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Apps for Courtney

Apps and websites that I think my 10 year old daughter will like

Scribble My Story – A Fingerprint Network App

Scribble My Story is a junior version of the popular and award winning Scribble Press App, selected by Time Magazine as one of the 25 best apps of 2012 and widely in use in classrooms. Targeted at kids 3 to 7, Scribble My Story is a design collaboration between Fingerprint’s early learning experts alongside the Scribble Press team to deliver a wonderful, age appropriate creativity experience.

Scribble My Story is a book and art creation platform where kids can imagine, create, and share what they make with their parents. Scribble My Story makes it very easy for even the youngest authors and artists:

SparkleFish

SparkleFish is a hilarious audio story completion game that will have you laughing uncontrollably.

"My daughters take turns supplying the words, and then dissolve into giggles when it’s played back." - GeekDad (Wired)

"I have a feeling your kids will get a hold of the microphone, silliness will ensue and everyone will be hooked!" - the iPhone Mom

"… SparkleFish inspires children to think more creatively." - lunchbox

With SparkleFish you can record creative words in your own voice for playback inside surprising, ad-lib stories. If you enjoy Mad Libs, then you’ll really love SparkleFish. It’s fun for all ages, species, individuals, groups, etc.

Book Creator Free

The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad.
Read them in iBooks, send them to your friends, or submit them to the iBooks Store.
Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on.

  • The no #1 Book app for the iPad in over 60 countries
  • "Book Creator makes e-book publishing easy” - wired.com
  • Over 1 million books already made with Book Creator
  • One of the Top 50 Apps for the iPad - The Guardian
  • Winner of a Parents' Choice Gold Award

Try it free to create your first book (with in-app purchase for unlimited books).

Things to Think About

Kids’ Things to Think About provides 100 prompts to spark thinking for written responses and encourage conversations about ideas and issues for kids. Created by students and teachers in Michigan, it can be used in classrooms or with families by allowing children to explore the prompts and by using them to guide a discussion or lesson.

-12 categories of questions including Friends, Family, School, Fun and Feelings.

-Challenges kids to dream about the future, think through “what would you do..” scenarios and make decisions about interesting topics.

-Voice narration of prompts and original illustrations by local elementary students

-Coding and graphics by Jackson Area Career Center students

Wordsalad - Your salads, redefined - Lite Edition

IMPORTANT NOTE: to remove the watermark you must buy the in app purchase in the built in store

Make great wordsalads out of documents or sentences that matter to you! With Wordsalad you can make beautiful word clouds, super customized with different fonts, colors and words layouts.

Wordsalad is the number one word cloud generator used in education, many schools love this app! If you are a teacher you should definitely give it a try:

"Very useful app for teachers - I found this version better than the Wordle program you find online. I like the facility to print in A3 and the email in PDF format. Lots of different styles and colors to suit everyone. Many thanks for this useful app, it was money well spent."

MyScript Calculator - Handwriting calculator

** CES 2013 - Mobile App Showdown Winner **

With MyScript© Calculator, perform mathematical operations naturally using your handwriting.

The Free handwriting calculator for your iPhone or iPad
Easy, simple and intuitive, just write the mathematical expression on the screen then let MyScript technology perform its magic converting symbols and numbers to digital text and delivering the result in real time.
The same experience as writing on paper with the advantages of a digital device (Scratch-outs, results in real time, …).
Solve mathematical equations by hand without actually having to crunch the numbers yourself

BENEFITS AND FEATURES
- Use your handwriting to write any arithmetic formula
- Write and calculate mathematical expressions in an intuitive and natural way with no keyboard
- Scratch-out gestures to easily delete symbols and numbers
- Portrait and landscape operation
- Redo and undo functions

Bofie's Bakery

Welcome to Bofie’s Bakery for your iPad, the place for your child’s first introduction to fractions and division.

Based on the most current research in early childhood cognition and videogame fun, you and your child have six super-challenging missions ahead of you.

Your first priority is helping 12-year old Bofie save her family’s bakery from Sammy the Sweet Tooth. Sammy is on his way to eating every last birthday cake and chocolate chip cookie in the city, and your job is to stop him in his tracks.

Aardy's Multiplication Fun

Aardy's Multiplication Fun brings even more fun to learn and practice basic number multiplications.

Parents can create different levels to suit different learning needs, or join in to play and have fun with their kids.

In this version, we have included the following features:

  1. Multiplying 5x-8x

  2. Randomized formula to keep your children engaged

  3. Highscores to keep track of progress and achievements

Ace Multiply Matrix HD Free - for iPad

Multiplication Logic Matrix - Easy to learn, hard to master.

Design to look like a classic wooden board game. Fun by itself or challenge friends in a group setting.

3 Games in 1:

  1. MULTIPLIER: Review and learn the times table one multiplier at a time. Multipliers range from zero (0) to twelve (12). Touch the pieces to flip and reveal the answers.

  2. GRID PLAY: Solve the grid by dragging the right answer to the times grid slot before time runs out. The difficulty gets harder and less time is given as player progress through the level. The higher player progress through the levels and the quicker the gird is solved, the higher the score.

  3. GAME BLITZ: Solve one random grid quickly as possible. The ranking is based not he best time.

EasyMeasure - Measure with your Camera!

"Great app. Fun and easy to use!"
EasyMeasure™ shows the distance to objects seen through the camera lens of your iPhone or iPad. Simply aim your iPhone/iPad to any object in your surroundings, and EasyMeasure displays the distance towards that object on top of the camera image. With its amazing 3D camera overlay grid, using EasyMeasure is very intuitive and easy!

Find out how far it is towards that boat at the other side of the lake. Measure how tall buildings are. Use the app as a golf-aid. Measure your friend's height. The possibilities are endless!

How does it work? EasyMeasure uses the height of the camera lens and its tilt angle to calculate the distance to the object. A comprehensive animated tutorial on how to use EasyMeasure is included.

Action Fraction

Learn how to solve fraction in a funny way !!

_ Addition & subtraction of fraction
_ 3 level of difficulty
_ Smart helper to guide you through the process

Chicken Coop Fraction Games

Learn to ace fractions with this suite of hilarious chicken-themed educational games.

Fraction Basics

This free video app provides a quick and simple way for you to learn and understand the basics behind fractions. There are 12 computer animated videos on understanding fractions, improper fractions & mixed fractions, equivalent fractions, adding fractions, adding fractions examples, subtracting fractions, multiplying fractions, multiplying fractions examples, dividing fractions, dividing fractions examples, convert fraction to percent, convert decimal to fraction. Each of these videos is divided into several different parts that you can easily skipped to.

Lobster Diver

Throw on your diving helmet, and head into the depths of the sea! Dive off the coast of Maine for lobster traps - you might even snatch the elusive blue lobster. But watch out for that pesky electric eel!

  • Ideal for middle school and upper elementary students, grades 3-8.

  • Addresses number and operations standards established by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)