mm_title_txtKids Education apps, Marble Math and Marble Math Junior, developed by Artgig Apps, have each received a 2013 ON for Learning Award from Common Sense Media, the national nonprofit dedicated to helping parents and teachers manage the media and technology in kids’ lives. Marble Math and Marble Math Junior are two of only about 50 apps, games, and websites to receive the award this year. The awards celebrate the very best in kids’ digital media products that are designed to educate and engage. The Marble Math apps were chosen because they earned a high learning rating from Common Sense Media, meaning that the games are engaging apps with the potential to help equip kids with the skills they need to thrive in tomorrow’s world.

“At Artgig Apps, we strive to create educational games that kids will love and that parents can feel good about,” said Matthew Kicinski, president of Artgig. “We’re especially honored to receive two awards from Common Sense Media, and we will continue to work to make the highest quality apps for kids that we can.”

“Our learning ratings are the most comprehensive tool parents have to distinguish the digital media products that are truly educational from those that simply claim to be,” said Seeta Pai, architect of the Common Sense Media learning ratings initiative. “The ON for Learning Award recipients have set themselves apart from the pack. We congratulate Artgig Apps for receiving this award for their Marble Math and Marble Math Junior games – two terrific apps that helps kids learn and have fun, too.”

Common Sense Media’s learning ratings are based on comprehensive research and a rigorous evaluation framework. The framework was developed after conducting interviews with academic experts, a literature review of key 21st-century learning skills, and research with national samples of parents and teachers, who voiced a real need for learning ratings like these. The learning ratings initiative is made possible through a partnership with SCE (www.scefdn.com), a new foundation from Susan Crown.

The ON for Learning Awards took place March 26 at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco.

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Common Sense Media Marble Math Review
Common Sense Media Marble Math Junior Review
Marble Math Media Assets
Marble Math Junior Media Assets

Artgig Studio is an award-winning boutique interactive firm based in Westchester, NY. Artgig’s key employees first met while working together at Sunburst Technology, then a division of Houghton Mifflin Interactive, developing and producing educational tools and games for schools and children. In 2002, Matthew Kicinski launched Artgig with Steven Grosmark and Elisabeth Cherry. Since then, Artgig’s capabilities and portfolio have expanded to include mainstream websites using open source and proprietary CMS platforms, games, enterprise web tools, mobile applications, our own continuing education LMS platform, and Educational apps available in the App Store – developed under the Artgig Apps brand. Other Artgig Apps include Marble Math Lite: Multiplication, the award-winning early learning app, Alien Buddies, the popular learn-as-you-laugh language arts app, Shake-a-Phrase, children’s book app, Being Benny, and the upcoming release, Mystery Math Town. Copyright (C) 2013 Artgig Studio, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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