App Friday: Open Source

Welcome to App Friday, a weekly gathering of family-friendly apps. One of my favorite things about App Friday is when it has a life of it’s own. We’re all joint owners of the promotion, and the more participation, the bigger the buzz. To help, Anahelena of Kid-Capsule programmed some appfriday code to share….which means now you can pop these deals into your very own blog or website (see details in the post). Enjoy!

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.

What About Android / NOOK / Google Play / Windows?

  • 77 Sparx, developer of Puzzingo and Stack N Puzzles, also available across platforms
  • Heppi Apps, developer of “Bo’s” series of apps, also available across platforms
  • Sunshine Musicals, developer of Snow Queen app, also available across platforms

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 ==> NxtApp4Kids and Play Zone

Play Zone – Examples of standards this app could help instigate:
  • K.CC.4 Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
  • K.CC.5 Count to answer “how many?” 
  • K.OA.1 Represent addition and subtraction with objects
  • K.OA.5 Fluently add and subtract within 5
  • 1.OA.5 Relate counting to addition and subtraction
NxtApp 4 Kids – Examples of standards this app could help instigate:
  • K.OA.5 Fluently add and subtract within 5 
  • 1.OA.6 Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10
  • 1.NBT.1 Extend the counting sequence
  • 2.OA.1 Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction
  • 2.OA.2 Add and subtract within 20
  • 3.OA.9 Identify arithmetic patterns
  • 4.OA.5 Generate and analyze patterns. 
  • 4.NBT.4 Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm
  • 5.OA.3 Analyze patterns and relationships.
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!

App Friday: Get the CODE and Share!

Heppi 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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