Category: App Reviews

Hands on Review: Sam Labs STEAM Kit

Sam Lab Steam Kit

Thanks to MicroK12, I was able to spend some hands-on time with the STEAM Kit from Sam Labs. In this review, I put the STEAM kit through a variety of tests and scenarios. Overall, this product is a winner and

Inspire Curiosity and Creative Thinking with Wonderbox

I have been spending time with the recently released Wonderbox for iOS. I have been impressed with the depth and content the app provides children. Wonderbox is completely free and promotes itself for all ages but in reality elementary age children

Shutterfly Photo Story iPad App Preview

Shutterfly is launching an amazing classroom resource called Shutterfly Photo Story.  Most of us are familiar with the high quality and fast turn around Shutterfly offers for pictures, picture books, and calendars.  Now, Shutterfly is taking their expertise to empower

Remind, formerly Remind101, adds interactivity component

Hot off the presses!  Remind (formerly Remind101), one of our favorite tools for connecting classrooms with students and parents, has added a new component that allows for student and parents to interact with one of four stamps (including a check,

Hands on: Exo Labs 1 and Accessories

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Exo Labs released the Exo Labs Camera and accessories to the public last summer.  There has been great buzz around this product and we were happy to get our hands on the equipment and put it

App Review: Dream X Mindmap App for iOS

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Enjoy! Dream X (iOS App Store)

Meet the NCCE Conference App… download now and play-n-plan this weekend!

We are just days away from the start of NCCE 2014 in Seattle and if you haven’t downloaded the NCCE Conference App yet, now is the time! Why the conference app?  It is your connection to information about the conference.

Wanted: Your Favorite ChromeBook Plugins and Apps


Much like the iPad in 2010, the ChromeBook is finding a home in budget-conscious classrooms across the country.  I certainly understand the lure: they are cheap, quite functional and incredibly easy to mange with Google’s excellent set management tools. However,

App Review: Halftone 2

Halftone 2 - App Icon

iPad critics everywhere like to point out that the device, about to celebrate its 4th birthday, wasn’t designed as a content creation device, but a content consumption device. While that may have been true of the initial iPad apps available