Thursday, 16 August 2012

Free iOS App Today - Melody Street HD for iPad


“The House On Melody Street” interactive eBook tells the heart-warming story of the instruments of the orchestra learning to live in harmony.

The storyline, written in rhymes and set to a symphonic score, includes lessons about friendship, tolerance, and mutual understanding. The musical score represents different dialogues between the various characters, portraying each one with its own unique sound. Children are introduced to the musical families of the orchestra- Strings, Woodwinds, Percussion, Brass and Pluck, and learn to recognize them by look, sound, character and family orientation.

The first chapter introduces the five story house in which the musical instrument families live. Children get to interact and form personal relationships with each of the lovable characters through fun and imagination filled touch-screen activities. As the story unfolds in the following chapters, we discover that living together is no easy task, when one isn’t willing to accept the other's uniqueness. Timpani Tim is too loud, Old Lady Harp's cat goes through the trash, Sammy Snare is rowdy and Terry Trombone's cooking smells. But on one sunny morning, a new neighbor arrives and comes up with a plan to help them live in harmony.

Listen to the sound of each instrument and follow along with the story... you will discover a new surprising interactive feature with every read! This app is wonderful for children and their development through fun activities and entertaining musical education.

"All who read and listen will enjoy this adventure into the music world, while learning some life long values". - Donna Rolfe, The Dove Foundation.

About the creators:


"Melody Street introduces children to the wonderful world of music. We carry a message that is pure at heart, fully artistic and overwhelmingly beneficial to the mental, social, and of course musical development of children. Our goals are simple- to connect children with music, and to teach them about the importance of living in harmony. We invite you and your loved ones to the magical musical world of Melody Street and encourage you to explore, experience, and enjoy." The Melody Street Team

- Introduction to 18 different musical instruments.
- Child friendly interactive interface on each page.
- Narrated by musical prodigy, Ethan Bortnick.
- Auto play version that plays like a movie.
- Fluid design with animation.

Autoplay Demo:
See Melody Street online:

Free iOS App Today - ACT


The exact math lessons you need for the ACT!

YourTeacher's ACT Math App offers 144 ACT Math lessons featuring your personal math teacher in every lesson!

- 500 whiteboard video examples!

- 1300 interactive practice problems with complete step-by-step audio explanations!

- 144 worksheets with 2000 extra problems!

An entire ACT Math course covering:

Expressions and Equations
Word Problems
Inequalities, Functions, and Graphing
Linear Equations
Systems of Equations
Exponents and Polynomials
Radicals and Quadratics
Probability and Statistics
Intro to Geometry
Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
Right Triangles

Browse the lessons by chapter or find the exact lesson you need with our powerful keyword search!

(Wifi or 3G connection required to receive lesson content.)

Free iOS App Today - My Story - Book Maker for Kids


SPECIAL BACK TO SCHOOL OFFER! My Story is absolutely FREE for a limited time.

★★★★★ The best story book creator! Create ebooks with tools for drawing, photography, voice recording, writing, and sharing!

Watch the demo at

"Perfect for primary students eager to create stories."
-Karen L.,'s Teacher-to-Teacher blog

Celebrate your child’s art with My Story, the simplest story maker and book creator in the App Store. My Story combines drawing, photos, voice, and text to promote literacy and creativity for you and your child together.

✰ Your Child, The Author ✰
Your child becomes an author with My Story, creating beautiful ebooks using simple tools for drawing, photo importing, voice recording, and more! Your child can then share books within the app, via email, or directly to iBooks. Your child’s art, coloring, photos, and voice recordings are saved forever!

Drawing. Coloring. Storytelling. Imagination. For less than a box of crayons, My Story helps kids expand these art skills and self-expression in a whole new way, giving parents, teachers, and counselors one more tool to help develop these crucial literacy skills.


* Simple, friendly interface. From the wood panel background to the happy color scheme, My Story is a pleasure to use. Young kids will love just coloring. Older kids will love to illustrate.
* Multiple brushes. Pen, Paint Brush, & Wacky :)
* Size tool. Make lines thick or thin and anywhere in between
* 20 vibrant colors to choose from.

* Take a picture right from the app and make it the background of your page.
* Choose a picture from the photo library to serve as a page’s background image.
* Makes it easy for children to share stories of their daily life and bolster speaking and writing skills: My Family, My Friends, My Home... the possibilities are endless!

* Easy-to-use button lets you start and stop voice recording for every page of the book
* Restart a recording at any time
* Voice recordings remain intact when your book is shared or published to iBooks!
* Each page of the book contains an area for kids to type words. These words appear beautifully when your book is shared or published.

* Create an unlimited number of books
* Read your finished book right inside the app! Great for family gatherings and classroom presentations.
* Share your story book via Email to anyone with an iPhone or iPad
* Publish your story book to iBooks and read your book alongside other books from the iBookStore at any time!

We love kids. My Story is a product of CauseLabs, an innovation program of HiDef, Inc. that helps build technology for social good. We’ve built My Story to help children tell their stories while building trust with the important adults in their lives. We are committed to making it the best app in the world to fulfill this vision. If you have an idea for us, please email We love to hear from you & see your stories!

What’s Next?

Next up on our development schedule is Story Packs. Story Packs will help jump start ideas for aspiring storytellers! We’re really excited for this feature, so tell us your ideas for Story Packs and we’ll do our best to incorporate your ideas!

Free iOS App Today - Louvre HD


★Today app is FREE!★

Great collection of the best paintings that stored in Louvre Museum. You found here works of Leonardo Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Raphael, Eugene Delacroix, Goya, Joshua Reynolds, Nicolas Poussin, Sandro Botticelli and many more other great authors.

★Customers reviews★

“It's the best. I would recommend it to anyone. Great way to enjoy great art collections. I absolutely love it!” – andrerem

“It's a wonderful treasury for the all ages people.” - El Diamante

“A very nice introduction to the paintings of the Louvre. A valuable resource to art education.” - AzinFrance

Feature Highlights:
✓ Universal app for iPhone/iPod/iPad
✓ 770 of best works by over 300 painters
✓ 20 classical melodies for background listening
✓ Separation of works by authors
✓ Easily search for paintings
✓ Custom filter results
✓ Favorites
✓ Slideshow
✓ Send pictures via email
✓ Support for HD graphics on iPad
✓ Public pictures on Facebook

10 Ways Data Mining Will Transform Higher Ed

"Data mining, for better or worse, is having a major impact on numerous facets of American life. While many of the changes have been related to business, especially online business, education is also tapping into the power of data mining in a big way. Much like Netflix and Amazon use consumer data to recommend products and tailor customer experiences, colleges are using student data to help recruit students, offer them career advice, or even to help them excel in their courses. While the practice has its critics, many of whom believe it’s an invasion of privacy and creates a watered-down, prescriptive education system, there is no doubt that the applications and the impact of the data mining will grow in the coming decade. These are just a few of the ways that dating mining will transform higher ed in the coming years, whether students and teachers like it or not."