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Dan Russell Pinson

Dan studied Computer Science at Clemson University and combines his interests in programming, graphics, music and sound to create games that are both very educational and wonderfully engaging.
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Apps for Happy Learning

  This post was motivated by my return to the north and the frigid temps. I realized on the second leg of my travels that no one was even remotely happy about anything. They were all connected to another world with a pair of headphones or earbuds, tuned out and removed. I love to fly…
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Tower Math for iPhone and iPad makes practicing math fun

Charlotte based game developer, Dan Russell-Pinson today introduces Tower Math 1.0 for iOS. Tower Math makes practicing math fun by combining the excitement of tower defense games with arithmetic. The numbers have been turned into monsters and it's up to the player to save them. To break the spell, children must build magic towers by solving math problems. The app comes with 20 unique environments and allows for up to 5 player profiles so each member of the family can track their own progress.
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FIVE Apps to STOP Summer Slide

Unfortunately, studies show the equivalent of two months of learning loss between June and September. This summer, get a little crazy - change it up and try some of these apps from our list of FIVE Apps to STOP Summer Slide. Oh, did we mention they are FUN? Yes, all of these apps are gathered for…
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Monster Physics

Monster Physics will keep you and your kids asking to play more. This app from Dan Russell-Pinson is exciting and challenging. Meet colorful monsters by creating different machines with levers, connectors, and joints. Help the monster reach his target. How can it be done?  Use a variety of shapes, joints, wheels, ropes and chains. There…
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TeachersWithApps – 19 Favorite Middle School Apps

I teach fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade Resource Room in a small public school. We are well endowed and all students grades 6 – 8 have their own iPads. I wanted to share some of the apps we use regularly in school. Please keep in mind, this is not a complete list, just what seems…
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21+ Favorite Middle School Apps – Updated 2016

Originally when I created this list of Middle School apps I was teaching fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade Resource Room in a small public school. This is the NEW REVIEW of 22 Plus - Favorite Middle School Apps - Updated 2016 Here is how the story began: We were a well-endowed district with all students grades…
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TeachersWithApps – 50+ Favorite Elementary School Apps

Rounding up the best and favorite elementary school apps is not an easy task, the market is saturated and there are so many standouts that cover the gamut of grade levels. Obviously, one of the first considerations we focus on when writing a review is, of course, the learning potential of an app. Another important…
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