"Recommended for Reluctant Readers" - Digital Storytime
"Gets Kids Excited About Reading" -Tecca
"Extraordinarily creative book app" - Teachers With Apps
Choose how the action unfolds in this interactive book app for tweens. Geared to third- through sixth-graders, Brush of Truth, told in “your” voice, has 65 decision points and 20 possible endings.
At critical points during the story, you’ll be confronted with choices. Choose a path, and the story will go on from there. You’ll face challenges, solve riddles and investigate mysteries. You’ll meet curious characters and explore thrilling new places. Your decisions may lead to a glorious victory or a desperate end.
But have no fear. If you don’t like where your choices lead, start over and choose different actions. It’s all up to you...
In Brush of Truth, you and your sister find a crudely-crafted paintbrush on a beach and discover it has magical powers. You soon learn it is the long-lost Brush of Truth, created by a medieval sorcerer to hand off his enchantments to his children. In this book app, you help a sea goddess find the key to the ocean’s dying sea life, explore tunnels under the earth and flee talking vultures. But watch out! Descendants of the evil ruler, Tortura, may be after you.
- Choices on how the action unfolds
- Ability to go back and find new endings
- 65 interactive decision points
- 20 possible endings
- 125 pages of story
- Engaging tale for tweens 8 to 12, including reluctant readers
- Colorful illustrations
- An ideal fit for classroom technology
This book app is the first release by Story Bayou, Inc., a series of interactive book apps for tweens developed by a parent looking to interest kids in reading through the magic of technology.
Story Bayou (a play on “Story by You”) was created and written by Julie Landry Laviolette, a mom of two and longtime journalist. Wanting a little more fun in her life, she decided to create her own.
Facebook: Story Bayou, Inc.
By playing the 100+ puzzles in DragonBox Elements, kids (and adults, too) will gain a deep understanding of the logic of geometry. Through entertaining exploration and discovery, players use shapes and their properties to actually recreate the mathematical proofs that define geometry!
Whimsical characters and captivating puzzles motivate players to keep learning. Since the geometry in the game remains hidden, kids learn and gain confidence even if mathematics is a subject they don’t usually feel comfortable with. Amazing fun with amazing results!
DragonBox Elements takes its inspiration from “Elements”, one of the most influential works in the history of mathematics. Written by the Greek mathematician Euclid, "Elements" describes the foundations of geometry using a singular and coherent framework. Its 13 volumes have served as a reference textbook for over 23 centuries, and DragonBox Elements makes it possible for players to master its essential axioms and theorems after just a couple of hours playing!
* Learn as a family, through guidance and collaborative play, with up to 4 individual game saves
* 100+ levels, for several hours of intensive logical reasoning practice
* Aligned with the concepts studied in high school and middle school mathematics
* Explore the properties of geometric shapes through Euclidian proof: triangles (scalene, isosceles, equilateral, right), circles, quadrilaterals (trapezoid, parallelogram, rhombus, rectangle, square), right angles, line segments, parallel and transversal lines, vertical angles, corresponding angles, corresponding angles converse, and more
* Improve logical reasoning skills dramatically by creating mathematical proofs and solving geometrical puzzles
* Gain an instinctive understanding of the properties of shapes and angles through play
* Transfer what you have learned to pen and paper with the learning resources found on wewanttoknow.com
Recommended from age 8 (the guidance of an adult may be required for younger children)
"Mombrush Pro Care" App series are most effective for toothbrushing education and building up right toothbrushing habits among "Mpmbrush" App series. "Mombrush Pro Care" for over 8 years old people App educates Rolling toothbrushing method by practical exercise. Although some country do not suggest Rolling method, we suggest this method because this method is easier than the other toothbrushing methods.
"Mombrush Pro Care" App series are the world first oral hygiene educating Apps using "Mombrush", Smart toothbrushing sensing device, for analyzing and modifying toothbrushing habit with instant feedback.
"Mombrush Pro Care" App series recognize the patient's toothbrushing pattern and supplies the modification feedback to the right toothbrushing. The users would brush their teeth within a certain amount of time and get the score of their own toothbrushing. It analyzes the suitability of each person specifically and scientifically and shows the report, "Toothbrushing habit report", "Daily report" or "Trend report". It makes the user know the habit in detail and lead the user to right toothbrushing habit.
What is "the Mombrush"?
"Mombrush" is created as a result of 10 years R&D with love of mom.
The origin of the "Mombrush" is the "Oral Hygiene Guiding System" for the professional from 2005. There are 3 types of Mombrush series.
Firstly, "Mombrush Lite" app series consist of various standalone apps.
Secondly, "Mombrush Care" app series consist of apps and service by care provider.
Thirdly, "Mombrush Pro Care" app series consists of Mombrush device, Apps and/or service by care provider.
