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Melon – turning focus into something measurable, understandable, and improvable.
It’s always great to look back 20 years or...
So if you dug through the earth where would you be?
Just like in the cartoons if you dug down...
Essential Anatomy
Like its free sibling, Essential Skeleton, which focusses on...
Essential Skeleton
This app, which has been designed from the ground...
Challenge Chalk and Talk – Vive Le Video
Long gone are the days of chalk and talk,...
Grammar, punctuation & spelling – Specimen SATs Questions
With 11 year olds taking new SATs this week...
We all need a coach – how comfortable are you with feedback?
The TED series of talks and their website is...
iPads in the classroom – dipping a toe in the digital potential
New technology surrounds us; our lives are now managed...
The BETT Awards – a worthy winner demonstrates the art of the possible in app design
The use of apps in education is an important...
The Ubiquity of Apps – An Opportunity in Education
It’s difficult to think about a world without apps,...

App Reviews

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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Essential Anatomy

Like its free sibling, Essential Skeleton, which focusses on the human skeleton, this app allows the user to select and fly through the skeleton.  In addition it includes 6 additional systems which can be built up or dialled out from the skeleton.  The systems included are: Skeleton Connective tissue Muscle Veins Arteries Nerves Respiratory It

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Essential Skeleton

This app, which has been designed from the ground up for the iPad, provides an interactive 3D skeleton that the user can fly through.  You can zoom in and rotate around it either as a whole skeleton...

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

The BETT Awards – a worthy winner demonstrates the art of the possible in app design

The use of apps in education is an important area of innovation with many children getting access to their parent’s smartphones, tablets, and phablets.  Many schools are also looking at how these devices can be used in...

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Captain Duck

Jez Alborough is the master of rhyme; his stories are always engaging and fun.  Influences include A.A. Milne, Dr Seuss and one of my favourite rhymes – Albert and the Lion by Marriott Edgar. The coupling of...

Friday, April 5th, 2013

The Icky Mr Fox

A cheeky story with fun characters, this was a real hit!  Great contrast all the way through made for an engaging story. In a comforting fashion, the story started, with Mr Rabbit and Mr Mole drinking elderflower...

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Chicktionary HD

Initially purchased to help with my son’s word and letter knowledge, I am ashamed to say that the two adults in our house played it more than he did! A row of 7 chickens line up with...

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Grammar Wonderland (Elementary)

Age range: Years 3-6 Refreshing to see a grammar resource that is fun and engaging.  Characters take you on adventures, testing your grammar skills along the way.  Grammar Wonderland is a challenging game which covers grammar terms...

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Paddington Bear

I was so delighted to find Paddington as an app.  The joy of this resource is that it hasn’t been tinkered with and is true to the original.  Michael Bond’s beautifully told story and R.W. Alley’s detailed and colourful...

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Alien Buddies

Full of character and fun, this game based maths app is aimed at Preschool and Reception.  The design and characters are very appealing. All of these activities are introduced and played with the help of some quirky,...

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Love to Count

This Pirate Adventure is great fun and easy to use.  My son has been using it for about a year (since he was 3).  The theme engaged him and the questions were pitched at an excellent level:...