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Middle School Confidential 2: Real Friends vs. the Other Kind

Quizzes spark engagement with authentic teen scenes about friendship

Learning Rating
Editorial review by Common Sense Education
Community Rating
Not yet reviewed

Grades

5–8

Price

Paid

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD

Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are

Appealing graphic novel teaches relatable tween lessons

Learning Rating
Editorial review by Common Sense Education
Community Rating
Based on 3 reviews

Grades

5–8

Price

Paid

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD

NPR One

Trusty podcast app has quality content but lacks learning supports

Learning Rating
Editorial review by Common Sense Education
Community Rating
Based on 5 reviews

Grades

9–12

Price

Free

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Chrome, Windows

Tiggly Story Maker: Build Words and Record Your Own Tales

Explore vowels, create some zany stories, but possibilities limited

Learning Rating
Community Rating
Not yet reviewed

Grades

Pre-K–1

Price

Paid

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD

Toca Nature

Create, explore, and enjoy realistic (but G-rated) virtual forests

Learning Rating
Community Rating
Based on 3 reviews

Grades

K–4

Price

Paid

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD

Geography Drive USA

Engaging game uncovers many fun facts, but not much in-depth learning

Learning Rating
Community Rating
Not yet reviewed

Grades

3–7

Price

Paid

Platforms

iPad, Nook HD

Monkey Preschool Explorers

Easy, customizable basic-skills drills in fun, if repetitive, format

Learning Rating
Community Rating
Not yet reviewed

Grades

Pre-K–K

Price

Paid

Platforms

iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Nook HD

Operation Math: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division

Spy-themed drills engage elementary students, build math fluency

Learning Rating
Community Rating
Based on 4 reviews

Grades

1–5

Price

Paid

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD

The New York Times

Easy access to news, but most content is available only to subscribers

Learning Rating
Editorial review by Common Sense Education
Community Rating
Based on 5 reviews

Grades

9–12

Price

Free, Paid

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Chrome, Windows, Web

Rosetta Course

Stellar but pricey tool immerses users in meaningful language learning

Learning Rating
Editorial review by Common Sense Education
Community Rating
Based on 3 reviews
Privacy Rating
Expert evaluation by Common Sense

Grades

6–12

Price

Free

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Chrome

NPR News

Top-notch digital content takes students beyond the airwaves

Learning Rating
Editorial review by Common Sense Education
Community Rating
Based on 4 reviews
Privacy Rating
Expert evaluation by Common Sense

Grades

9–12

Price

Free

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Chrome, Windows, Web

OneDrive

Share files with Microsoft’s free but limited cloud storage tool

Learning Rating
Editorial review by Common Sense Education
Community Rating
Based on 3 reviews

Grades

9–12

Price

Free

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Chrome, Windows, Mac, Web

Smithsonian Channel

Short video clips might pique interest but don't deliver much content

Learning Rating
Editorial review by Common Sense Education
Community Rating
Based on 3 reviews

Grades

6–12

Price

Free

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Web

My PlayHome Stores

Free-play virtual shopping experience is full of surprises

Learning Rating
Community Rating
Based on 4 reviews

Grades

Pre-K–2

Price

Paid

Platforms

Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD

Fizzy's Lunch Lab Fresh Pick

Fun, healthy-eating themed app has ambiguous math content

Learning Rating
Community Rating
Based on 4 reviews
Privacy Rating
Expert evaluation by Common Sense

Grades

1–3

Price

Free

Platforms

Android, iPad, Kindle Fire, Nook HD