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Have Fun Through Doing SAM Labs Alpha Kit

The Alpha Kit by SAM Labs is an introduction to their fantastic collection of manipulatives that not only introduce kids to the fun of building; it also teaches practical life skills of circuitry and coding. By making often abstract concepts directly applicable through either guided projects or their imagination, kids soon discover how things work…
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Hands-On Equations 1: The Fun Way to Learn Algebra

Hands-On Equations 1: The Fun Way to Learn Algebra Teach your children the joys of learning algebra with Hands-On Equations! This IOS, Android, Kindle and Windows app takes advantage of the mobile device's visual and touch features to demystify complex algebraic concepts. Equations such as 4x + 3 = 3x + 9 and 2(2x + 1)…
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NO, NO Nosy Crow, Don’t GO!

Certain staples are always on my iPad, especially examples of some of the greatest apps ever made. TWA was incredibly saddened by the NEWS that Nosy Crow, the premiere app book developer is ceasing to build any new book apps! No, No Nosy Crow, Don't GO! TeachersWithApps wrote back in 2011, The Three Little Pigs by Nosy Crow - is by…
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The WOW Factor!

The WOW Factor; when it comes to educating our students this can make or break a lesson. The WOW Factor always gives an advantage when it comes to motivating kids learning. Isn't that what we want, to "wow" our students into further exploration and hook them to dive deeper into their own learning? The advances in…
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The NEW Bluebee Pal App

The NEW Bluebee Pals dedicated app is making inroads with multiple age groups with its suite of adorable minigames along with the inclusion of a vast teacher/parent resource section! You may remember recently reading about the new feature of a moving robotic head being added to these friendly, plush animals that are Bluetooth enabled and work with your phone or…
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Kapu Bloom Tunes

Kapu Toys’, Kapu Bloom Tunes is fantastic app bursting with possibilities for early learners. This app not only introduces simple cause and effect play, but it also extends play into multistep exploration and teaching. By pairing sound with color, Kapu Bloom Tunes is definitely a go to app when trying to get even the most…
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Osmo Genius Kit

We’ve always had a soft spot for the Osmo system at Tangible Play, and so we jumped at the chance to review the Genius Kit. We were curious at how much the sets may have changed from their initial kits and what gives this system such staying power in an ever-expanding market of “ed tech”…
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Robotic Head Bluebee Pal 4.0

NEW Bluebee Pal 4.0 Robotic Head Bluebee Pal  Bluebee Pals, the lush Bluetooth-enabled stuffed animals that speak, read, and sing with your child just got better! Now, these speaking stuffed animals have a new feature, their head moves for an even friendlier experience while children play, communicate, listen and have FUN with these adorable friends! Teachers With Apps has had the honor…
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