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3rd March 2014

Royal Ontario Musuem Launches New ROMining Game App

royal ontario museumFollowing the recent opening of the Barrick Gold Corporation Gallery at the Royal Ontario Museum, the ROMining Game App is now live.  The gallery, located in the ROM’s Teck Suite of Galleries: Earth’s Treasures (Level 2), is an interactive 600 square foot space, with multi-touch, animated displays, multi-media presentations and more.  At the heart of this new gallery is the Challenge of Mining game. Featuring a multi-touch table, the game can be played by up to eight players in the Museum and another four mobile players, by downloading the newly available ROMining Game App. An inter-generational experience, the game requires players to choose a specific character, representative of a mining stakeholder (miner, local community member among them) and, working together, players are challenged to “manage” a successful, ethical, and productive mining operation. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th February 2014

Ludia Announces Release Of The Mr. Peabody And Sherman Mobile Game

Ludia3,2,1, Adventure! Ludia Inc. announced earlier today the launch of Mr. Peabody & Sherman, an exciting trivia game inspired by the new DreamWorks Animation movie of the same name for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Hosted by that loveable genius, Mr. Peabody, the game also features his mischievous boy Sherman. On your journey, Sherman and his friend Penny will serve as your support team to help answer challenging questions. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th October 2013

Montreal Pediatric Surgeon Develops Free iOS App For First-time Surgery Patients

my first surgeryImagine you’ve just found out your six-year-old child needs surgery in a couple of weeks. Where do you begin? My First Surgery is now available on iTunes to help parents and patients better prepare for their first time in the operating room. Dr. Robert Baird, a practicing surgeon at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, saw a need for a communications tool that could help ease parents’ anxiety about the process. The interactive app breaks down each step by explaining what will happen before, during and after the surgery. Undergoing surgery is never easy for a child—or a parent– but this app will help make the entire process a little less scary. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd October 2013

ScopifyROM Is Now Live

royal ontario museumThe Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is pleased to announce the launch of ScopifyROM, an exciting new smartphone application that allows visitors to experience ROM objects in fun and interactive ways, including Animating a dodo, X-raying a mummy, and Skinning a dino. Developed by Toronto-based production company Kensington Communications, the studio behind Museum Secrets, ScopifyROM is a digital discovery platform that allows visitors to interact with select objects throughout ROM galleries in ways never before possible in any museum. By using their smartphone as a series of “scopes”, visitors can uncover exclusive ROM research and curatorial secrets. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th August 2013

Zorbit’s Math Adventure for iOS Prepares Preschoolers for Kindergarten

best boy entertainmentIn Zorbit’s Math Adventure, a new app for iPad and iPhone from Mount Pearl developer Best Boy Entertainment, preschoolers help Zorbit and his colorful alien friends prepare for an intergalactic journey to Earth. Without any need for adult help, children learn all the math concepts they need to be ready for Kindergarten, entirely through story and play. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th July 2013

Thinking Skills Club Brain Games Debuts How-To Video For Teachers And After School Administrators

Thinking Skills ClubThe Thinking Skills Club, an after school activity that uses online games as a way of tuning up children’s cognitive gears, has created a YouTube video giving an overview of the site itself and how it works. Using Snow Line, a game in the Executive Function section of the site, club founder Mitch Moldofsky leads a virtual tour that includes playing the game, demonstrating how the “brain puzzles” that track a child’s progress are built, and even linking up to research about the supporting skills that underlie the choice of games. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th July 2013

Every1Plays Releases Land Of The Magic Stones

mini-orbyEvery1Plays has announced the release of Land of The Magic Stones, a high quality, nonviolent RPG title for children 3 to 6 years of age. The game is available on iTunes, Google play and Amazon.com starting today, and is fully compatible with most iOS and Android tablets and smart phones. Please see below for purchase information. The game is a play and learn adventure where children become a magical sorcerer who seeks to restore the Kingdom of the Magic Stones while gaining the trust of an enchanted Dragon. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th July 2013

i Learn With Suite Of Educational Apps Now Available On Google Play

tribal novaTribal Nova, a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt company and the developer behind the award winning PBS KIDS PLAY! online learning program, announces that its award-winning i Learn With suite of educational apps for children in Preschool and Kindergarten is now available for Android. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th April 2013

Grid Lines: Battleship-style Math App Used to Teach the Coordinate Plane

Math File Folder GamesMath File Folder Games is pleased to announce the latest development in its fun, innovative math teaching games series “Grid Lines“. Grid Lines is available for iOS devices and allows students to challenge each other or play against the whole class through devices connected via Bluetooth. Similar to previous apps released by the company, it is designed to track student performance to identify concepts a student is struggling with. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd April 2013

Moving Tales Releases Free Browser Based Interactive Story Experiment

Moving TalesInnovative digital story creators Moving Tales have released “Elly’s Lost & Found Sounds” as a free browser based interactive story for desktops and laptops. Written and illustrated by best selling author Jacqueline O Rogers, like its iBook precedent, “Elly Online” brings together an enchanting story, original sounds, music, animation, and magical interactivity. Through this test of free and open distribution, Moving Tales is exploring the meaning and value of stories in today’s hyper-connected and abundant content world and what role creators like Moving Tales play in it. Read the rest of this entry »

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