Summer is a Great Time for Apps

While a good number of Americans still carry cell phones that well… make phone calls and that’s about it, approximately 56% of Americans carry around what we like to call “smart phones”. The phones aren’t really smart, but they stand out because they run small applications called “apps”.

Do you have a smart phone or tablet computer? Summer is a great time to download some educational apps. Yes, it’s tricky parenting… giving your kids something that feels more like a game, but teaches them something useful (like Ancient History or Medieval Life). :)

Here are the apps that Knowledge Quest has available at this time:

KQ TimeTraveler

Description: Transport yourself to another time and another place through KQ TimeTraveler. KQ TimeTraveler is a unique app that provides educational content in an entertainment setting. Using your ipad’s camera and/or photo library, users can transpose their face into a scene from history and become a historical hero. Quizzes reinforce their history knowledge and Facebook and email integration allow users to share the fun.

Link to App Store

$1.99

Map Trek: Ancient World

Description

Have you ever been teaching a history lesson when one of your children pipes up with a question. “Mom, is Carthage a city in Oregon or some other country?” Oh dear, you think to yourself and then calmly explain, “Honey, first of all, Oregon is a state, not a country. And Carthage no longer exists, but I think it was located on the northern tip of Africa across the Mediterranean Sea from Italy.” After receiving two or more questions along this vein, you realize that you need some better resources.

Actually, you only need ONE!

Map Trek: Ancient World mobile application is a historical atlas and geography encyclopedia in one. Map Trek allows you to teach geography alongside history. This is a resource that any parent or student can use with brilliant success, even if you don’t remember a thing from your history or geography classes in school.

Grab your children by the hand. It’s time to explore our world throughout history. And what better place to start than with the ancient time period.

Here is the full list of maps that are included in the first volume of Map Trek – Ancient World (There will eventually be 4 apps in the Map Trek series):

* World Map (landforms)
* Descendants of Noah
* Mesopotamia
* Sumerians
* Called Out from Ur
* Abraham’s Journey
* Ancient Africa
* Old Kingdom of Egypt
* Ancient Egypt
* The Exodus
* Early Greece
* The Promised Land
* 12 Tribes of Israel
* The Assyrian Empire
* Israel’s Golden Age
* Phoenicia’s Trading Empire
* Solomon’s Kingdom
* Israel’s Divided Kingdom
* Ancient India
* Ancient China
* The Founding of Rome
* Babylonian Empire
* The Persian Empire
* Greco-Persian Wars
* Golden Age of Greece
* Ancient Europe
* Alexander the Great
* The Punic Wars
* Palestine during the time of Christ
* The Early Church
* The Roman Empire
* The Roman Empire Divided
* Barbarian Invasions

Since these maps are chronological in sequence, you may use them easily with any chronological history program. These maps are meant to enhance your current history program and make it even better.

Link to App Store

$7.99

 

Wonders of Old: Ancient Timeline

Description

Wonders of Old: Ancient Timeline is a beautiful timeline reference app which will give you a unique perspective on the events of world history, including:

- kingdoms
- empires
- rulers
- wars
- artifacts
- inventions
- advancements
- and so much more!

It is a proven fact that timelines help cement historical facts for students and adults alike. Seeing the progression of time in the form of a timeline will allow your student to gain a better understanding of the flow of history.

The truth is… many students may study the fall of Carthage, the Han Dynasty, the Rosetta Stone, and the archeological site of Teotihuacan, never realizing that these four events all happened within the same timeframe – 202-196BC. These events may seem unrelated and yet the use of a timeline can unlock the mystery as to why all of these events occurred within the same period of time. A timeline will give you and/or your student a unique perspective of time. By seeing the events of history recorded in linear progression, you will make connections between those events in history that you might not otherwise make.

Wonders of Old is a 4-part app series, dividing the events of world history into four historical time periods: ancient, medieval, new world and modern. Wonders of Old: Ancient Timeline is the first app in this series.

Link to App Store

$4.99

Wonders of Old: Medieval Timeline

Description

Wonders of Old: Medieval Timeline

Wonders of Old: Medieval Timeline is a beautiful timeline reference app which will give you a unique perspective on the events of world history, including…

- kingdoms
- empires
- rulers
- battles
- explorations
- literature
- architecture
- and so much more!

