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5 Best Educational Apps that are Actually Fun (via @iphonelife)

5 Best Educational Apps that are Actually Fun (via @iphonelife)

5 Best Educational Apps that are Actually Fun (via @iphonelife)

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Star Walk 2: The Night Sky Map

Price: 2.99
Version: 2.12.0
Release Date: 2014-08-21T01:42:43Z
Content Advisory Rating: 4+
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Star Walk 2 is an exquisite stargazing app enabling you to explore the night sky through the screen of your device. Make an effortless journey through thousands of stars, comets, constellations, and other celestial bodies. All you have to do is point your device to the sky! ⁕ BEST OF 2014: The next generation of the best-selling Star Walk, winner of Apple Design Award, used by over 10 million people ⁕ The app taps your device’s sensors and the GPS to determine the exact position of stars, planets, constellations, comets, ISS, satellites, meteor showers, etc., in the night sky. “She’s a beauty.”- The Next Web “Star Walk 2 is a terrific introduction to astronomy for young and old. It’s also handy for serious stargazers for observing planning.” - TUAW “Star Walk 2 is visually stunning.” - PCmag “This is a very beautiful and unusual application that turns your phone into a real planetarium.” - Free apps for me “For those who enjoy the original app, Star Walk 2 is worth the upgrade — the interface is gorgeous. Anyone with even a passing interest in astronomy should grab Star Walk 2.” - iLounge “It is worth every penny.” - PadGadget Star Walk 2 in travel & tourism industry: ‘Rapa Nui Stargazing’ based on Easter Island uses Star Walk 2 for sky observations during its astronomical tours. ‘Nakai Resorts Group’ in the Maldives uses Star Walk 2 during astronomy meetings for its guests. Main features: ◆ Map of the sky in real time ◆ Stunning 3D models of constellations and other sky objects ◆ “Time machine” ◆ Deep sky objects ◆ Info about celestial bodies and sky events ◆ The sky at different wavelengths ◆ Augmented reality mode ◆ Night mode ◆ "What's new" section with the latest astronomical news ◆ "Visible Tonight" section ◆ Siri Shortcuts to observe the celestial events quicker than ever* ► Star Walk 2 shows the real-time map of the sky on your screen in whatever direction you are pointing the device. As you hold your phone up and point it towards the sky, the star map follows your motions using the built-in gyroscope to match the map on your screen to the stars seen from your location. ► What's up in the sky tonight? Open the "Visible Tonight" section of Star Walk 2 and quickly find out all upcoming astronomical events and celestial objects visible for your location. ► Be aware of the latest news from the world of space and astronomy. The app's "What's new" section will tell you about the most outstanding celestial events in time. ► Create shortcuts to take your stargazing experience to a whole new level. Go to the "Visible Tonight" section and add the shortcut to Siri. Next time when you want to access the list of astronomy events for your location, ask Siri and get it quicker than ever. ► Touching a clock-face icon at the upper-right corner of the screen allows you to select any date and time and watch the sky of different periods. ► Get a deeper understanding of the constellation`s scale and place in the night sky. Enjoy observing wonderful 3D models of constellations, turn them upside down, read their stories. ► Find and study deep sky objects such as meteor showers, planetary nebulae, star clusters, etc. ► The night-mode will make your stargazing at night time more comfortable. Star Walk 2 is the sequel to the original Star Walk, which is one of the most popular apps for stargazing. New in Star Walk 2: -Incredible 3D models of celestial bodies -All-new stunning design -New interface in vibrant colours for retina displays -Atmospheric visual and sound effects, stirring soundtrack -Exclusive handcrafted artwork for constellations The app contains In-App Purchases. *Siri Shortcuts feature is available for users of iOS 12 or later. If you enjoy exploring the stars, then our app is a must-have for your arsenal. Start your best stargazing experience right now!
Release Notes:
We update Star Walk 2 regularly to make it better for you. If you like the app, please take a moment to rate us on the App Store and leave a review. Your feedback is highly appreciated. Feel free to contact us at support@vitotechnology.com with any questions, comments or suggestions.

