother’s not-so-subtle edging on that puts you off. Oh well! I am guilty of being such a mother myself sometimes.[/text_output][text_output]learn to program with cargo bot[/text_output][text_output]But there are some games/apps which are so interesting that you can quite overlook the fact that they are indeed “educational games /apps”. Cargo Bot is one of those games.

The goal of the game is to tell a robot arm how to move colored boxes around on a platform into different patterns. That’s it. You are only reminded of it being an “educational app” when you come across a few technical-sounding terms (like “program” and “loop”), but mostly you can forget that you are actually learning programming and just go about moving blocks around with a claw. Pretty amazing![/text_output][blockquote type=”center” cite=”http://www.fastcodesign.com” id=”” class=”” style=””]

 It’s designed to make programming seem not just doable, but fun: something you’d want to do just to enjoy yourself, not as a means to some other end (“This is how I’ll make the next In$tagram!”). Not even Codecademy manages that.

[/blockquote][text_output]And this app is FREE. But nothing is perfect in this world. Cargo Bot is only available on an IPad (it is infact the first app completely coded with only an IPad, but that is a story for a different day.) So again no IPhones and no Androids.

A note for my Muslim readers, The app does contain music but you can conveniently mute it.[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_btn title=”Apple Store” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-apple” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fgeo.itunes.apple.com%2Fus%2Fapp%2Fcargo-bot%2Fid519690804%3Fmt%3D8%26at%3D1001l9ug||target:%20_blank” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Vocabulary with World’s Worst Pet

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]I am re reading one of my favourite books “Anne of Green Gables“. I like Anne quite a lot. Her unique personality, her cheerful disposition, her love of big words AND how she never gave up using big words in her speech even though people laughed at her for it. Good girl Anne![/text_output][text_output]Learning for round pegs - anne of green gables[/text_output][text_output]Building your vocabulary has many advantages. You can read better, write better and even use big words in your speech 🙂

I found a fantastic app which lets you practice your vocabulary in a very fun way. Isn’t the name intriguing? World’s worst pet! Best of all it is FREE.

The only downside is that it is only available for IPads. No IPhones or Androids would be able to have the world’s worst pet.  :([/text_output][text_output]world's worst pet vocabulary app[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_btn title=”Apple Store” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-apple” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fgeo.itunes.apple.com%2Fus%2Fapp%2Fworlds-worst-pet-vocabulary%2Fid730540095%3Fmt%3D8%26at%3D1001l9ug||target:%20_blank” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

LightBot

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]LightBot is an amazing and quite addictive programming / coding game. You have to use programmer-style logic to tell the bot (robot) how to light up all the blue tiles. You have to use Functions, conditionals, recursions and loops! An excellent way to sharpen your logic and getting ready for computer programming all the while having fun.[/text_output][text_output]learn coding with lightbot[/text_output][text_output]Logic and algorithm are two vital skills needed in computer programming no matter which programming language you are using and this game introduces both the skills in a very informal way. You can buy the full versions of the coding puzzles but you can also play some puzzles for free at the hour of code version in your browser or on your devices.

A note for my Muslim readers: There is music but it can conveniently be switched off by clicking the speaker icon in the game.[/text_output][text_output]learn coding with lightbot[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Apple Store” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-apple” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fgeo.itunes.apple.com%2Fza%2Fapp%2Flightbot-programming-puzzles%2Fid657638474%3Fmt%3D8%26at%3D1001l9ug||target:%20_blank” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Google Play Store” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-android” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fplay.google.com%2Fstore%2Fapps%2Fdetails%3Fid%3Dcom.lightbot.lightbot%26hl%3Den||target:%20_blank” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Amazon Store” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-arrow-right” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Famzn.to%2F1UwUOSr||target:%20_blank” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Dragon Breeder

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]When I studied basic genetics in school, we did it in context of pea plants, but lets face it, dragons are a lot cooler than pea plants.[/text_output][text_output]breed dragons and learn genetics.[/text_output][blockquote type=”center” cite=”” id=”” class=”” style=””]

 Dragon Breeder (BETA) is a game where players progress by using the principles of Mendelian Genetics. Breed target dragons, or determine the genotypes of the dragons in your den. Purchase special skills and upgrades, and work your way through a storyline mode that will take your knowledge of genetic principles to their limit. Because the game is written in HTML5, you will need the latest version of whichever browser you use.