It is a proven fact that timelines help cement historical facts for students and adults alike. Seeing the progression of time in the form of a timeline will allow your student to gain a better understanding of the flow of history. Maps are included so that students can see where events happened as well.

The truth is… many students may study the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks, the end of Hundred Years’ War between France and Britain, and the printing of the first book, the Gutenberg Bible, never realizing that these three events all happened within the same year – 1453AD. These events may seem unrelated and yet the use of a timeline can unlock the mystery as to why all of these events occurred within the same year. A timeline will give you and/or your student a unique perspective of time. By seeing the events of history recorded in linear progression, you will make connections between those events in history that you might not otherwise make.

Wonders of Old is a 4-part app series, dividing the events of world history into four historical time periods: ancient, medieval, new world and modern. Wonders of Old: Medieval Timeline is the second app in this series.

Link to App Store

$4.99

 

Medieval Life for iPad

Description

This app brings together sights, sounds, text, and photos of Medieval Life.

Learn about banners and knights in Castle life.
Learn about Vikings, their life, their religion, and their diet.
What about Cathedrals and the different architectural components?
Towns and Farms and the various roles that people took on to make medieval life possible.

From a “bird’s eye” view the student can tap on any of the following landmarks. Then each will zoom in to details on that aspect of Medieval Life.

Castle Life
Cathedral
Farms
Vikings
Towns

The text and illustrations were prepared by Knowledge Quest, Inc.

We hope this compliments your unit studies of Medieval Life for you and your students.

Link to App Store

$4.99

Wonders of Old: New World Timeline

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Description

Wonders of Old: New World Timeline is a beautiful timeline reference app which will give you a unique perspective on the events of world history, including:

famous people
significant events
battles
explorations
literature
and so much more!

There are 116 historical events between 1600 and 1865 with text and photos linked locally within the app to each timeline event. No WiFi is required.

It is a proven fact that timelines help cement historical facts for students and adults alike. Seeing the progression of time in the form of a timeline will allow your student to gain a better understanding of the flow of history. Maps are included so that students can see where events happened as well.

The truth is… many students may study the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks, the end of Hundred Years’ War between France and Britain, and the printing of the first book, the Gutenberg Bible, never realizing that these three events all happened within the same year – 1453AD. These events may seem unrelated and yet the use of a timeline can unlock the mystery as to why all of these events occurred within the same year. A timeline will give you and/or your student a unique perspective of time. By seeing the events of history recorded in linear progression, you will make connections between those events in history that you might not otherwise make.

Wonders of Old is a 4-part app series, dividing the events of world history into four historical time periods: ancient, medieval, new world and modern. Wonders of Old: New World Timeline is the third app in this series.

Link to App Store

$4.99

Wonders of Old: Modern Timeline

Description

Wonders of Old: Modern World Timeline is a beautiful timeline reference app which will give you a unique perspective on the events of world history, including:

famous people
significant events
wars
inventions
and so much more!

It is a proven fact that timelines help cement historical facts for students and adults alike. Seeing the progression of time in the form of a timeline will allow your student to gain a better understanding of the flow of history. Maps are included so that students can see where events happened as well.

The truth is… many students may study the the Boxer Rebellion, the Wright Brother’s first flight, and Henry Ford, never realizing that these three events all happened within the same decade – 1900 to 1909. These events may seem unrelated and yet the use of a timeline can unlock the mystery as to why all of these events occurred within the same year. A timeline will give you and/or your student a unique perspective of time. By seeing the events of history recorded in linear progression, you will make connections between those events in history that you might not otherwise make.

Wonders of Old is a 4-part app series, dividing the events of world history into four historical time periods: ancient, medieval, new world and modern. Wonders of Old: Modern Timeline is the fourth app in this series.

Link to App Store

$4.99

 

Jog My Memory

Tired of forgetting the important stuff in your life, like taking your multivitamin, picking up milk, or donning your tooth fairy persona?

With this simple, yet elegant, app, you will no longer have to worry about dropping any of those important balls that you juggle. Easy reminder set-up and reliable alarms allow you to focus on the things that matter, without worrying if you’ve forgotten something.

Link to App Store

FREE

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