Several Educational app developers have teamed up to raise funds to support the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. For the 8th and 9th of November, TOTAL sales of selected apps will go to the relief fund. For a full list of developers and apps involved, please check out the Jellybean Tunes website.
I have not personally used all the apps on the list, but I’m going to highlight the ones I do know of. I’m sure the others are of high-quality too.
AbiTalk are donating proceeds from their 4th Grade Science Reading Comprehension app to the appeal. This is an iPad only app. I own several AbiTalk apps and I am intending on reviewing them soon. I find them very handy and my children enjoy using them. If you would like to try before you buy, you should download the free lite version of the app.
Golden Communications LLC are donating proceeds from both of their iPad apps, both priced at $1.99. I reviewed Enchanted Dictionary 4-6th Grade earlier this year. Here is a basic rundown of both apps.
Enchanted Dictionary 4 – 6th Grade
Dictionary Game where students rearrange words to form (sentences) definitions of words. More than 650 words are organised alphabetically in Subject Categories and Subcategories. You can also add you own words and definitions in any category or subcategory, or you can create your own categories and subcategories related to specific topics, themes and subjects. Although the App is designed for children in years 4 to 6, it is useful for a wider range of ages.
Enchanted Dictionary 7-12th Grade
Similar to the above version, but featuring content related to subjects covered in high school. There are over 800 words available and, as in the 4th – 6th Grade version, you can add your own words and definitions, and your own categories and subcategories.
I own both of the apps Melissa Northway is including in this appeal. Both are entertaining eBooks suitable for early childhood. Again, I haven’t reviewed them yet but they are “on the list.” In the meantime, take my word for it that they are lots of fun. There are separate versions for each of the titles for iPhone and iPad. The links to the iTunes store are beside each app. Please excuse the departure from my usual formatting, but I have to rush this blog post off before I head off again.
Penelope the Purple Pirate is available for iPad for $2.99, and iPhone for $1.99 Check out the YouTube trailer below to see the quality you will be getting with this app.
Gerry the Giraffe is the other of Melissa’s apps that is equally as charming as Penelope. It is available for iPad for $2.99 and iPhone for $1.99.
The apps above are just a sample of those involved with this appeal. Please check the list at Jellybean Tunes to see the full list of developers and apps, including a few by Jellybean Tunes themselves.