Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere’s Ride is a splendid educational app for iPad 2 and beyond that does a thorough job of explaining the American Revolution and the details of Paul Revere’s ride.
Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere’s Ride is a new app in a series of Ansel & Clair apps that revolves around intergalactic travelers Ansel, a travel photographer from planet Virtoos and Clair, the Virtoosian robot who accompanies Ansel to Boston at the start of the American Revolution to take historical photographs used to teach other Virtoosians distant history.
During their visit, children, along with Ansel and Clair, will be led through a collection of scenes that bring much life and detail to the American Revolution through a variety of interactions, such as the ability to take photographs of important people and events or meet key characters who explain the issues of the day such as the Boston Tea Party in ways that will stick with children.
Children will also be quizzed on what they have learned along the way as well as incorporating puzzles, mini-games, poetry and art, all bringing great richness to this experience.
I have enjoyed Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere’s Ride a great deal, learning a lot of historical details I had forgotten many years ago, and I am sure this app would educate children about the American Revolution as they are kept engaged and entertained. An excellent use of music is also present, creating a lot of drama and suspense that will keep children engaged as they learn about American History.
I also really appreciate the mild science fiction aspect to this story when Ansel & Clair are discovered and are allowed to tag along as observers as long as they do not affect the history unfolding, bringing another layer to this experience.
Multiple players can keep create accounts holding their space through this lengthy application – a very nice touch.
There is so much to say about all the details included within this Ansel & Clair app that reviewing it is a daunting process, but I do feel very excited to recommend this app to all ages of children – older preschool through fifth grade and beyond.
As the weather gets cold and families travel, parents begin looking for applications to entertain their children for long stretches while feeling good about the screen time their children are exposed to.
Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere’s Ride consists of many hours of historically accurate information and a sizable amount of interactions and activities that will leave children with a greater sense of understanding of American history after they have completed this app, making the time they have spent with Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere’s Ride well worth it.
Do be aware that this app would also make a wonderful gift of substance for other families as well as those who have access to an iPad 2 or higher.
Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere’s Ride is a stellar choice for the educational setting, as this information is delivered in a way most multi-sensory, making great use of iPad technology, especially for students who may be reluctant readers who would thrive on meeting the historical cast of characters who talk about their lives first.
I sincerely hope Cognitive Kids continues to add applications to this series as Ansel and Clair apps are perfectly realized educational apps every child could benefit from.
Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere's Ride
Developer: Cognitive Kid, Inc.
Released: 2012-10-23 07:00:00
Description from the DeveloperAward Winning App for iPad 2 and Later (not for iPad 1)
★ 12 Best Children’s Educational iPad Apps Released In 2012– Teachers with Apps
★ Top 35 Must-Have Educational iPhone and iPad Apps Used by Real Teachers in the Classroom – Appolicious
★ Best Kids iPads Learning Apps Winter 2013 – Imagination Soup
★ Cognitive Kid Changes the Way History will be Taught. - Teachers with Apps
★ Top Pick - I highly recommend Ansel and Clair’s Ride with Paul Revere. Cognitive Kid has done it again. - Fun Educational Apps
★ We endorse Ansel and Clair as one of the best app series available on the market today. – Yogiplay
★ Part video game, part history lesson, the app does a great job of integrating the engaging elements of a game with historically accurate information...The game seems like a perfect fit for upper elementary / middle level US history teachers- History Tech
★ 5 Stars - It is an animated, immersive, interactive, history lesson and an innovative and engaging way to make history come alive – highly recommended. – iMums
★ Really great way of learning History. Great app to get and I highly recommend it! - Apps for Children with Special Needs
★ If there is a problem, it's that kids will expect more lessons 'taught' this way, and be disappointed that there are only three such award-winning apps so far. Ultimately, the Ansel and Clair apps could certainly be used to demonstrate why schools need iPads. – iPhone Life Magazine
★ 5 Stars - Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere's Ride is that rarity in the iTunes store - an app that works equally well for grades K-5. It's too bad Cognitive Kid is so painstaking in its research and innovative in its app design as kids really need all 236 years of American History presented in this fashion. – Smart Apps for Kids
★ Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere’s Ride provides hours of educational content for children that is both deeply memorable, historically accurate, and engaging. This incredibly full app uses a wide range of interactive, multi-sensory experiences to provide elementary-age children with an exciting, living experience of early American history. – Apps For Homeschooling
Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere’s Ride (video demo at www.anselandclair.com)
★ Spectacular interactions & animations, stunning visuals, puzzles & games bring History to life
★ Integrated "touch and drag" locator to see maps of key locations like Paul Revere’s House, Boston Tea Party site, Town of Concord and much more
★ Mini-games explain concepts such as Boston Tea Party and No Taxation without Representation; 13 colonies jigsaw and “Help Samuel Prescott Escape” maze provide additional context
★ Art, poetry, music and puzzles incorporated in a thematic and contextual manner
◆ Licensed historical artwork of Paul Revere and others from museums
◆ Rendition of “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” by H.W. Longfellow
◆ Rebus puzzles popular at the time of the American Revolution
◆ World-class music with period appropriate American tunes
★ Exciting features
◆ Who’s Who Photo booth reinforces learning with short & fun biographies
◆ Pop-up quiz tests knowledge
◆ Type your own notes in the Travel Log pages
◆ Touch and drag camera to take 15 spectacular photos of key events, places and people such as the Boston Tea Party, Old North Church, John Hancock
◆ Collect and arrange photos in the Travel Log
Selected Awards won by the Ansel & Clair Series
✻ Parent’s Choice 2012 Silver Award Winner
✻ Dr. Toy Top 10 Tech Products of 2011
✻ 2012 Media of the Year Award - Creative Child Magazine
✻ National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) 2012 Silver Award
✻ Dr. Toy Top 100 Products of 2011
✻ Parent's Choice 2011 Recommended Product Award
To learn more about Ansel & Clair, visit www.anselandclair.com
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