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#1 happycc

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:31 PM

best homeschool apps for Kindle Fire?

Would like free if possible?

Also what books would be worth downloading for Kindle Fire?

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:32 AM

anyone?

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:33 AM

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:39 AM

I've heard of one on the human body that is free, but don't know the name. A friend of mine showed it to me and it quizzes you on the different parts of the body.

:lurk5: I would love to hear what others say as well because we are thinking of purchasing a Kindle Fire soon.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:30 AM

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:47 AM

I don't know about the apps, but I have over 500 books free on my fire. Classics, of course, and hard to find in print-all of the Burgess animal books, the Nesbit, books, the Twins series by Lucy Fitch Perkins...I mean, it's crazy, really. :D

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:48 AM

best homeschool apps for Kindle Fire?

Would like free if possible?

Also what books would be worth downloading for Kindle Fire?


We currently have the Nook Color and have used it with our older son for over a year. Like the Kindle Fire it also runs on the Android OS. They are both Android tablets essentially. We get most of our apps from the Android Market. One app we like is GeoQuiz. But quite honestly the free books have been the best part of owning it. There are many online sources for these books. gutenberg and manybooks are great sources. We follow the Robinson Curriculum recommend book list which are free for the most part. Here is a list of them by grade level: http://www.robinsonc...c/booklevel.htm

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:42 PM

Free books! I will have to look at mine to see what I've downloaded but a lot of cheap classics or very low priced children's books are a huge plus!!!

Would love to know about more apps, though!

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:09 PM

My kids like some of the painting programs, and I sure like that thre's less clean-up! Doesn't mean they don't paint anymore, but I have them do their preliminary ideas on the tablet and then go to town "for real." :)

My kids also enjoy Kids Math Tetris and My Personal Memory Trainer. For pure games that are teaching some things under the covers, I do like Where's My Water?

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:51 PM

Bumping. :) We already have two regular Kindles, and now we have a Kindle Fire that I didn't want and can't be returned (long story). I prefer reading books on the e-ink screen, and browsing the web on my laptop, so I guess my main use for the Fire, if we keep it, would be the apps.

But... I don't really like apps. I'm a bit of a Luddite on the subject. Even the name makes my flesh creep. And "Android" reminds me of Marvin, which is even more depressing. ;)

So I'm trying to figure out whether or not the Fire can be of some practical use for homeschooling. Because I can't see myself using it for pleasure. :tongue_smilie:

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:04 PM

I found the name of the app for the human body I mentioned earlier, its "Speed Anatomy." A friend had it and it was fun and my dd8 enjoyed it as well and the best part is its FREE! ;)

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:13 PM

My daughter downloaded a free drawing app today. She was really enjoying, and she is not normally and artistic type of kid. She also has a geoquiz app that she really likes. Oh, and while it isn't free, there is an app for a modified version of the Oregon Trail game. It's really fun!

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 01:19 AM

More.......all these are free:

50 States
Awesome Arithmetic Free
GeoQuiz
Developer Whiteboard Demo
KJV Bible
Kid Math Game
Learning to Draw is Fun
Let's Do the Math
Periodic Table
Speed Anatomy
US Presidents

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:05 AM

Not free, but ezPDF lets you annotate PDFs freehand (ie, take your finger and draw, circle, write, whatever). The app is $2.99, so not expensive.

Not homeschool related, but my 2 year old loves playing Fruit Ninjas while sitting on the potty (he's recently potty trained), and all the kids love playing X-Construct - where you use a certain number of girders to build a bridge for a train to cross, and the people in the train scream if your bridge doesn't hold. Of course, 99% of the time, the bridge is very poorly built because of that scream. :lol: Oh, and you can't forget Angry Birds! Um... that teaches physics maybe? :D

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 03:38 AM

We have

Let's Do the Math
Words with Friends
Kid Math
Brain Teasers
Kids Ultimate Fingerpainting
Little Piano
Word Ball
Hangman
Magic Doodle
Spanish Droid
50 States
American History


and Fruit Ninja is popular at our house:thumbup:

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 05:58 AM

All the socratica apps are great.
Mantano reader is great for reading and marking up pdfs.
Math Maniac is a good, fun game for cementing addition skills.
Sketch 'n' Draw is super cool for anyone who likes drawing.