In detail, "Mombrush Lite" App series consist of App for 5~7 years old children, App for over 8 years old people, App for orthodontic Patients and App for over 30 years old people.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Would you simply provide delicious fish to the people you love or would you teach them the proper habits so that they can fish without you?
For more information, you can check http://mombrush.com/ for the Mombrush, www.xiusolution.com or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvoy4deM-VQ for the “Oral Hygiene Guiding System" for the professionals.
You can experience "Mombrush Lite" App for 5~7 years old children for free.
The It’s My Biz Mobile Shop allows her to photograph finished goods, customize products listing, and manage inventory. Plan for success by creating custom orders and setting calendar reminders for finished product deliveries or service appointments. Reference the guide section for tips on: branding, marketing, pricing, managing finances, and much more. In addition, the app has themed store-fronts to match the It’s My Bizkits (sold separately) or pick a shop style to run any biz they can dream up!
Brought to you by award-winning educational publisher, Daydream Education, this FREE Maths app is a flexible learning and teaching tool that offers a wealth of interactive content and engaging assessment activities.
The colourful and visual approach to learning used throughout the app, delivers a highly effective learning experience for children of all ages and abilities. The app simplifies difficult topics, providing manageable chunks of information that help improve understanding.
Unlike the majority of educational apps which are simply games-based apps, this app provides a more complete solution, enabling users to learn, practice and assess important numeracy skills, all within one app.
All topics included in the app contain a reporting and section that enables users to track their progress and assess their level of understanding.
- Step-by-step video presentations
- Interactive tutorials
- Fully curriculum-aligned
- Differentiated games and activities
- Randomly-generated levelled assessments
- Achievement and progress reporting
- Integrated notepad
- School user management system
Maths Tutor combines a colourful and visual approach to learning with simple but informative content to deliver a highly effective learning experience.
For teachers, the app provides full curriculum alignment, broken down by screen and assessment activity, whilst the engaging interactive screens and step-by-step presentations are perfect for independent, group and class learning. Registered teachers are also able to create schools and benefit from additional free features, including user management, content management, bulk purchasing and reporting.
++WINNER++ BEST EDUCATIONAL APP – BETT AWARDS 2014
++5 STARS++ EDUCATIONAL APP STORE (EAS) RECOMMENDED
++GOLD STAR++ ANIMATE TO EDUCATE GOLD STAR RECOMMENDED
"Perfect for classroom use…this app is worth a download."
"This app ticks all the boxes which other educational apps should benchmark against."
EAS (Educational App Store)
"Some of the most important new apps for schools using iPads in the classroom."
Lee Parkinson, @ICT_MrP
No experience with coding? No problem! All you need for the game is logic :)
No reading? That’s okay too! These addictive, cunning puzzles are built on symbols and arrows only. Great of international users.
Learn programming concepts through a puzzle game!
Play through the challenging, fun-filled levels to get Codester to the Magic Star.
Challenge your mind! Think of out-of-the-box solutions! A great puzzle game!
*A new type of Brain Teaser for everyone!
*Easy to use game, quick to learn!
*Vivid and Colorful user interface game!
*Gender neutral game and violence free puzzles!
*Fun, Challenging, mind-boggling levels!
*Great game for kids!
*Entertaining game for adults, too!
Test your logic! Test your brain! Build your logic! Build your brain! Get smarter!
Educational for kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade, sixth grade!
Puzzle game for elementary school students, middle school students, and high school students... even educational for adults!
A new free game of challenging puzzles for the entire family!
* Aligned with Grade 7 Mathematics Common Core State Standards
* Earn new prizes - characters, backgrounds, and boosts
* Replay levels to improve your skills and speed
* Practice using three levels of problems for each topic
* Review using built-in help and links to Khan Academy tutorial videos
* Students can email scores and results to their teacher
Guide the monkey down the ladders to the end of a level. Answer questions correctly to keep going. This is the smart way to exercise your brain and give it a workout.
***** "Loved it! 7th grader and getting As"
***** "Great! The kids in my classroom use this as a warmup every day!"
***** "I love the monkey he's so cool"
***** "I was having trouble with my homework and after this app, no more tutoring!"
The following quiz topics are included:
* Negative Numbers
* Absolute Value
* Order of Operations
This is a great way to review for standardized tests for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in middle school and junior high school. For 5th graders, it's your chance to get a head start.
A pack of additional quizzes can be purchased to add these topics:
* Scientific Notation
* Factors and Multiples
* Ratios and Proportions
Attention Teachers: Contact us to find out about free reporting tools on our web site for showing the progress of your entire class.
