Some of the apps the kids currently like are “educational apps” according to the apple store.

BrainPop has expanded it’s offering by adding all the videos and quizzes from the website to what was a “video of the day” app. You can choose from different levels of subscription or if you already subscribe to the website version, it is free.

My daughter has been enjoying a flashcard app. with me. You can create your own cards or import Quizlet cards directly into the program and edit them if you wish. The app. keeps track of how many you miss and sorts them for review.

My daughter also really enjoys an app. about art. You can search or browse by artists, see their work, learn about their lives, and connect to online sources for even more info.

An app. both kids have enjoyed is called “more food buffet”. You get to choose countries off the globe and create food from different cuisines. The program let’s you “build” sushi rolls, enchiladas, hamburgers, and more from the basic ingredients. There are built in challenges that let you open more locations as well.

I just discovered a spelling app. that lets you create custom lists and record yourself saying the words for later practice/ testing. So far it looks pretty cool.

I am impressed with all the possibilities. We also have streaming video available from the Smithsonian Channel, Discovery Channel, PBS, and more.

iPod Games

We have recently been playing some games on the iPod that we have played in the past in other formats. I thought I would share some of them.

First is the mobile version of Ticket to Ride. You can play against computer opponents, against someone in the room with pass and play, or via wifi.

Further down are Scribblenauts, Tangrams, Zooloretto, the Amazeing Labyrinth, Mad Libs, Mancala, and Backgammon.