All are availible in free versions.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:27 PM

I know this is an old post, but we found 2 more awesome FREE apps today for Kindle and we love them and had to share! :lol:

Rhythm Cat
Music Sheet Workout

The Rhythm Cat is awesome in teaching my daughter music rhythm and it is fun. The Music Sheet Workout is extra practice in reading music; works like flashcards.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:36 PM

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:58 PM

hmm, this is good to know. Toying with the idea of a kindle fire. I have a 3G keyboard that I love for reading. Wouldn't mind the apps for learning - and it's cheaper than an Ipad.



what about audiobooks and music? Can you use it for that?

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:00 PM

Both of my boys have Kindle Fire's and love them. We haven't found a whole lot of educational apps yet, mostly what has already been mentioned. But I did subscriber to Amazon Prime so they can watch tons of free movies and children's episodes. Also, this week they just released a bunch of stuff from Discovery so the boys will be able to watch more educational tv. They love watching How It's Made. My biggest thing I have found is the ezpdf like mentioned earlier. I can send them work in a pdf file and they open it up, answer the questions, and send it back to me. They think math is so much more fun this way. ;)

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:58 PM

Slice It (a game, but great for logic)

Math Balloons

Bible.is (great dramatic audio Bible...several different versions)

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:14 AM

But... I don't really like apps. I'm a bit of a Luddite on the subject. Even the name makes my flesh creep. And "Android" reminds me of Marvin, which is even more depressing. ;)

i don't have anything to add since I don't even own Kindle Fire, but this above made me laugh out loud. :lol: My husband loves his Droid and makes all sorts of jokes about my iPhone. Now, sweet revenge! Marvin, depressed droid! Brilliant!

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:25 AM

what about audiobooks and music? Can you use it for that?


Yes, you can do music and audiobooks on the Kindle Fire. You can either store them in the "cloud" or on the device.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:49 PM

hi guys,
if you people who have kindle fire or nook tablet could check for me if time4learning.net could run on it smoothly?I have to decide between those 2 so do me a favour pls.
Is one able to watch online youtube videos ,and able to open pdf's on it ?
pls. reply me clearly...............

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:05 PM

Not all of these are free, some have been the free app of the day.

Aces Traffic Pack
ibird pro 2
Jigzle Gallery 1
Jigzle Gallery 2
istorybooks
moon phase
spirograph
router

#26 llindseymomoffour

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:07 PM

The Kindle Fire does open the internet, open pdf's, allow you to make changes on pdf's,watch youtube videos, etc. I believe it is just like a mini computer. We have two of them. ;)

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:31 PM

Not homeschool related really, but if you are on FB, make sure to "like" Pixel of Ink (and also Inspired Reads if you like Christian fiction). They will post links to FREE Kindle books each day. I've read TONS of free books. Also, Words with Friends is a great app (Scrabble). We don't have a ton of educational apps on here b/c they are mostly on my iPod touch and we just got our Kindle. BUT, my kids LOVE it.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:44 PM

Thanx for replying me.kindle fire storage is only 8 gb or could it be increased by external gb?

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:20 PM

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#30 llindseymomoffour

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:32 PM

They have the cloud storage like the ipad. We haven't ran into issues as of yet with storage. You can also move apps from the Kindle Fire to your account online if you still want to keep them for later use and not have them on the device for now.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:12 PM

We added even more! :)

Flash Cards Max
The Candy Factory HD
How much do you know about History?
Peter Pig's Money Counter
This Day In History
PowerVocab
Telling Time
Picasso - Draw! Paint! Doodle!
MathOpen - Kids Math workout



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