Grammar Pop HD

Developer : HPHLP
Price: 1.99
Version: 1.3
Release Date: 2013-08-22T07:00:00Z
Content Advisory Rating: 4+
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The award-winning Grammar Girl presents Grammar Pop: A fun word game for adults and a great way for kids to learn parts of speech. Match words with parts-of-speech, pop clouds, and progress from nouns and verbs to gerunds and participles. The sentences get longer, the parts of speech get harder, and the timer gets shorter as you pop more clouds and advance through the game. You won’t even know you’re learning! THIS VERSION IS FOR THE IPAD. TESTIMONIALS “Unlike anything I've seen...Fun to play a 'smart' game.” —Beth St. James, graphic designer, artist, and mom “As a licensed teacher I'd strongly recommend it to middle or high school English students.” —Scott Miniea, grammar enthusiast “My 3rd & 4th grades sons loved it!...The 3rd grade son struggles with spelling and grammar. He really got into the game.” —Jennifer Whitmer, elementary school administrator and mother of four “As an adult I enjoyed being able to brush up on my skills...A very valuable classroom tool.” —Salina Gibson, author “I teach a college grammar class and I think the repetition of identifying parts of a sentence would help my students tremendously.” —Timi Ross Poeppelman, college professor AWARDS FOR GRAMMAR GIRL Grammar Girl products have a proven track record for excellence in education. 2012 International Reading Association Teachers’ Choice (for "Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students") 2016 Best Education Podcast – Academy of Podcasters 2015 101 Best Websites for Writers – Writer's Digest Grammar Girl has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show as a grammar expert, is a regular radio guest, and has been featured in Business Week, the New York Times, CNN, Reader’s Digest, the Washington Post, and USA Today. She has written seven books on grammar, including "Grammar Girl Presents The Ultimate Writing Guide for Students," which is used in many classrooms and has been offered through Scholastic book fairs.
Release Notes:
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate. In this version, we updated the app to work with iOS 11, made the help section more visible by putting a help button in the main playing area, and updated and added a small number of sentences.

Duolingo - Language Lessons

Price: 0.0
Version: 6.134.1
Release Date: 2012-11-13T08:00:00Z
Content Advisory Rating: 4+
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Learn a new language with the world’s most-downloaded education app! Duolingo is the fun, free app for learning 35+ languages through quick, bite-sized lessons. Practice speaking, reading, listening, and writing to build your vocabulary and grammar skills. Designed by language experts and loved by hundreds of millions of learners worldwide, Duolingo helps you prepare for real conversations in Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German, English, and more. Whether you’re learning a language for travel, school, career, family and friends, or your brain health, you’ll love learning with Duolingo. Why Duolingo? • Duolingo is fun and effective. Game-like lessons and fun characters help you build solid speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills. • Duolingo works. Designed by language experts, Duolingo has a science-based teaching methodology proven to foster long-term language retention. • Track your progress. Work toward your language learning goals with playful rewards and achievements when you make practicing a daily habit! • Join the community. With 300+ million learners worldwide, you’re part of a language community on Duolingo. • Every language course is free. Learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Turkish, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, Ukrainian, Esperanto, Polish, Greek, Hungarian, Norwegian, Hebrew, Welsh, Arabic, Latin, Hawaiian, Scottish Gaelic, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, English, and even High Valyrian! What the world is saying about Duolingo: “Far and away the best language-learning app.” —The Wall Street Journal “This free app and website is among the most effective language-learning methods I’ve tried… lessons come in the form of brief challenges — speaking, translating, answering multiple-choice questions — that keep me coming back for more.” —The New York Times “Duolingo may hold the secret to the future of education.” — TIME Magazine “...Duolingo is cheerful, lighthearted and fun…” — Forbes If you like Duolingo, try Duolingo Plus for 7 days free! Learn a language fast with no ads, and get fun perks like Mastery Quiz to measure how much you’ve learned and downloadable courses for learning wherever you go! If you choose to purchase Duolingo Plus, payment will be charged to your iTunes account, and your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your settings in the iTunes Store after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. Privacy Policy: https://www.duolingo.com/privacy Terms of Service: https://www.duolingo.com/terms
Release Notes:
Our mascot owl, Duo, is trading in his usual diet of mice for bugs this week. Yup, we’re squashing those pesky bugs to make the experience better for all of you. For more Duolingo news, contests and product releases, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @duolingo.

