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Educational Apps Selected by Balefire Labs {Giveaway} #BalefireLabsKids #ad | The Divine Miss Mommy

Educational Apps Selected by Balefire Labs {Giveaway} #BalefireLabsKids #ad

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I am part of the Mom It Forward blogger network. I was compensated for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

As a busy mother of three children, I have to confess that I am not always great about checking out which apps my kids are asking me for. I tend to download first and look later. While I thankfully have never had anything inappropriate downloaded, I definitely prefer having educational apps for my kids but I am never sure which apps are best.

I was recently given the opportunity to work with Balefire Labs. What I love about Balefire Labs is that they take the guesswork away for you. They tell me what apps are best and provide the info in a non-biased, objective way.

ABOUT BALEFIRE LABS

Balefire Labs, Inc. is committed to doing their part to improve children’s education by guiding parents and educators in navigating the confusing world of educational apps. They believe that high quality instructional apps can help children learn and develop usable skills that they will need as they grow into adults and contribute positively to society. They exist because they think that parents and educators should have access to a non-biased, objective source of product reviews so that they have the information they need to choose products that best build children’s skills.

Their new online service provides parents and teachers objective evaluations on PreK-12 educational apps based on scientifically validated criteria. This allows peace of mind that they are choosing products that are most beneficial their children.  Balefire Labs, Inc. is the only service available that uses objective criteria and makes its evaluation process transparent to parents and teachers.

With more than 100,000 educational apps available, Balefire Labs, Inc. gives parents and teachers confidence in selecting those apps that are most beneficial to children.

Balefire Labs, Inc. enlists individuals who are also committed to advancing the education of children. The company trains them to review and evaluate educational apps using a scientifically validated process that includes fourteen separate criteria based on two key metrics: instructional design (ID) characteristics and usability. It is the only service available that uses objective criteria and makes its evaluation process transparent to parents and teachers.

Balefire Labs Splash Math


OUR EXPERIENCE

I was able to download a few apps that were perfect for my children. Our favorite so far has been Splash Math 1. My daughter loves playing with the app.

She always practices first and then when she plays, she loves getting prizes. She has been playing with the app daily and trying to get better and better. She has already asked me for more apps like this one.

Balefire Labs Splash Math 1

I will continue to check out the apps and find ones that I think my children will enjoy.

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WIN A YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO BALEFIRE LABS HERE {3 WINNERS}!

Three lucky readers of The Divine Miss Mommy will receive a 1-year subscription to Balefire Labs (Arv: $25). To enter, visit the Balefire Labs, Inc. website. Leave a comment stating an interesting fact that you learned from the website. Do this as your first, mandatory entry.

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Giveaway ends 8/25/13 at 11:59 PM EST. Entrants must be 18 or older and located in the US only. Winner to be chosen at random. All entries must be properly recorded in the comments to count (i.e. Link to tweets, Facebook page, etc). Winner will be notified via email and has 24 hours to respond. If winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen and notified.

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I am part of the Mom It Forward blogger network. I was compensated for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

About Stacie Haight Connerty

Stacie Haight Connerty, a social media consultant, is the Editor's Pick for Most Influential Southern Blogger from Circle of Mom's one of Cision Media's Top 10 Most Influential Mommy Bloggers and one of the HERoic: 10 Mommy Bloggers Who Rule Social Media.

Stacie is the About.com Travel Expert for Vacation Rentals and Shares and a contributor to iBlog Magazine. Stacie founded Social Media Chicks, a collaborative social media consulting company and Georgia Social Media Moms, a group of 350+ social media/blogging experts in her home state.

An Atlanta resident and lifelong writer, Stacie is the mother of three children (11 & under), leader of two Girl Scout troops, an active PTA member and married to the love of her life. She is always planning the next epic travel adventure for her family.

Comments

  1. Stephanie G says:

    I learned that they compare and contrast apps for children side by side so they can recommend the best apps in the category for children.

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