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Squiggle Park is an online game built to help children master foundational reading skills. Through games set in a series of different worlds, players must help a community of monsters recover and read lost magic scrolls that have been scrambled. The game can be used on an individual basis for $60 a year, but is primarily intended for classroom use and provides teachers with real time individual d...
Peekapak’s mission is to help children become successful, compassionate, caring, and empathetic citizens of the world. To achieve this lofty goal, co-founders Ami Shah and Angie Chan created a platform that combines social-emotional classroom learning with at-home lessons and interactive games. Their evidence-based program integrates social-emotional learning with both fun games and academic standard...
HoloLAB Champions is a virtual reality (VR) experience that transports players to a virtual lab where they learn the basics of chemistry experimentation through a series of mini-labs and final challenges. The experience is set up like a game show, complete with a holographic host and an audience of floating blue brains. It’s designed for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift VR headsets, and is b...
When something bad happens to us, we often blame our circumstances; but when something bad happens to someone else, we tend to think that it’s their fault. Stanford psychologists call this phenomenon the Fundamental Attribution Error, and note that it can be a major obstacle to developing empathy. It’s hard to really take on another person’s perspective when we’re only ever immersed...
Self-Knowledge VR is a free experience optimized for the HCT Vive virtual reality headset. It is comprised of four gamified tasks that are based on real-world psychological theories. As the user engages, the program collects and interprets data, then presents it in the form of insights about the user’s personality and characteristics. The hope is that this s...
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be colorblind? Experience: Colorblindness allows users to see through colorblind eyes in virtual reality (VR). The experience involves both learning about different kinds of colorblindness and navigating a colorblind world. Users discover what it’s like to explore a garden, ...
Buzz Aldrin: Cycling Pathways to Mars is a VR experience in which the astronaut’s 3D hologram guides viewers through a plan to send humans to Mars. This free VR app, created by 8i and Time Inc's LIFE VR, is available on Steam and for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Pros: As a ...
Zana is a free medical database, news site, product marketplace, and AI assistant that responds to health questions with trusted medical information. You can search their online platform by topic to learn about specific medical conditions, preventative measures, and suggested treatments, or you can ask questions directly through Facebook Messenger or Amazon Alexa. Pros: Zana’s on...
English Idioms: Learn and Play is an attempt to help advanced English language learners get a leg up in their journey to fluency. Definitions, examples, and sometimes the history of idioms are provided on the app for $2.99 a week or $9.99 a month after a three-day free trial. Pros: The expansive library of idioms in...
Bouncy the People Trainer is a program designed to help children ages four to six develop a mindset of perseverance and resilience. Through interactive stories, live videos, and music and art activities, young children learn that they can do anything they set their minds to. Their guide through this journey is a three-legged dog named Bouncy. Bouncy the People Trainer is available f...