The Youtube clip which includes footage of Futaba Classroom Games was posted sometime in August, but we’ve only just come across it. The Chinese title of the video translates as “So Easy-iPad on mathematics teaching math in the middle grades” – and contains demonstrations of other great apps like Educreations.
The clip also demonstrates how you can couple the iPad with an existing whiteboard solution to display gameplay on a larger screen – this can be a great way to get students excited about participating in any sort of game, or collaborative process using the iPad.
We’re very excited to have been featured over at Geek Dad last week.
The Developer Profile, written by Daniel Donahoo, outlines the INKids story and how a few chance emails helped us create Futaba Classroom Games – a game which “meets the needs of children learning, socializing, interacting through the screen”.
The development of Futaba, has definitely been a learning experience, in many different ways. We have had to re-approach the initial idea a few different times, and we’re glad that our latest release has struck a note with teachers (and reviewers like Dan).
INKids, along with Dave (the game’s inventor), will continue “listening to parents and teachers to help them design apps that best meet the needs of children.” In fact, we’ve already begun including some new game sets requested by teachers in the last week.
If you haven’t had the chance to read it yet, the full profile is available here:
A short feature on back to school apps for kids at different ages – Flashcards by INKids is recommended by 6abc, and you can see it featured here on WPVI-TV Philadelphia, Action News where Erin O’Hearn describes it as “A great stepping stone for kids” who would like to learn another language…. check out the coverage below;
We’ve just received a fairly glowing review at IEAR.org – “Based solely upon the flash card app category, this is a very good one. I should probably go further by saying it is the best that I have come across for this age group.”
We’d like to thank the community for taking the time to review our app – a collaborative community approach to reviewing education apps is a great idea. There’s also a lot of good and very bad apps that need to be looked at. Hopefully with the help of online communities like IEAR, educators will be able to find and use the best apps around in all categories.