New! App reviews now searchable by Common Core State Standard
The Best Educational Apps for Kids. Determined by Science.
We evaluate apps according to the best practices of instructional design and usability design…as established by scientific research!
We use clearly-defined criteria that help you understand how apps are designed and what they do.
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Latest Blog Posts
- 5 Things We’ve Learned about EdApps & CCSS
March 7, 2014
As most of you know by now, we spent a great deal of time over the past several months aligning apps to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Many of you have asked whether or not we did the alignment ourselves (we did), how brutal it was (very) and what we’ve learned in ...
- Educational Apps and Common Core Alignment
Earlier this week we announced a new feature on our website…the ability to search apps according to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). We’re really excited about this new capability for two reasons: first, because educators have been asking for this since we first launched our service last August, and second, because we know this ...
- Four Safety Tips for Educational App Use with Kids
Today is Safer Internet Day 2014…it’s the one day each year where all of us who work with kids and technology are focused on what we can do to make kids’ experiences online less dangerous. Here at Balefire Labs we pay attention to kids’ safety every day, with every single app that we review. In ...
- Balefire Labs is Finalist in EdTech Digest’s 2014 Cool Tool Awards
We’re so excited to share that Balefire Labs is a finalist in the ‘New Product or Service’ category of EdTech Digest’s Cool Tool Awards. We’re in a category with a lot of other great companies…it’s going to be a tough competition! Go check out the full list here!
- Balefire Labs is at the LearnLaunch conference at Harvard this weekend
Balefire Labs is pleased to be a vendor presenter today and tomorrow at the LearnLaunch conference – “Across Boundaries: How Can Edtech Scale Student Success?“ at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.
We attended the LearnLaunch conference last year and had a lot of fun and met some great people. If you are attending, please make sure to ...
- Balefire Labs is Featured on the Getting Smart Blog
We were so excited to be featured this past Monday in a great article by Steve Peha, “Resourcefulness: Balefire Labs’ Evaluation Helps Teachers Find Quality Apps,” on the GettingSmart Blog. Many of you probably saw it on the blog already, but we wanted to post a link here as well, in case you missed it.