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“A sharp, slick recreation of Goldberg's artistic work that offers a unique and accessible puzzle challenge.” —Touch Arcade http://bit.ly/IQAvx0
“Fans of cause-and-effect puzzles should not miss this.” 5 Stars —PadGadget http://bit.ly/1cxgwMr
The first and only official Rube Goldberg puzzle game. Solve everyday problems in Rube’s trademark elaborate whimsical style by creating hilarious machines. Is pouring a glass of juice just too straightforward and boring? Try using a jack-in-the-box, magnifying glass, string and a cymbal-wielding friend to achieve your goal. The more creative your solution the better!
From award-winning designer David Fox, designer of the classic LucasArts graphic adventure game “Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders” plus SCUMM scriptor on “Maniac Mansion”.
Rube Works is widely adopted by a growing number of elementary and middle schools and is fast becoming one of the years favorite educational games. Aligned with CCSS (Common Core State Standards) and NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards), Rube Works is a standout app that effortlessly bridges the worlds of gaming and education.
• Only official Rube Goldberg game, based on his original cartoons
• Google Play Achievements
• 18 Challenging Puzzles
• Beautiful Graphics
• Support for tablets and phones
• Aligned with CCSS/NGSS
• COPPA-compliant, no ads, no in-app purchase
• Text in English, Spanish, German
“If you like building crazy contraptions, you'll love this app.” —CNET http://cnet.co/1a1ShUL
“Rube Works puts a fun twist on learning.” —Common Sense Media http://bit.ly/1hWQ9ki
“This app is amazing and rich on so many levels.” —NSTA Recommends (National Science Teachers Association) http://bit.ly/1dJbzpy
“…Electric Eggplant has done a great job converting Rube Goldberg’s work” —Pixelvolt
“I highly recommend this app for the budding engineer or those with a knack for making contraptions!” —Teachers With Apps http://bit.ly/1mGmRh3
“Highly recommended!” —The iMums http://bit.ly/1e6fDLe
Designed and Produced by Electric Eggplant. Engineering and Art by Kalani Games. Produced by Heirs of Rube Goldberg. Originally published with Unity Games.
ABOUT ELECTRIC EGGPLANT
Founded by David and Annie Fox in 1992, Electric Eggplant has consistently garnered kudos on its games, educational software, and books and apps for kids, tweens, and teens. David began his game design career in 1982 at Lucasfilm Games (LucasArts). During his decade there he helped invent the classic point-and-click graphic adventure genre. David is the Game Designer and Executive Producer on “Rube Works”. ElectricEggplant.com
ABOUT KALANI GAMES
Kalani Games is a game design & development studio in Austin, Texas. Founded by industry veteran, Kalani Streicher, Kalani Games has developed games for mobile, social and online platforms, pushing the boundaries of original, innovative and new game play experiences. KalaniGames.com
HRG (Heirs of Rube Goldberg) is a family-run company led by Rube’s granddaughter, Jennifer George. Their mission is to raise awareness of Rube’s work and to license the intellectual property to appropriate entertainment and media partners who will remain true to the spirit of her grandfather’s legacy. HRG works in tandem with RGI (Rube Goldberg, Inc), the non-profit arm whose mission includes education outreach programs for students and tinkerers of all ages through Rube Goldberg Machine contests around the globe. RubeGoldberg.com
Raymond Alligator is a super smart, super shy 5-year-old who feels left out when big sister Sheila has a friend over. He and his teddy bear are tighter than tight, but lately Raymond’s wondering if he needs someone else to be his friend. Making a new friend sounds like a great idea but, well, it can also be kinda scary. This fully illustrated digital picture book features music and read-to-me audio narration. It also includes a unique guide for parents interested in helping their kids with social and emotional learning. Ages 4-8.
Visit RaymondAndSheila.com for more info.
• Read-it-to-me narration and character voices
• Full soundtrack with music and sound effects
• Voice and music can be turned off so parent or child can read the book
• Automatic bookmark so you don't lose your place
• Unique friendship skills/social and emotional learning guide for parents and teachers
“...a delightful journey into problem solving and a thoughtful look at relationships.”–Lynette Mattke, CEO, PicPocket Books
“It’s a resource for the child to help himself.”–Sharon Silver, founder Proactive Parenting
“...a children’s book that provides a rich, experience and a solid, engaging story as well.”–Brooks Jones, Writer/Illustrator of “I Don’t Like Pink!”
