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Today we share a summary of our two years' worth of evaluating kids' educational apps and games...and show where the market is still lacking. See if you agree.
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In today's blog post we have part 4 in our series on effect personalized learning methods. Learn more about deliberate practice here!
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In today's blog post we're sharing 2020 Energy, our best kids' serious game of the month. 

To see our full blog post, click here: http://www.balefirelabs.com/apps/?p=37470

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It's National Dance Day and today we have some cool resources for you and your kids.

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What are your plans for back-to-school spending on technology? Find out how you compare to other parents in today's blog post!
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  How much are you spending this summer on education technology for your kids? And how much do you expect to spend for back-to-school?  Rubicon Project Consumer Pulse just conducted its second...
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In today's blog post we have part 3 of our series on Effective Personalized Learning Strategies. Today we're talking about Periodic Formative Assessment...what the research says and how to use it.

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Do you have girls who would like to learn to make their own video games? This is for you!
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In today's blog post we have a great math app for the littles. It's Gracie & Friends Jungle Gym and it scored in the top 12% of the more than 4,400 educational apps & games that we've reviewed.

Check out our full blog post here: http://www.balefirelabs.com/apps/?p=37497

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Just getting this in before the end of the month! Here are our best 6 ELA apps of the month!
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Drafting Board is one of our highly-rated apps on our site.
 
Who's using Drafting Board?

#DYKiCivics: We want to help you use Drafting Board in your classroom. Click the link and watch this Drafting Board demo to learn more about the teacher reports and support materials. https://drive.google.com/a/icivics.org/file/d/0B0HH9iNVXOMVRy1HdDNidV9HVVE/view
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In today's blog post we have a fun, physics-based, puzzler game called Go Car Go. This is a great opportunity for kids to learn about building, weight distribution and trajectories. 

See our full post here: http://www.balefirelabs.com/apps/?p=37328

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Today's featured edapp of the day is a sweet little ELA app called Spot 'n Spell. This one is good for both regular and special education and supports a bunch of languages.

To see our full blog post, click here: http://www.balefirelabs.com/apps/?p=37309

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Balefire Labs is a new kind of educational app review service. We review PreK-12 mobile educational apps according to quality...with rigorous instructional design and usability design criteria that are research-based. Not only is our review process objective, but we also are unbiased...we do not accept payment for reviews or for being included on our site.

Please check out our website...to find apps that give you peace of mind that you are using the best instructional apps for your students and kids!