Guest Post: Developing Apps for Classroom Use

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Today’s guest post is by Julie Landry Laviolette, founder of Story Bayou, Inc. She discusses the challenges of developing apps for the classroom. Her book app, Brush of Truth, has been recognized nationally for its appeal to reluctant readers. Brush Continue reading

Guest Post: Six Awesome NYC Mobile Learning Tech Startups

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Today’s guest blogger, Jillian Terry, is a former teacher who writes about education-related topics. She is especially interested in how technology is shaping the future of education. You can read more from Jillian at The recent rise in mobile Continue reading

Interview: Chocolapps on Educational Mobile Apps


We recently wrote about Chocolapps, a European edutainment company, that creates interactive e-books and apps for young children. We caught up with the Chocolapps team to learn more about their strategy and how their apps can help kids learn. Check Continue reading

Chocolapps Creates Interactive E-Books for Kids


Navigating the App Store can be daunting, especially when you’re looking for kid-appropriate, educational apps and games. The space is getting crowded and it can be hard to sort through the noise. We recently checked out apps created by Chocolapps Continue reading

Duck Duck Moose Secures $7 Million for Apps for Kids

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Duck Duck Moose today announced they secured $7 million in Series A funding from Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners, along with Stanford University. The San Francisco-based startup creates educational mobile apps for children and has released fourteen apps to date. Founded Continue reading

Launchpad Toys Co-founder on Inspiring Storytelling in Youngsters

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We wrote yesterday about the recent study from Launchpad Toys, which found their app Toontastic improved creativity and storytelling among young students. Intrigued by their recent success and noble mission, we connected with co-founder, Andy Russell, to learn more about the Continue reading

Finding Top Learning Apps for Kids with YogiPlay


The app marketplace is crowded and it can be tough to find trusted and effective educational apps for kids. Educational apps for kids must strike a fine balance of being both educational but also fun. Parents don’t want to drop Continue reading

An iPad at Every Desk: Using Tablet Technology in the Classroom


Consider a hypothetical situation where every student in the class gets an iPad. It could even be built into a desk so that it doesn’t get misplaced in between batches of students. The teacher would have his or her own Continue reading