Welcome…

appydazeblog(new)2APPYDAZEBLOG is three years old!!

Appydazeblog features the best FREE educational apps – apps that teach, apps that make kids think, apps that tell great stories, apps that spark creativity.

There are thousands of apps for kids and many of them are FREE. And, there are plenty of sites that review kids’ apps. So what makes my blog unique?

  • I am retired teacher/reading specialist with 30+ years of classroom experience. I have the time and the educational background to look for good children’s apps.
  • I generally do not include gaming apps unless they are educational.
  • I do not include apps simply because they are FREE. I honestly delete more apps than I review. If the app is featured on my blog, then I think it has merit.
  • When possible, I list the Common Core State Standards met by the app.
  • I try to find apps that help teachers do their jobs more easily and efficiently. I specifically look for apps that collect and report data.
  • I feature apps that are not classified as “educational apps” but could be used in an educational setting. These apps help kids to work and create digitally.

So why am I writing this blog? I am trying to pay back a profession that I loved for years. And, I love technology! My goal for this year is to start including educational websites :).

Appydazeblog has a presence on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Twitter (Geo (appydazeblog) on Twitter). The best way to make sure that you don’t miss an app when it is FREE is to follow my blog by email. That way you will be notified every time I add a posting.

Whether you are a parent, grandparent, and/or teacher… I hope you find some fun, educational apps for the kids in your lives. After all, learning should be a joy!!

10 thoughts on “Welcome…

  1. Hi! Because I enjoy your posts so much, I wanted to give you an award. You can choose any (as many as you want) that you like. I want to spread the word about your blog, and this is a good way to do it, because it acknowledges your work, I get to say “Thanks”, and more people will see why I like your posts! To see the awards, just click your way to my Awards page at http://tkmorin.wordpress.com/awards/ . And congratulations!! 🙂

    • Thank you – I really appreciate it! And, congrats on all of your awards – I have learned so much about Canada reading your blog.
      Now that my blog is “up & running” I want to start reading/following other blogs. Looks like your page has some great suggestions.
      Thanks again for the encouragement.

      • Well, hard not to encourage you. I mean, I look forward to your posts every day! There are so many great blogs in the WordPress world alone, I’m sure you’ll find some that soon you won’t be able to do without!

        And I was serious. I hope that many of the people that visit my blog will find out about yours … !!!

        🙂

  2. Thanks for your site. You have some great recommendations! One of my favorite free apps is Slate Math. I’ve never seen you recommend it, but my 1st grade daughter loves it.

  3. I love your.site and reviews…but I have an Android…do you only review and provide links for Mac/Apple? I’m not finding any Android links :-(. Please let me know. Thank you

    • Thanks for following and your comments. 🙂
      I download and review Apple apps because I own all Mac/Apple products. I will look into including links for the Android versions. Thanks for the suggestion.

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