App Friday: Turbo Boost

Welcome to App Friday, a weekly promotion of family-friendly apps at free and special prices. We will be Turbo Boosting to make up for my quiet vacation mode last week. Check out apps for Apple devices, apps for Android devices, and some apps with relevance to the Common Core standards. For real-time fun, join us on the App Friday Facebook page to connect with developers, details below.

Participating Apps:

Clicking the links 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.

Builda makes a plan to put old bikes to good use, in the Builda the Re-bicycler storybook

What About Android / NOOK / Google Play / Windows?

Common Core 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 we discovered:

From developer of ==> Montessori Letter Sounds

Foundational skills for Kindergartners. Phonics and Word recognition 2. Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes). d.Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonent-vowel-consonent, or CVC) words.* (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.) 3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. a. Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or many of the most frequent sound for each consonant.”

From developer of ==> Learn to Read at Corvid Apps

RF.K.1. Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. RF.K.2. Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes). RF.K.3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Teachers, what do you think? For a mobile reference of the standards, check out the Common Core App, free to download.

Community News

Around-the-World On Facebook

Join app developers on the App Friday Facebook page for some real-time conversation. Gatherings start at 10:00am San Francisco time, and 10:00am Paris time. Posts about your app news are welcome, along with greetings in your local language (we LOVE that!). Chime in to see who is there – you might make a great connection!

  • 10:00 am Paris time – hosted by Karen Robertson of Treasure Kai (her last international party before moving to the US!)
  • 10:00 am San Francisco time – hosted by Agata of Next is Great
  • World Clock for timezone conversions

Link Exchange

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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