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  • Balefire Labs Announces Best Educational Apps of 2014 It's been a big year for us and for apps! We reviewed more than 2,000 apps in 2014 and the 18 apps that have won our Best of 2014 award really stood out from the rest of the crowd! Our method of selecting winners for this award was simple...we just picked the apps that had the ...
  • 115 New EdApp Reviews for January We have 115 new app reviews for the new year! Enjoy and Happy 2015! Mathematics Science Social Studies English/Language Arts
  • Top Spots in the App Stores For Sale When we talk to teachers and parents about how they have chosen apps historically, we usually get one of two answers: 1- recommendations from friends, or 2- browsing the "Top Charts" in app stores. Most people aren't really satisfied with those methods, but it's still what most people do. We want to talk to you ...

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  • Balefire Labs Featured by EdCentral Holiday Guide We were delighted to be included in EdCentral's Holiday Guide for EdApp Reviews. The article was sponsored by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, a well known research and innovation lab that focuses on educating children. Here's what Kathleen Costanza, author of App Reviews to Help Choose Ed Tech this Holiday Season had to say about us: If you're a ...
  • Balefire Labs Helps App Developers Differentiate Themselves in Crowded Educational Technology Marketplace¬† Expert educational software design & evaluation services launch today We have the capability to help a software team through its entire development process. Tyngsborough, MA (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Balefire Labs (, a leading curator of educational technology products, announces today the addition of Developer Services to its existing offering. Educational software developers will now be able to ...
  • Mobile Devices in the Classroom Webinars October 21 & November 4 Webinars: Mobile Devices in the Classroom I and II Join the Center for Innovation in Learning and Balefire Labs for two Webinars: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT Tuesday, November 4, 2014, from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT  These two webinars are based on CIL's newest Practice Guide, Creating a Content Strategy for Mobile Devices in the Classroom. Its author Karen Mahon, ...