App Friday: Hello Summer!

Welcome to App Friday, a weekly promotion where you can download family-friendly apps at free and special prices. We’ve included a new subheading in our App Friday post called “Common Core Friendly”. It’s an attempt for educational app developers to learn about the CCSS framework, as technology becomes more rapidly adopted in the classroom. Let us know what you think. 

Participating iOS Apps:

Clicking the links below will take you to the app description, which has more information about each app. Parents and teachers, please preview the apps to understand the features before making it available in your home or classroom. Promotional pricing lasts until 8pm US PST Friday, unless extended by the developer.

The Prisoner of Carrot Castle, Storybook App. Pull the carrot to turn the page!

What About Android / NOOK / Google Play?

Exploring Common Core State Standards and Apps

Developers, do you notice any relationships between your app, and the learning goals laid out in the Common Core State Standards? Here is what this week’s #appfriday developers discovered:

  • Enchanted Dictionary ==> Language: Vocabulary & Acquisition Use (example, 3.L.6)
  • Math Guardian ==> Math: Operations & Algebraic Thinking (example, 2.OA.2)
  • Animal Crosswords ==> Reading: Foundational Skills, Phonics and Word Recognition (example, K.RFS.3)
For a mobile reference of the standards, check out the Common Core App, free to download.

News From Family-Friendly App Developers

The Global Kick Off was so fun, we’re doing it again!

Download parties are hosted on the App Friday Facebook page. These parties are an opportunity to interact directly with the developers who create the apps, while browsing app news and grabbing a few deals.

Join the festivities on Facebook at

Summer of Fun Link Exchange

It’s a “summer of fun” link exchange this week – don’t forget to check out Technology in Education for their great deals! Add links to your favorite apps, blog posts, Facebook pages – or any link that covers family-friendly apps. Please include the app name (or page name) in the Link Title, your email, and a URL. Thanks for participating!

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