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  • An Inspirational Teacher Using EdTech: Rene Grimes April 24, 2015 By Karen Mahon Hey, here's another something new! We wanted to start sharing profiles of some of our fabulous teacher users! We are so lucky to work with so many amazing teachers...and so this week we're kicking off sharing profiles of some of them. We are inspired by the teachers who we profile, and ...
  • A Fun Social Studies EdApp: United States Quizzle April 23, 2015 Today we're sharing a Social Studies app from Digital Press Publishing called United States Quizzle.  United States Quizzle includes four games: Guess the State, Name the President, State Capitals and State Flags. In each game the learner must spell the correct answer, constructing it letter-by-letter, using an onscreen keyboard. United States Quizzle has some strengths...it ...
  • 5 EdApps for Kids for Earth Day April 22, 2015 Happy Earth Day, everybody! We know you probably have some great Earth Day activities going on in your classrooms, schools and communities today. Well, here's our contribution, offering some ideas for apps that are related to Earth Day themes. Hope some of these will be great additions for your kids. Enjoy! Lunchtime Legends From the Brisbane ...

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  • Balefire Labs at New Hampshire Society for Technology in Education April 11, 2015 This week we had the pleasure of participating in the New Hampshire Society for Technology in Education's (NHSTE) Apps Across the Curriculum workshop in Bedford, NH. What a wonderful group of people! The organizers of this meeting couldn't have been any nicer or more welcoming. And the teachers who we met were so ...
  • Chicago Toy & Game Group Interviews Balefire Labs’ Karen Mahon April 3, 2015 This past week, our President, Karen Mahon, had the opportunity to be interviewed by Mary Couzin, of the Chicago Toy & Game Group. The Chicago Toy & Game Group is well known as it puts on The International Toy & Game Innovation Conference in Chicago every year. Karen had the chance to talk about ...
  • Balefire Labs Service Now FREE for All Users February 2, 2015 At Balefire Labs we are thrilled to announce today that full access to our educational app review service is now FREE to all users. We know that money is tight for teachers. So in an effort to help more teachers and parents have access to great information about apps, we have discontinued paid subscriptions to our ...