Stack the States®

Price: 2.99
Version: 2.9
Release Date: 2010-09-13T23:40:10Z
Content Advisory Rating: 4+
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Stack the States® makes learning about the 50 states fun! Watch the states actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game! As you learn state capitals, shapes, geographic locations, flags and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated states anywhere on the screen. Carefully build a stack of states that reaches the checkered line to win each level. You earn a random state for every successfully completed level. All of your states appear on your own personalized map of the United States. Try to collect all 50! As you earn more states, you begin to unlock the four free bonus games: Map It, Pile Up, Puzzler and Capital Drop. Four games in one! HAVE FUN LEARNING ALL ABOUT THE 50 STATES: ▸ Capitals ▸ State shapes ▸ Abbreviations ▸ Bordering states ▸ Location on the map ▸ Nicknames ▸ Flags ...and more! FEATURES: ▸ Hundreds of unique questions ▸ Interactive map and 50 state flash cards ▸ Choose any of the 50 friendly-looking states as your avatar ▸ Create up to six player profiles ▸ Collect all 50 states and track your progress on a personalized map ▸ Earn FREE bonus games: Map It, Pile Up, Puzzler and Capital Drop ▸ High resolution pictures of famous US landmarks ▸ All games are powered by a realistic physics engine ▸ Fun sound effects and music ▸ iPhone 4 and new iPad Retina Display support ▸ Works on both iPhone and iPad - a universal app FIVE GAMES IN ONE: STACK THE STATES: Build tall piles with states and try to reach the checkered line. MAP IT: Tap the location of the selected state on the map. Try to complete the whole country. PILE UP: The states are piling up! Tap them quickly to get rid of them before they pile too high. PUZZLER: Sit back and relax as you slide the states around and put them together like a jigsaw puzzle. CAPITAL DROP: Match states with their capitals in this fast-paced bonus game. Don't let a state fall! Stack the States® is an educational app for all ages that's actually FUN to play. Try it now and enjoy five games for the price of one! PRIVACY DISCLOSURE Stack the States®: - Does not contain 3rd party ads. - Does not contain in-app purchases. - Does not contain integration with social networks. - Does not use 3rd party analytics / data collection tools. - Does include links to apps by Dan Russell-Pinson in the iTunes App Store (via LinkShare). For more information on our privacy policy please visit: http://dan-russell-pinson.com/privacy/
Release Notes:
Fixed "black screen" / non-loading issue for devices with non-English language

Stack the Countries®

Price: 2.99
Version: 3.0
Release Date: 2011-02-15T18:57:12Z
Content Advisory Rating: 4+
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- Featured on the TODAY show! - Editor's Choice Award! - Children's Technology Review - "Stack the Countries is worth every penny and this is an educational purchase that you absolutely will not regret." - The iPhone Mom Stack the Countries® makes learning about the world fun! Watch the countries actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game! As you learn country capitals, landmarks, geographic locations and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated countries anywhere on the screen. Carefully build a stack of countries that reaches the checkered line to win each level. You earn a random country for every successfully completed level. All of your countries appear on your own personalized maps of the continents. Try to collect all 193! As you earn more countries, you begin to unlock the free bonus games: Map It! and Pile Up! Three games in one! CONTROL YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE: You can choose to focus on just one specific continent or play the whole world. You can also select which types of questions are asked. LEARN BEFORE YOU PLAY: Stack the Countries provides 193 country flash cards and colorful interactive maps of the continents. Use them to brush up on your world geography before you play or as a handy reference tool. HAVE FUN LEARNING ALL ABOUT THE COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: ▸ Capitals ▸ Landmarks ▸ Major Cities ▸ Continents ▸ Border Countries ▸ Languages ▸ Flags ▸ Country Shapes FEATURES: ▸ More than 1000 unique questions ▸ 193 flash cards -- one for each country! ▸ Interactive maps of the continents ▸ Collect all 193 countries and track your progress on personalized maps ▸ Earn FREE bonus games: Map It! and Pile Up! ▸ Play in English, Spanish and French ▸ Works on both iPhone and iPad - a universal app ▸ Create up to six player profiles ▸ Choose any of the friendly-looking countries as your avatar ▸ High resolution pictures of famous world landmarks ▸ All games are powered by a realistic physics engine ▸ Fun sound effects and music ▸ iPhone 4 Retina Display support THREE GAMES IN ONE: STACK THE COUNTRIES: Build tall piles of countries and try to reach the checkered line. MAP IT: Tap the location of the selected country on the map. Try to complete the whole continent! PILE UP: The countries are piling up! Identify and tap them quickly to get rid of them before they reach the top. Stack the Countries® is an educational app for all ages that's actually FUN to play. Try it now and enjoy three games for the price of one! PRIVACY DISCLOSURE: Stack the Countries®: - Does not contain 3rd party ads. - Does not contain in-app purchases. - Does not contain integration with social networks. - Does not use 3rd party analytics / data collection tools. - Does include links to apps by Dan Russell-Pinson in the iTunes App Store (via Performance Horizon). For more information on our privacy policy please visit: http://dan-russell-pinson.com/privacy/
Release Notes:
- Updated data with most recent country names, capitals and flags. - Added support for full screen and notch

