Top Ten Apps for Parents After Black Friday and Cyber Monday

SHAILA on November 29, 2012

Black Friday sales continue to increase unabated this year and Cyber Monday saw an increase of 28.3% in online sales at the top 500 retailers, while ‘Pay Pal’ enjoyed a 200% increase in mobile payments in comparison to last year.

For the enthusiastic shoppers who purchased a smartphone or tablet, we at Mobicip compiled a list of the ten most useful apps we have seen used at schools. Amid all the eye candy and the games your kids love, perhaps you can persuade them to enjoy these educational but fun apps.

Brain POP Featured Movie

The more you know, the more you know! Bring learning to your fingertips. This is their trade mark and it describes their product like none other. With more than 750 animated movies in an extensive selection of topics, ‘Brain POP’ is easy to use and makes available fresh educational content every day.

Mobicip Safe Browser

Mobicip (of course, because this is our top ten list :) is a content filtering app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Mobicip creates a safe and secure Internet experience using a combination of methods like strict safe search, categorization, intelligent real-time analysis, YouTube filtering and encryption at WiFi hotspots.

Qwiki

‘Doug Imbruce,’ CEO of ‘Qwiki’ feels we are faced with the problem of information overload, hence ‘Qwiki,’ a platform which provides an educational slide show with a voice over, making it easier to gain information by viewing it in a mini documentary form.

iBooks

iBooks make it possible to download and read books. It includes the iBookstore from which you can download best sellers, access illustrated and multi touch books, read a free sample on any of the 7 different fonts and 18 varied languages.

Algebra Touch

These touch-based techniques are built from the basics to suit an iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and refreshes algebraic knowledge. Learn by tapping to simplify, dragging to rearrange, drawing lines to eliminate identical terms, or by simply working on randomly generated problems.

Math Quizzer

Math quizzer, an interactive freeware application,  helps polish your mathematical skills using its chalkboard visuals, which also keeps track of your score. Ideal for both beginners and advanced level students, it makes learning Math fun.

Cramberry

'Cramberry’ lets you create your own flashcards or select from its wide range. Its advanced study algorithm leads to intelligent learning by analysing your progress while you study.

Reading Trainer

Experimental trials prove that 'Reading Trainer' increases your average speed of reading by 143% in 10 days. It doubles your reading speed by

  • Enabling quick recognition of letters and numbers
  • Improving concentration ability
  • Increasing vision span and flexibility of eye movement

Puppet Pals

With 'Puppet Pals' you can create your own animation show. It has plenty of drama characters apart from TV talk show hosts and politicians. You just have to pick a few actors, place them in a background of your choice, press record and create your own unique show replete with animation and audio.

Discovery Education

Discovery Education aims to transforms education by providing  

  • high quality digital content to school districts
  • study plans, study material and lots of contests and challenges to teachers and
  • Interactive digital textbooks, virtual experiences, etc. to students.

Now, if you can only get the kids off of Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja for some Brain-Pop’ing…