Education apps

You can have fun with maths and be good at it too

According to New Yorker contributor and best selling author Malcolm Gladwell, Asian kids have a distinct advantage over the rest of the world when it comes to maths. Whereas some have purported the theory that there is an IQ differential along racial and ethnic lines, Gladwell claims that it has more to do with structure and methodology than anything else. His theory is based around the much simpler concept that Asian names for numbers are shorter than their English equivalent - meaning it is easier for them to remember more. Going down those lines, it's pretty easy to see that he believes ...  More

MathsMatch Feb 25th 2015

Analyze Common Core tests with heat maps

I guess the best way to describe a heat map is probably to think of it as a table or a spreadsheet. Rather than detailing information with numbers, however, heat maps highlight the same information but use colors instead. This makes it clearer and easier for experienced users to analyze certain aspects of information. Read Heat is an education application that uses this technology to better analyze students to see how they react and respond to questions posed in the new Common Core standards testing. It aims to find out more about how students respond to the latest formats of standardized ...  More

Read Heat May 11th 2014

Turn your spelling skills into an exciting game

I really don't wanna appear to be some crazed grammar and spelling freak here but, I have to admit, there's little that get's my goat up more than poor spelling and grammar on the Internet. I'm sure we've all seen memes on our Facebook feed begging people to acknowledge the difference between there, their and they're. That’s just the half of it. The thing is, standards in spelling have dropped over the years - probably because of a change in scholastic emphasis and, let's face it, bad Internet habits. Many would rather play a mindless online game than spend some time online improving ...  More

Word Ninja May 7th 2014

The $156 million dollar artist that many have never heard of

valuable painting in the world a few years ago, it turned the art world on it’s head. The reason for this was that it wasn't painted by Van Gogh, Picasso, Rembrandt or even Bacon. It was a painting by the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt and it catapulted this lesser known artist into the big league. However, his work is still not appreciated anywhere near enough outside the critics and his loyal fans. My Guide to Gustav Klimt is a beautiful looking Android art application that offers an appreciation of this great artist's work that has been put together by long time fan, Ken Herman. ...  More

My-Guide to Gustav Klimt May 3rd 2014

Next generation marketing for electronic musicians and DJ's

So, you've decided that you have a bit of musical talent as an electronic music DJ and want to take it one step further, eh? Well, unfortunately the music business has changed a fair bit over the last few years and there are literally thousands of people out there who have exactly the same ambitions as you. You are going to need more than pure talent and luck to take you to the next level. And that's where this excellent and informative music marketing app comes in very handy. We Spin is a music marketing and business education platform for musicians, electronic music producers, DJs and ...  More

We Spin Mar 21st 2014

See the planet Earth from a completely new perspective

I'm not sure what it is but we all seem to be completely fascinated with anything to do with outer space. I guess the romance started when Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space and was cemented into our cerebrum when Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon. The views of earth that were taken from up there were truly breathtaking and we've been in love with those images ever since. There have been plenty of sky and space apps that have tried to recapture those moment but very few have come close to making us gasp the way that Elevation Earth does. This beautiful ...  More

Elevation Earth Mar 18th 2014

The new, free way of learning for teachers, students and parents

It was interesting to read recently that one of the first things that will change as a result of the debate involving Charter and Public Schools in New York will be the opening up of resource material to everyone for free. If all goes according to plan, resource and reference material will be available for everyone to see instead of being the reference library for those who could afford it. Knowing how most governing bodies enjoy their rhetoric and tend to drag their feet when it comes to putting their money where their mouth is, we'll have to wait and see if and when that happens. ...  More

Learn Bazaar Mar 13th 2014

A fully portable autism aid for when you are on the go

According to Wikipedia, Autism is defined as ' a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and verbal and non-verbal communication and by restricted, repetitive or stereotypical behavior.' Sufferers, more often than not young children, regularly have trouble understanding concepts that can generally only be solved using pictures to back up vocabulary and diligent parents will spend hours at home setting up image cards to help kids understand better, the world that they live in. A year or so back, an Italian developer - aided by a team of ...  More

Words in Pictures Mar 6th 2014

Become the next Grissom or Willows with this ultra realistic CSI crime lab for iOS

Any fans of the long-running CSI forensic crime tv series will certainly be interested in this iOS education application. CSI: FirearmsID Forensic Challenge is a world-first app that took over three years to develop and challenges you to become the best forensic firearm expert in the world. Not only will you simulate actual casework but you will also get to see just what it s like to get behind the microscope and have to make the life or death decisions that can influence whether a defendant is guilty or not.   Are you up to the challenge to become the greatest forensic firearm ...  More

CSI: FirearmsID Forensic Challenge Feb 7th 2014

Create your own handwriting font simply and easily

When was the last time that you wrote an actual letter in your own handwriting? If you're anything like me, it's a pretty rare thing these days. Pretty well all my correspondence takes place through email and social networking. But, I used to really like my handwriting when I used to practice it regularly. Emails and their generic typefaces are pretty dull in the scheme of things. urFonts is a new writing application for iPad that attempts to solve both problems by letting you easily create your very own handwriting font that you can use to totally personalize your writing and ...  More

urFonts Feb 2nd 2014

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