[/blockquote][text_output]breed your own dragons and learn genetics[/text_output][text_output]The colorful graphics and easy interface makes it hard to give up! You need to register though to use this resource but registration is free and easy. And once you have registered take some time and explore the wonderful Sponge Lab site further, there are tons of wonderful and innovative resources out there.[/text_output][text_output]breed dragons and learn genetics[/text_output][text_output]The game contains two major modes: Freeplay and Campaign.
In Freeplay, the player can level up by breeding, correctly analysing and selling dragons.
In Campaign, the player can then take on specified missions which identify specific genotypes which need to be correctly analysed or bred. The Campaign also presents the player with the story of the games world, as well as the history of the dragons as a species.
There is also a tutorial mode which the player can use to learn the foundations of gameplay.
The story follows the dragon breeder in training Esse Ipsum, as he explores the island of Lacertae Alatum as a research agent for the dragon breeding guild. However, he soon discovers the history of the island, as well as the dragons. Players must advance te story through fulfilling specific criteria for the guild.
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Star Walk

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Details by developer

Star Walk is specially designed for amateur star gazers but will also pleasantly surprise professional astronomers. Star Walk is fun & educating at the same time!

Star Walk is an excellent guide to stars, planets, and constellations. You can play and learn them all while sitting comfortably in the arm-chair at home or during actual star gazing outside.

Unrivaled smooth 3D graphics
Full coverage of celestial bodies
Moon phases, sun rises, sun sets
Location based star gazing
Wiki knowledge base
Night view mode
Meteor showers
Time Machine[/text_output][text_output]Star walk app[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Apple Store” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-apple” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fgeo.itunes.apple.com%2Fza%2Fapp%2Fstar-walk-astronomy-guide%2Fid295430577%3Fmt%3D8%26at%3D1001l9ug||target:%20_blank” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Google Play Store” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-android” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fplay.google.com%2Fstore%2Fapps%2Fdetails%3Fid%3Dcom.vitotechnology.StarWalk%26hl%3Den||target:%20_blank” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Amazon Store” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-arrow-right” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB00HZPDB3G%2Fref%3Das_li_tl%3Fie%3DUTF8%26camp%3D1789%26creative%3D9325%26creativeASIN%3DB00HZPDB3G%26linkCode%3Das2%26tag%3Dlearnforround-20%26linkId%3DJFN7CKBXBSDFH3YQ||target:%20_blank” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

10Monkeys

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]10Monkeys is a fun game to practise your multiplication skills. The objective of the game is to free the monkeys by correctly answering multiplication problems. You get points on speed and accuracy. While in essence it is yet another drill type game, the graphics are cute and for some reason I seem to enjoy it better than other drilling games 🙂 .[/text_output][text_output]10monkeys a game to practice multiplication.[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”App Store” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-apple” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fgeo.itunes.apple.com%2Fza%2Fapp%2F10monkeys-multiplication%2Fid660188693%3Fmt%3D8%26at%3D1001l9ug||target:%20_blank” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Google Play Store” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-android” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fplay.google.com%2Fstore%2Fapps%2Fdetails%3Fid%3Dcom.tenmonkeys.multiplication%26hl%3Den||target:%20_blank” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Amazon Store” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-arrow-right” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB00I456A0M%2Fref%3Das_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl%3Fie%3DUTF8%26camp%3D1789%26creative%3D9325%26creativeASIN%3DB00I456A0M%26linkCode%3Das2%26tag%3Dlearnforround-20%26linkId%3DAFLP75IG67PWD7EU||target:%20_blank” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Fizzy’s Lunch Lab Fresh Pick

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Fizzy’s Lunch Lab Fresh Pick is a game application developed by PBS Kids. In this application you have to go through a number of challenges like navigating your way through the grocery store, coming up with right amount of change in the check-out line, and successfully serving food to a room full of hungry customers. And all the while you will be practising your math and problem solving skills by solving these 8 challenges.[/text_output][text_output]practice math and logic by serving lunch[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Apple Store” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-apple” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fgeo.itunes.apple.com%2Fus%2Fapp%2Ffizzys-lunch-lab-fresh-pick%2Fid573537290%3Fmt%3D8%26at%3D1001l9ug||target:%20_blank” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Google Play Store” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-android” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fplay.google.com%2Fstore%2Fapps%2Fdetails%3Fid%3Dair.com.lunchlab.FreshPick||target:%20_blank” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Amazon Store” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-arrow-right” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FFizzys-Lunch-Fresh-Kindle-Edition%2Fdp%2FB00AKIHV5O||target:%20_blank” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]