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Latest Blog Posts

  • Lots of New Educational App Reviews! (200!) We kind of got carried away in October and published 100 new app reviews in the beginning of the month and 100 MORE new app reviews yesterday. So now you can enjoy all 200 of these app reviews! Mathematics Science Social Studies English/Language Arts
  • Webinar: Mobile Devices in the Classroom, Part 1 We’re excited to share with you the video from our recent webinar, conducted in collaboration with and sponsored by the Center on Innovations in Learning at Temple University. In this webinar, we discuss using apps and mobile devices in the classroom, and show you how to do some initial triage work of your own when evaluating ...
  • Skill Smashing with Educational Apps If you’re using apps in your classroom, you may have heard about something called “app smashing.” The idea behind app smashing is that you use two or more apps, in conjunction, with your students, to allow them to create something new. Usually app smashing is discussed in the context of multiple creativity or productivity apps, ...

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  • 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, ...
  • Balefire Labs Featured in EdTech Times   We were delighted to be asked to provide a “year in review” to the good folks at the EdTechTimes. Not only did it give us a chance to update their readers on what we’ve been up to, but it also let us appreciate how far we’ve come in one short year! Please check out the article ...