Tag Archives: critical thinking apps

Mental Exercise with Pegs by White Pixels

Pegs by White Pixels is a new and recently updated critical thinking game based on the mathematical underpinnings of the classic puzzle peg solitaire. It’s all about problem-solving. Experimentation. Where to start. What to avoid. Choosing appropriate subgoals. Kids have at it. Make some mistakes. Go back. Try again. It’s all good. Designed for LEARNING Pegs…
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Inch Worm by White Pixels

This review was first published in MENSA ČR: FOR GIFTED CHILDREN Inch Worm is an addictive collection of strategy puzzles for ages 6 to adult. Lead Inch home, past the cherries, acorns, leaves, snails, ladybugs, and dragonflies. It’s all about critical thinking. Problem-solving. Where to start. What to avoid. Experimentation. Going for it. Making some mistakes. Getting…
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I love science and technology, I hate school and textbooks

Hi Nano I love science and technology, I hate school and textbooks. Science is the sense of discovery & the joy of finding out, we have blended the joy of discovery and the natural joy of game-playing. This app was designed to explain scientific concepts in a fun exploratory way. Let your kids love science! What…
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tapStory: Picture Books, Reimagined

 tapStory by Owen Matthews of Playful Art - Kids are natural creators and have a burning desire to express themselves. tapStory is an iPad app that harnesses these superpowers. It enhances picture books with creative play, creating a novel immersive experience for young readers. Kids anime characters and read the story out loud, and then play back their performances—each one…
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Come sing, play and learn with three adorable Little Chickies!

  Canticos which means (little songs) is a branded collection of some of the most beloved nursery rhymes and songs from all over the Spanish-speaking world. Our first nursery rhyme is Little Chickies (”Los Pollitos”). Crack the eggs to help the Little Chickies hatch, sing along to the nursery rhyme in 8 different languages, decorate a…
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Start Your Engines #CES2016

This is my first ever CES (Consumer Electronics Show) event and the first time that I am attending a major conference and not wearing a press pass. This is my third visit to Vegas in less than three months on the business side of education, and a new fork in the road for me. I'm gearing…
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Fingerprint Acquires Two Awesome Mobile Education Companies

 Fingerprint acquires two awesome mobile education companies, Cognitive Kid, a TWA Certified Developer and Scribble Press a TWA Certified APP! Fingerprint’s library of kids’ apps, games and e-books are now over 800. This San Francisco-based company was founded by former Leapfrog executive, Nancy MacIntyre, who jets around the globe in search of the best app companies to possibly partner with. Read her…
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Teaching Kids to Code

[caption id="attachment_52783" align="alignleft" width="400"] Children are already experimenting. Teachers need the skills to keep up. San Jose Library @creativecommons[/caption] There hasn’t been this many educators and parents talking about teaching kids to code since the early 1980’s when PC’s and Macs first went mainstream.   The difference this time around is that many more people understand…
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