Monthly Archives: September 2013

FriendStrip Kids

unnamed-1Your students have a wild imagination. Using FriendStrip in lessons or tutor time, they can embark on a journey of crazy adventures to fulfill their need of adventure. Pick a short story from our extensive library; strike the appropriate pose and voilà, your own personalized comic strip!

Fueled by your kid’s imagination, FriendStrip is a creative and family-themed activity that is suitable for everyone. All the scenarios were written and illustrated by true professionals and the application provides you with special effects and text bulls; all there’s left to do for you is to have fun! The neighborhood playground will act as crocodile-infested waters while the living room couch transforms into a giant pirate ship! And if the story isn’t to your liking? Simple! All the texts are full editable so you can change them at will!

Set your tutees a challenge to turn the provisos day, week or weekend into a comic strip. Share via Airplay and get to know the students in your group.

Meteor Math

mzm.lvxqteek.175x175-75Math meets an arcade game in Meteor Math, and you’ll want to play all day!

“Crash” meteors together to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division equations. Improve your numeracy skills as you progress through increasingly harder problems. Suitable for students of all ages… and even adults who want a fun challenge!

This app is great for tutor time competition. Can be played individually or in small teams. A great way to get students alert in the morning to improve their numeracy. Mirroring the iPad using Apple TV can share the screen with all members of the group. Or, mirror using Reflector to have multiple screens mirrored at the same time.

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Color Zen

color_zen_iconColor Zen is a new kind of puzzle game. One that invites you to put on your headphones, relax, and find your way through an abstract world of colours and shapes.

This app is great for tutor time competition. Can be played individually or in small teams. A great way to get students alert in the morning to improve their problem solving. Mirroring the iPad using Apple TV can share the screen with all members of the group. Or, mirror using Reflector to have multiple screens mirrored at the same time.

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Word Mess

504739597x356Word Mess is great for students of all ages but particularry for students in KS2-KS3 as it boosts spelling, word recognition and general knowledge. It is also being used in special education programs and by occupational therapists.

Word Mess has four different modes.
Find Mode – simple word finding, boosts visual scanning
Rhymes – find words that rhyme together. Great for little kids
Categories – boost your general knowledge with endless combinations of hundreds of categories!
Bonus Round – Odd one out. Our personal favorite!

This app is great for tutor time competition. Can be played individually or in small teams. A great way to get students alert in the morning to improve their literacy. Mirroring the iPad using Apple TV can share the screen with all members of the group. Or, mirror using Reflector to have multiple screens mirrored at the same time.

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BrainPOP Featured Movie

6125tj3ttJL._SL500_AA300_.pngGet your tutor group to learn something new every day before they have gone to a lesson!!  Bring learning to your fingertips™ with the BrainPOP Featured Movie app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Watch a different animated movie every day, then test your new knowledge with an interactive quiz – free! Great to introduce some competition as well as learning something relevant each day. Could be used for a term long competition. Mirroring the iPad screen using Apple TV or Reflector could share the video with all members of the group.

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Word Shaker HD

 mzl.xjgbutog.175x175-75Word Shaker HD Free, the word searching game with a twist. Play solo or invite up to 3 friends online and play the same boards against each other on iPad, iPhone or iPod. Compete for the top spot on the leaderboards and earn achievements!

This app is great for tutor time competition. Can be played individually or in small teams. A great way to get students alert in the morning to improve their literacy. Mirroring the iPad using Apple TV can share the screen with all members of the group. Or, mirror using Reflector to have multiple screens mirrored at the same time.

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Super Search 60

mzm.ziqrvypzHours of fun, 60 seconds at a time. The faster you find the higher your score. Cleverly managing the multipliers will see you rocket to the top of the high score table. Forget everything you think you know about Hidden Object games, this one turns the genre on it’s head with lightning fast gameplay, randomized objects (never plays the same way twice), unique aesthetic and seamless Facebook Connect integration. Simple to pick up and play, tough to master, absolutely unique and thoroughly addictive! Try to stop at just one game!

This app is great for tutor time competition. Can be played individually or in small teams. A great way to get students alert in the morning. Mirroring the iPad using Apple TV can share the screen with all members of the group. Or, mirror using Reflector to have multiple screens mirrored at the same time.

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Telegraph Pictures for iPad

456594938_icon175x175Similar to The Guardian Eyewitness app, The Telegraph Pictures app gives you a daily snapshot of the world with The Telegraph Pictures for iPad app. Ideal to use during tutor time to generate discussions about current affairs.

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The Guardian Eyewitness

The-Guardian-EyewitnessThe free Guardian Eyewitness app for iPad showcases the world’s most striking and beautiful photographs, providing a daily, visual reflection of global events. The app brings you the single image of the day that appears in full colour across the centre spread of the Guardian newspaper. Display the image on the board as students arrive to instigate discussion.

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On this day…

On_This_DayAn deal app for tutor time discussions, either project the app using Apple TV or Reflector or students can download the app and discuss the events. “On this day…” is a stylish calendar that lets you view historical events, births and deaths for any day of the year. Browse through hundreds of daily entries, share your favorites on Twitter and read related Wikipedia articles beautifully formatted within the app.

 

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