Microsoft Windows App Reviews

Microsoft Windows apps for teaching and learning

White House

Free! For all news White House related, users can go to the official White House app. Featuring a blog, a briefing room with White House policy news, a photos section, a video section, and a live stream from the White House for breaking news, this app has everything users need for studying the President and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Users can ...

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Instructables

Free! Instructables contains a series of Do-It-Yourself projects that fellow users have uploaded. From its home screen, users can view featured, recently added, and the most popular projects by swiping sideways. When users find a project of interest, they can tap it to read and view images pertaining to the project and how to complete it. Additionally, users can favorite ...

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Kobo Reading App

Freemium! Kobo Reading App is a supplement to the Kobo website (https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/). To access the app, users must first register a free account on the Kobo website or in the app. Next, they can browse the list of new releases, top 50 books, or tap the “Magnifying Glass” to search for books. When they find a book of interest, users ...

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English Grammar Quiz

Free! English Grammar Quiz contains several assessments that evaluate users’ knowledge of language. After launching English Grammar Quiz, users can choose if they want to select their quiz level or take a quiz that asks them random questions. (Random questions are not aligned to a specific level.) If users choose to select the quiz level, they may pick from the ...

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English Grammar Quiz

Free! English Grammar Quiz consists of fill-in-the-blank questions for users to answer. Each question is a simple sentence that includes a blank. Users are then offered four potential answers to fill in the blank. If users answer the question correctly, they are awarded two points. For each time they select the incorrect answer, they lose a point. If users do ...

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Creative Writer (Free)

Freemium! Creative Writer is a forum in which writers can upload their writing and rate and review other writers’ works. Specifically, writers can upload their original short stories, children’s stories, lyrics, and poems to a forum. In the different forums, users are able to read other writers’ work and leave comments for them. Instructional Ideas After completing a creative-writing assignment, teachers can ...

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Brief Builder

Free! Brief Builder supports users in brainstorming an idea and collaborating with other users to complete a project. By launching Brief Builder, users are provided a template for sketching out an idea by first naming it and then describing its specific details. Once users finish their brainstorm, they are able to email it to group members. Instructional Ideas When assigning ...

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Zapi JUNIOR

Free! Zapi JUNIOR includes multiple exercises for users to practice foundational skills, such as letter sounds, writing letters, identifying shapes, performing subtraction problems, and making generic drawings. In each activity, Zapi JUNIOR prompts users and then allows them to practice a skill. Within each exercise, there are several opportunities to practice the main skill. Instructional Ideas Teachers can have students ...

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Play and Learn Alphabets

Free! Play and Learn Alphabets teaches and reinforces letters and their corresponding sounds using a series of activities. The first activity presents users with a letter, pictures of words that start with the letter, and the app pronounces the letter. Users are able to swipe screens, and they will then be presented a new letter. The second activity presents users ...

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Pianotime

Freemium! Pianotime provides users with a digital keyboard on which they can play and record music. With Pianotime, users are able to play a 36-key piano, and they can choose their starting C note. As they familiarize themselves with the piano, users can enact more options, which include listening to a metronome as they play, viewing key mappings, and choosing background colors ...

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