Yousician - Your Music Teacher

Developer : Yousician Ltd
Price: 0.0
Version: 4.39.0
Release Date: 2015-02-26T20:23:19Z
Content Advisory Rating: 4+
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Yousician is your personal music tutor for the digital age, covering Guitar, Singing, Ukulele and Bass! Learn and play thousands of songs on your real instrument with clear, instant feedback as the app listens along. Start your free trial today and experience all we have to offer! Learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever you want. The app listens to you play and gives instant feedback on your accuracy and timing. Our curriculum, designed by expert music teachers, will help musicians of all levels improve, from complete beginners to professionals. Step-by-step video tutorials guide you through each lesson. Fun and addictive gameplay tracks your progress and keeps you motivated to practice and learn. You’ll be amazed how fast your skills advance. So simply go grab your guitar, bass or ukulele, or go sit at your piano or keyboard, and start playing now! Who is this for? • Singers, Pianists, Guitarists, Bass & Ukulele players • Complete beginners • Advanced & professional musicians • Music teachers What is included? • Over 1,500 missions & exercises, with hundreds of videos, covering all the skills you need: sight reading sheet music, classical and pop songs for Piano, and for Guitar and ukulele you’ll learn chords, strumming, melodies, lead, fingerpicking and more. • Yousician also teaches you music theory and Includes special trainers for each skill & chord. • A Weekly Challenge, where you can compete with friends and millions of Yousicians worldwide. How does it work? • It listens to you sing or play the piano, guitar, bass or ukulele • It gives you instant feedback on your performance • It takes you through awesome songs and step-by-step tutorials that suit your playing level • It makes learning fun with rewarding gameplay and challenges __ SELF-LEARNERS Yousician has been developed with the world’s most innovative and experienced music teachers. It is perfectly suited for self-learning or as a supplement to learning with a teacher. With step-by-step tutorials and constant feedback you can always be sure you’re playing right. PLAY WITH PIANO / GUITAR / BASS / UKULELE Yousician is played with a real instrument, and requires no additional equipment. The phone’s microphone listens to you play and the app tells you how you’re performing. PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION Subscribe for unlimited and uninterrupted playtime across all platforms. Subscriptions are annual and monthly. Prices may vary in different countries. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s iTunes Account Settings. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription. ABOUT YOUSICIAN Yousician is the largest and fastest growing music educator in the world with over 10 million users. We believe musicality can and should be as commonplace as literacy. • https://yousician.com/privacy-notice • https://yousician.com/terms-of-service SUPPORT Are you having problems? Visit support.yousician.com to use our Knowledge Base or contact us directly with your questions. Feedback and suggestions? Login and make your voice heard at feedback.yousician.com Join the Yousician community on Facebook and Twitter: • https://www.facebook.com/yousician • https://twitter.com/yousician Download our other app: GuitarTuna, the #1 tuner app worldwide
Release Notes:
Our new Spotlight course series launches with Jason Mraz, two time GRAMMY-Award winning singer-songwriter. In his Spotlight course, Jason shares full song performances, custom instruction for playing and speaks about his musical journey. Check yousician.com/jasonmraz for more info. Love the app? Rate us! We’d love to hear your feedback Any questions? Visit support.yousician.com and reach out to our support team!
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