10 Top Tech Tools to Keep Your Kids Sharp This Summer!

by Carolyn Nicander Mohr
Summer breaks can last just long enough to turn your kids’ brains into mush. Getting them to strive academically during their break may be a challenge, unless you enlist tech as your tool! These tech tools help keep your kids sharp while they’re having fun, no matter what their ages. Websites, apps and other tools can challenge your kids to actually think without you having to pester them.Read the full article

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Math Vs Zombies

Zombies are attacking your house and only you can stop them... with your math-powered weapons!

Mystery Word Town - Sight Word Spelling App

Build spelling confidence with a mystery... http://www.mysterywordtown.com Available for iOS and Android News Bulletin: The Huevos Rancheros Gang stole the gold and they are hiding out amongst the good citizens of Word Town. Your Mission: Help the sheriff, a friendly and curious little ghost, recover the missing gold and catch the outlaws. Find the letters you need to solve the word puzzles... - Spelling practice integrated with a rich, immersive game experience - Unlimited user accounts - create your own avatar and save your game progress - 3 skill levels and 2 game modes provide a highly customizable and flexible learning experience for a range of ages - Optional audio hints speak the words from the selected word list - Visual hints provide scaffolding for difficult words - Quirky characters and backstory are revealed as you recover the missing gold and capture the outlaws - Promotes strategic and critical thinking ________________________________ CUSTOMIZE SKILLS FOR SPECIFIC WORDS AND ABILITY: Designed to support classroom learning, Mystery Word Town provides a unique and engaging way to practice spelling for kids ages 6-12 and up. Each player can customize various skills and play modes to suit their age, interest and ability: - Select from 3 custom word lists, created in collaboration with teachers and based on Fry high frequency words and sight words 2 game modes: - Listen Then Spell - listen to the word audio, then spell the word - Spell Your Own - spell any word you want to solve the puzzle, validated against an extensive dictionary ________________________________ UNLIMITED USER ACCOUNTS: Add as many custom profiles as you like. Individual game settings and progress are saved in each player profile. Create different profiles, each tailored for specific practice and abilities. ________________________________ MADE BY EDUCATIONAL GAME DESIGNERS The game designers at Artgig Apps come from a background of educational software development and we put lots of TLC into every detail of each app we create to ensure a fun and engaging learning experience. We include kids, parents and teachers in our app development and testing to make sure our apps are exceptional tools that kids want to use again and again. We welcome your comments, suggestions and feedback. Thanks for playing Mystery Word Town! ________________________________ Looking for mystery math practice? Also available - Mystery Math Town and Mystery Math Museum For more Artgig Apps and demo videos: http://www.artgigapps.com

Tynker | Immersive Game Worlds for Kids to Learn Programming

Tynker's vision is to enable kids to make anything they imagine. Build games. Publish apps. Command drones and robots. Control hardware and toys. To do this, kids need to be motivated to learn the basics of programming. Tynker’s fun and easy approach has introduced more than 23 million kids to programming. Now, we’ve made the learning experience even more fun and engaging! Our new Tynker Coding Adventures are immersive game-worlds cleverly designed to teach kids programming as they complete missions. Each Adventure is a 16-week online programming course that enables kids to make their own games and publish directly to mobile devices. Pledge early to enjoy our best savings and rewards! www.tynker.com/ks