Friday, March 22, 2013

Toy Story: Smash It!

Toy Story Smash It! is a new Disney game that puts you in the space boots of Buzz Lightyear. It's a fairly simple game along the same lines of Angry Birds. You play as Buzz and the object is to throw a ball at objects to knock them down. You control the trajectory of the throw as well as the position of where Buzz is standing. The challenge comes in finding the right angle in which to throw as to cause maximum damage with each throw. A simple yet fun game, Toy Story: Smash It! will entertain kids and adults alike!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Toca Kitchen

Toca Kitchen is one of many fantastic apps by Toca Boca. Aisde from being a really fun cooking game, it teaches concepts like cause and effect, as well as some basic cooking concepts. For instance, it doesn't take long to figure out that no-one likes raw sausage in a blender! Kids will have tons of fun trying to figure out which character likes which foods and how to cook it. All of the Toca Apps are really great, but this one is sure to be a big hit.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Civil War Today

Interested in the Civil war?
Check out the History Channel's Civil War Today app - follow along as it recaps the Civil War in real time.  It is a daily interactive broadsheet newspaper - fantastically full of primary source materials, photos, journal entries, battle maps, and much more.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Angry Birds in Space

Angry Birds in Space is the newest Angry Birds app to hit the market. Like the previous version the evil pigs have stolen the birds eggs which makes them... well... angry. There are a few new birds but the really great addition to the fourth app in the Angry Birds lineup is the physics of space. Shooting the birds into space and around planets is challenging yet still very entertaining. This could be the best Angry Birds app yet!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Zen Bound/Zen Bound 2

Zen Bound and Zen Bound 2 for the iPad and iPod touch is a great game for someone that is learning to use the iDevices touch controls. You start with a block of wood that has a string attached to it. Using the touch screen, you manipulate the block of wood to get the string wrapped around it. As the string touches new areas of the wood it paints it. The object of the game is to paint as much of the wood as possible with as little string as possible. The game progressively gets harder with different shaped blocks of wood and shorter and shorter amounts of string.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Apps in space

The Star Walk and NASA apps are two excellent sources that can take you to the final frontier!

Star Walk is an awesome app that comes in versions for the iPad and the iPod. The app enables you to point your device at the sky, day or night, and find out what stars, constellations, planets and satellites are in that location in real time. Touch an object to zoom in and get more information. Very cool!
The NASA app collects an extensive selection of news, images and video from various online NASA sources. You can get NASA mission info, live streaming of NASA TV, and NASA video all at your fingertips.

Frog Dissection

Frog Dissection is a greener alternative for teaching dissection in the classroom. This iPad app is suitable for middle-school students who are learning about organs and organ systems in science class. Students can try dissecting a virtual specimen with all the trappings that come with the real procedure-minus the mess. The app comes with all the dissection tools and detailed instructions to complete the procedure. Once dissection is complete, the frog’s organs are exposed for further study with vivid 3D images to will help students visualize the internal organs. The app also has information on the different types of frogs, frogs’ life cycle, anatomical comparison of frogs with humans and an interactive quiz.