App Friday August 18th, 2017

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Enjoy the Dr. Seuss tale “The Sneetches” from Oceanhouse Media, learn language with Spanish Fun Adventure, explore the gastrointestinal system with Mind Your Microbes, and see the lines of communication and travel across the globe in Connected Earth. Plus, resources for the upcoming solar eclipse, and great images of crown shyness in trees.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

The Sneetches – Read & Play – Dr. Seuss
by Oceanhouse Media

The best-selling Dr. Seuss classic “The Sneetches” comes to life with playful interactivity, delightful animations and fun activities!

The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss
The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss

Spanish Fun Adventure
by Pikala

Spanish Fun Adventure App (SFA) is a tool for kids to learn Spanish through exciting story games. It teaches basic grammar structures, vocabulary, and verbs offering an immersive environment of mysteries and adventures. Complete the entire game to earn a “Diploma de Superaventurero”!

Spanish Fun Adventure
Spanish Fun Adventure
Developer: Pikala
Price: $0.99

Mind Your Microbes
by AppInstitute

Mind Your Microbes is a free app that allows you to explore the Gastrointestinal System and Microbiome. The Human Microbiome is the collective term used to describe the trillions of different microbes (bacteria, viruses, bacteriophages) that reside in and upon all human beings. They are essential for our overall health and well-being, and affect our immune system, digestion, mood, weight, brain activity and many other functions such as defense and immune response.

Mind Your Microbes
Mind Your Microbes
Developer: AppInstitute
Price: Free

Connected Earth
by Celestial Dynamics AG

(Free) Planet Earth is connected by many ways. Experience connectedness from a global perspective. Overlay roads, railways, navigable rivers, shipping lanes and flight routes to find out how we move across the globe. See the relationships between nodes of transport and communication. Activate the internet connection layer to see the submarine cables and how the populated areas of the world interact with each other.

Connected Earth
Connected Earth
Price: Free

Teaching Students About the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

McGraw-Hill Education has put up a short video and links to resources on the solar eclipse happening on August 21st. See more on Medium.

The Phenomenon Of “Crown Shyness” Where Trees Avoid Touching

Here are a couple of amazing images of tree canopies looking like puzzle pieces as they try to avoid touching each other. See more at Currents in Biology.

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One Reply to “App Friday August 18th, 2017”

  1. Thank you for great apps. We will definitely try some of them. From our list I would recommend Happy Kids Timer Morning. We use is it on iOS and also on wife’s Android device. It helps us motivate kids to do morning chores. There are several activities, like brushing teeth, getting dressed, brushing hair, breakfast etc. Kid collects stars for each activity completed on time. For certain amount of stars achieved we give kids a reward. Some features are paid, but it’s only small amount for getting app with no ads.

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