App Friday March 10th, 2017

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Build and play with wacky cars in Fiete Cars (free), draw and explore in Artie’s World, practice math with Swedish Long Division, and learn some coding with Freggers Play. Plus, a warning about CloudPets soft toys, and discover the STEM superhero of Sesame Street.

Garry Froehlich 
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Fiete Cars
by Ahoiii Entertainment

Fiete Cars is an iOS app that allows boys and girls, from 5 years and up, to be the creators. In Fiete Cars kids can collect wacky cars, build customized tracks, invent their own stories and decide whether they want to do high-speed stunts, adventurous chases or leisurely drives.

Fiete Cars
Price: Free+

Artie’s World
by Minilab Ltd

Version 2.0! Follow Artie and the Magic Pencil on another exciting and educational adventure, but this time across a whole new world! Navigate the maps, and when our hero has an idea, tap the lightbulb, connect the dots and watch your creations spring to life with funny animations and high-quality audio.

Artie's World
Developer: Minilab Ltd
Price: Free+

Swedish Long Division
by iDevBooks

The Swedish Long Division app can be used to teach and study the Swedish long division method ‘Liggande Stolen’ – which means ‘lying chair’ and comes from the way the algorithm looks like a fallen chair. The user can solve custom and random division problems with small and large numbers.

Swedish Long Division
Developer: Esa Helttula
Price: $3.99

Freggers Play: learn to code in 3D
by SPiN AG

Freggers Play introduces kids to the thought patterns of coding through exploration, without lessons or scoring, all wrapped up in a high-res environment.

Freggers Play: learn to code in 3d

Teddy Bear Leaked 2 Million Parent and Kids Message Recordings

“An open database containing links to more than 2 million voice messages recorded on cuddly toys has been discovered, cybersecurity researcher Troy Hunt has revealed. The messages were created by owners of CloudPets soft toys. At one point, the data was even held to ransom, Mr. Hunt says.” Toys and appliances that connect to the Internet tend to be vulnerable to hacking, so always approach their use with caution. Read More at BBC.com.

The STEM Superhero of Sesame Street

“How and why the lovable, mistake-prone Grover was selected to teach children about science, technology, and math.” It’s interesting to read the rationale behind how Sesame Street approaches stem learning. Read more at the Atlantic.

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