Tag Archive | app

Starfall Revisited

Starfall_websiteI have blogged about Starfall before, but it was free at that time, and there was no mobile app. Now it’s a paid service with a mobile app, but it still provides some activities for free. My daughter was enjoying them so much I decided to pay for a year’s license. Read More…

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Have an iPad? Any model will do. The Educreations app for iPad can turn it into a mobile story creator.
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What A Sight… (words app)

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What a great app! I have been looking for just this application for a while and yesterday I found it. It was a great hit with my daughter and I really like it too. Read on to find out why I think this app can help your child to improve their reading skills. Read More…

Technology, Education and Time

I like the BBC world service. I really like ‘The Forum’, the panel discussion show that gathers prominent figures, experts and academics to discuss a different topic each week in front of an audience. This morning I heard a great soundbite from panelist Alison Wolf, and it seems appropriate to relate her comment to the education of children in a bicultural environment. Read More…

Jolly Useful 2

I’m not really sure who this app was designed for. Certainly for English language learners, but not children. There are no games, the ‘play’ is a standard flash card style and there are no cheering pencils  to encourage you do more. This is however a great app for parents who are teaching their kids to read using a system such as Jolly Phonics. It’s a very handy thing to keep for killing time when you are out and about. Read More…

Pup in Cup

An entire weekend of cleaning out old toys and books brought to the surface a few little globules of goodness. The Dr. Seuss series of books is a fantastic way to keep even young children interested in your native tongue. My favourite is ‘Fox in Socks’, and my daughter seems to enjoy watching her father make a mess of the tongue twisters. What I rediscovered on Sunday was the ‘Hop on Pop’ book. What I found today was the ‘Hop on Pop’ iPhone application. Read More…

What’s the time?

After a cold bath (summer in Japan) and with my daughter happily engrossed in a game on Starfall, I have 5 minutes to introduce another I-phone app for those few minutes every now and again where you just have to wait for something. It’s the lite version, so it’s free, and as long as they know the numbers 1 to 12 they can jump right in. Read More…