Legends of Learning is an engaging set of science games and online activities designed for students in grades 3-8. The system is designed for classroom use, but could be adapted to family use. It features lots of content that is aligned with the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).
Traffic Racer – Wild Run Car Racing is a fun app that allows users to take the wheel of virtual racing car navigating freeway traffic. The user has control of the make/model of the car, its color, and a host of other options. There are also various options to customize game play. The main drawback is the extreme number of advertisements that run after nearly every click in the app.
Romeo and Juliet’s Secrets is a creative and entertaining interactive ebook that makes the famous Shakespearean play more accessible with modern language narration and historical background and information.
App Info Price: Overview WordStory-Word Search Puzzles & Brain Games is a series of word puzzles that begin on a 3 x 3 grid of letters. Players are challenged to connect the letters to make two words suggested by the number of letters in each word. The letter boards provided can easily make many combinations, …
App Info Price: Overview Code Adventures provides young children with the perfect system to learn foundational ideas about computer programming. Each level presents an increasingly challenging task to for the small furry character to accomplish, and children will need to exercise logic, sequencing, and creativity skills to incorporate new commands and put everything in the …
App Info Price: Overview Incredibox allows users to control a band of “beatboxers” who make a variety of sounds that can be put together to create short musical clips. Drag accessories to the characters, and they will begin to make a matching sound. Creations can be recorded and shared, and the app includes unlockable hints …
Black Blue is a fun and unique puzzle app that challenges players to choose the best starting point for their color when tracing complex shapes so that they cover more of the shape than the opponent’s color.
Fitness Race is a fun app that may motivate even reluctant users to exercise more. Users can collect steps on their phone’s step counter by exercising or even just during everyday activities, then use them to move forward in their race and beat opponents.
Croc’s World Construction Kit allows users not only to play an almost infinite number and variety of levels in this game, but it also offers the tools for ambitious players to create and share their own creative level designs.
Jumping Miner is a cute arcade-style app that is simple to learn and takes quite a bit of skill to master. Developers have included over 1000 levels, so there is a huge amount of content here for dedicated players.
Taskmenizer is a stream-lined task management app that is attractive because of its simplicity. It covers the basics of setting up, assigning, and reminding about tasks, and it can attach files to those tasks for sharing.
Fruit Heroes Tale is an entertaining and unique marriage of match-three board games and battle-based games. Players have the challenge of numerous leveled match-three boards, and success on the boards increases the player’s battle capabilities.
997 Escape Games-Jealous of Love is an enjoyable escape-the-room type puzzle that will give players hours of enjoyment. There are many novel puzzles, and players will need to be on their toes to solve them all.
DEDOC Chat is a privacy and security app that allows users to send and receive coded messages with varying degrees of complexity and privacy. It’s perfect for users who wish to send any sort of private or sensitive information over chat and want to make sure the information does not go beyond the intended recipient.
EZVid is a great free option for a host of video-editing options that will please most amateur enthusiasts. Use it to add a personal touch to video clips before you share them on social media or send them to friends.
NHL Figures League is a fun fantasy sports app focused on hockey. Fans of both the sport and fantasy sports action will enjoy the app, which has many levels of competition and capability to collect figures.
Light Medley is a simple and repetitive game that challenges players’ memory, attention, and sequencing skills. Each level presents one more light in the series that must be duplicated, creating an on-going challenge to improve the score.
993 Mine Escape is a fun escape-the-room puzzle app that offers hours of gaming time complete with challenging puzzles that will put your mental capabilities to the test. Be observant, and you just might be able to solve the puzzles and escape from the mine.
Pigs & Bricks is an old-fashioned arcade game in the style of “Frogger” that challenges players to hop their pig across logs moving in opposite directions in a river. Obstacles and enemies are added with each successive level, making the game harder and harder as you progress.
Skiplit is a highly-entertaining and possibly addictive “bounce the ball into the goal” app. The extra twists and challenges, such as moving barriers and multiple balls in play, will keep even experienced players intrigued.
Catch the Shapeshifter is a unique and challenging visual perception, attention, and focus puzzle that could quickly become addicting. Spot the Shapeshifter and other creatures that change their shapes as they drift across amazing and fantastic 3-D backdrops.
Journey of Haha is a fun puzzle/adventure app that challenges players to collect items, solve puzzles, defeat enemies, and unlock doors to move to the next level. Players need to use their wits and their common sense to meet the challenges as they help Haha find the ancient artifact that she seeks in the castle.
Blimp Code is a computer programming puzzle that will challenge reading comprehension, memory, and logic skills as players follow along with tutorials and hints, and then attempt to solve the puzzles to save the world.
While the Hour of Code event seems to be growing in popularity each year, don’t wait until then to download these apps. Your kids will enjoy these all year, some may become permanent residents on your device.
Thanks to the advances in technology educators and parents have more options available to them to make learning history fun. Apps can be a great tool to present material in an interactive and entertaining way. The apps included in our recommendations are not only educational, but also entertaining. Some apps may be rated age 9+.
CK-12 offers a comprehensive system of review resources and practice questions that will help students get ahead in school. The app does a thorough job of covering vital ideas in elementary math as well as middle and high school high school math and science.
Inventioneers opens the door to creative and inventive play by challenging users to solve problems. Users can position objects and tiny helpers called Inventioneers to accomplish each goal while learning about physics concepts.
Winky Think Logic Puzzles is an outstanding app that will provide hours of productive play value to children from preschool age on up. Everyone will benefit from exercising their logic, problem-solving, and thinking skills and everyone will enjoy the fun puzzles.
Based on a Canadian animated television show, Oh No! It’s an Alien Invasion: Turret Alert is a moderately entertaining game for older elementary and middle school age kids. Unlike many game apps, this is child friendly with no IAP’s (in app purchases) or unprotected external links.