“...reminds us that there is always hope for a friend, and new friends are possible... my kids and I loved the humorous ending.”–Melissa Tayor, Imagination Soup
“...takes a holistic approach ... to seed social emotional learning through interactive play.”–Amy Jussel, Founder, Shaping Youth
“...a beautiful story that I can easily see being used as a read aloud in a classroom.”–Angie Harrison, Apple Distinguished Educator
“Bravo to Annie Fox and Electric Eggplant!”–Teachers with Apps
“The charming sibling characters help kids talk about their feelings and understand other people better.”–Megan Panatier, MS, CCC-SLP, Avocado Technologies
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Annie Fox, M.Ed., has been teaching, writing and creating innovative content for kids for 30+ years. Her first picture book "People Are Like Lollipops" (Holiday House) was published before she was legally old enough to sign the contract. Since then Annie has designed many classic kids’ computer games. She’s also written several award-winning books for tweens and teens, including the popular Middle School Confidential series. AnnieFox.com
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Eli Noyes’s involvement with media creation goes way back and covers a wide range of disciplines. Starting as an animator he created his own wacky brand of short films, picking up an Oscar nomination along the way. Eli’s work includes projects for Sesame Street, HBO, Scholastic, Nickelodeon, MTV, Pixar, Disney and Oxygen Media. He was co-creator of the Nickelodeon children’s television series, Eureeka’s Castle, and directed two recurring segments on MTV’s revolutionary television series, Liquid Television. In the “swamp” at Alligator Planet, Eli continues the tradition, creating short films, directing animation for documentaries, consulting on kid’s television and web projects. AlligatorPlanet.com
ABOUT THE PUBLISHER
Founded in 1992 by David and Annie Fox, Electric Eggplant has been on the forefront of multimedia design and production. In their 37 years of marriage they’ve partnered on dozens of ground-breaking projects including co-founding the Marin Computer Center (1977)—the world’s 1st public-access microcomputer center—games, educational software, Emotional Intelligence content, and books for kids, tweens, and teens. David began his career in game design in 1982 as employee #3 at Lucasfilm Games (now LucasArts). In 2010, the company began creating story apps starting with their Middle School Confidential apps, “Be Confident in Who You Are” and “Real Friends vs. the Other Kind.” ElectricEggplant.com
✭ “My 11-year-old daughter, who starts middle school in the fall... gave the app an enthusiastic ‘pretty cool!!’”—CNET
✭ “This book is really exceptional. It’s fun, hip and something youth will relate to.”—Digital Storytime
Middle school can be a serious pain with bullies putting you down, blowups threatening friendships, and real doubts about how you measure up. Good thing you don’t have to go it alone! Meet Mateo, Michelle and their friends—six teens trying to figure out what middle school’s all about. Follow their adventures and watch as they learn how to get along in middle school.
Be Confident is based on Book 1 of the award-winning Middle School Confidential™ series written by teen expert Annie Fox, illustrated by Matt Kindt, and published by Free Spirit Publishing. This graphic novel app enables readers to zoom right into the story world. With beautiful full-color illustrations and richly layered audio made up of movie-like sound effects and music, Be Confident will be a sure-fire hit with 8-14 year olds. (Even those who don’t like to read!) As a bonus for parents and teachers, this app puts thought-provoking entertainment and solutions into the hands of teens who deal with these personal issues every day. It’s likely to challenge teens to think about their emotions and behavior in new ways and encourage them to make more respectful, cooperative choices at school and at home.
“This is good-quality targeted character education.”—School Library Journal
“Takes advantage of zoom features to take readers through panel by panel, providing a sense of forward motion that synchronizes well with the text’s format.”—Kirkus Reviews
“reminds [kids] to take pride in their own talents and not to let peer pressure get them down.”—Common Sense Media
“Even the most reluctant reader will have a go at it.”—Fun Educational Apps
“I’d recommend [it] as a great resource for both kids and their parents.”—Brooks Jones
“A wonderful resource [for] this tricky, in-between age group.”—The iPhone Mom
“Plants the seeds of self-confidence in your child.”—The Wonder of Tech
“There are thousands of apps teaching reading and math, but not many developers are taking a shot at this... extremely important material.”—Smart Apps for Kids
“Ahead of the pack in creating a multi-sensory comic experience.”—Corona SDK blog
“The graphics [are] brilliant!”—There’s a Book
“Each page is a joy to explore.”—Software Smoothie
• Graphic Novel format for easy reading
• Page swipe or touch page edges for easy navigation
• Auto-save feature remembers your place in the story
• Info page allows you to jump to the beginning of any of the 8 chapters
• 44 pages of story plus bonus Meet the Cast pages
• Two modes of reading: full-page mode or double-tap to zoom-in for frame-by-frame reading
• Movie-like sound effects and music (enhanced sound in zoomed-in mode)
• Compelling stories that deal with universal tween and early teenage stumbling blocks:
+ Self esteem
+ Body image
+ Out of control emotions
+ Friendship issues
+ Peer Approval Addiction (doing whatever it takes to fit in)
• Thoughtful solutions for teens grappling with personal and social issues
• Designed for the hard-to-reach “tween” age group, including reluctant readers
• Powerful addition to an advisory or character education curriculum
• Ideal for teachers who use technology in the classroom
Electric Eggplant is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: 8-14
Categories: Books, Reading, Graphic Novels