Author Archives: Todd Cherner

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TeachMe: Kindergarten

$1.99! TeachMe Kindergarten teaches young users foundational literacy and numeracy skills. To begin, from the home screen, older users (13 years and older) can click the “+” button on the bottom of the screen to register a younger user. To register a young user, older users will need to enter the younger user’s name and then tap the blank image ...

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Sign Me a Sentence – An App for Sign Language

Free! Sign Me a Sentence provides an introduction to American sign language. By engaging the app, users will learn short phrases and sentences communicated in sign. When loading the app, users will see three options: Videos, Game, and Sentences. To begin, users can click the “Video” tab on the bottom of the screen, and they will see a variety of ...

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Little You 3D – Customize 3D Printed Toys

Varies Little You 3D is a website that allows users to create customizable characters that they can order. If users do order the character, they can choose if it is 3cm, 4cm, or 5cm tall, and the cost for ordering characters depends on its size. (The 3cm characters start at $25.) To create their character, users must visit the Little ...

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Finn Goes Online – An App for Digital Literacy

$2.99! Finn Goes Online offers a “choose-your-own-adventure” style narrative that is designed to teach young users about being safe online, with a particular focus on data privacy, cyberbullying, and password security. The narrative opens with Finn being in outer space, and his space shuttle crashes on earth. Using his parachute, Finn is able to safely land in a major city, ...

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RecordCast

Free RecordCast provides users with a tool for recording and editing videos, and it does not require any download or subscription. To begin, users will need to launch the RecordCast website, and they choose the “Start Recording” option to create a new video or the “Try Video Editor” if they already have a video and wish to edit it. This ...

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Foolproof Reading: Learn Fast!

Subscription Foolproof Reading provides users with differentiated literacy instruction based on their age and ability level. To begin using the app, users must register with it by adding their nickname, birth year, and birth month. Next, users pick a paw color that will be used for rewards later in the app. Finally, they pick a reading level based on their ...

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SumQuest – An App for Addition

Free! SumQuest is a math game that tests users’ knowledge about the additive property. When launching the app, users are presented with three options that allow them to learn more about the game. The “Game Settings” option allows users to toggle the music, sound effects, and notifications, either on or off. “The Rules” option provides users with instructions for planning ...

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SplashLearn: Math & Reading – Kids Learning Games

Paid SplashLearn is a digital math curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards that allows users to create classes of students and assign them a variety of assessments and learning opportunities. Users can access SplashLearn via the web, the App Store, or Google Play, and this review will be based on the “Teacher” user for the web version of ...

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Beamz – An Interactive Tool for Making Music

Freemium! Beamz is an interactive app designed for users to create music using a variety of features and settings. To begin, after downloading the app, users must give permission for the app to use their Bluetooth and give consent to its user agreement. At this point, the app’s dashboard will load, and it provides users with the tools for creating ...

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Google Meet – A Tool for Digital Collaboration

Freemium Google Meet provides users a video-conferencing tool that they can use to connect with other users. To access the tool, users must have a Google profile. To begin, users will need to go to the Google Meet website and then click the “Start a Meeting” button. Next, they will need to sign into their Google account. Once signed in, ...

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