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Dance Reality is an app developed by two salsa dancers who have used Apple's ARKit to create a way for people to learn and practice common dance moves. Footprints are placed on the floor in front of you, and you follow the animated instructions either alone or with a partner. The platform also provides voice-over and syncs your steps with music. Pros: What feels ...
Middle School Confidential is a graphic novel and app series by Annie Fox that teaches young teenagers how to deal with common personal and social stumbling blocks. A nationally recognized teen expert and anti-bullying activist, she created the series to help teens effectively manage their relationships and emotions. The story follows a group of six friends trying figure ...
Smiling Mind is a free app that aims to make mindfulness meditation accessible to all. Co-developed by psychologists and health professionals and backed by research, Smiling Mind provides various mindfulness programs tailored to almost every age group and experience level. Through their website, parents and caregivers can also access a companion guide to introducing mindfulness at home.
Vidcode is a platform and curriculum that teaches students how to code. Its creators believe in engaging students with content they already like, and the platform provides self-guided tutorials where students learn to edit videos, create filters, and design memes. Videcode offers 12 coding activities for free, and individual students can purchase full access to their courses for $30 per year. Packages ...
SuperBetter is a free app designed to help build resilience. Jane McGonigal, who shared her story in a popular TED Talk, invented SuperBetter while she was going through a debilitating head injury. Backed by research, SuperBetter turns overcoming challenges into a game where user...
JazzTube combines Youtube videos of famous jazz tracks and the Weimer Jazz Database's set of annotations on each track. Improvised solos are transcribed, information about the featured soloists are displayed, and stats are available. All resources on JazzTube are free. Pros: There is no denying that JazzTube compiles an impressive amount of informati...
I Got This is an interactive first-person character story designed to teach pre-teens about one of the fastest growing diseases in the U.S. and around the world: type 2 diabetes. Created in collaboration with the UCSF Benihoff Children’s Hospital Oakland, I Got This explores the causes and symptoms of the life-changing disease as we...
Hello Piano is an app that aims to make learning piano and music theory more entertaining and attainable through 15-minute daily challenges. The curriculum focuses on 4 main skills: rhythm, ear training, playing technique, and reading music. It also includes stats so you can follow your progress, and gives you points for practicing. The game has a free seven-day trial and then costs $7.99...
SpriteBox teaches coding to kids of all ages. By solving puzzles in a Mario-esque world, players learn sequencing, parameters, loops, procedures, and basic Swift and Java syntax. There are two iterations of the game: a free trial version, SpriteBox: Code Hour, and a full-blown coding course, SpriteBox Coding, which costs $4.99. Pros: SpriteBox’s greatest success is that it ...
Jumprope is a how-to video platform that allows users to both explore videos by category and create their own videos. The video format is primed for Instagram Stories in particular, allowing you to tap through different steps for guides on makeup, cooking, crafts, fitness, parenting, and more. Results are intuitive, easy, and professional, and the app is free. Pros: The form...