Futaba Classroom Games For Kids is a unique game app for children, educational as well as fun.
This app, a digital quiz game for both multi – as well as single players, really stands out because an adult can program the questions children answer to a wide age range of abilities from preschool age through the 10th grade as well as easy, medium or hard questions for these grades.
Up to four players can gather around the iPad which shows a question center screen, slowly revolving so all players have a chance to see and then answer the question with a tap from one of three possible choices at the bottom of their place at the screen.
A practice mode is also available that allows one player to use this app by himself.
The look of this app is quite nice, clean and sophisticated with a natural wood look to the background of this application as well as very nice music included to listen to – both relaxing as well as adding a bit of suspense to these games.
Also nicely styled are the questions which are included within a circle. With each correct answer, an area of this circle is highlighted until ten questions are answered correctly and a “Futaba” is earned – a citrus fruit that is a consistent theme in this educational app.
From animal recognition to the Table of Elements, different shapes to counting money and even learning about languages different from English, this app covers a vast array of questions that can be included.
It took me some time to understand how to create my own games using the filters provided, and I personally think it is easier to choose from all the subjects available instead of trying to filter these choices by grade or difficulty, as after going down the extensive list, I can simply check off the questions I would like included – down to the specific questions, and not just what themes to focus on.
I admire how multiple games can be created to allow children of different abilities to play this app at different times, making it a great choice for school settings as well as use in the home, especially for families with children of different ages and subjects to focus on.
Be it alone or with others, I can see children of all ages as well as adults enjoying these quizzes a great deal. I also appreciate how the plethora of questions for children from preschool into high school allows this app to grow with children, as well as to be a great teaching tool for the classroom as well.
Futaba Classroom Games for Kids
Released: 2012-01-25 00:00:00
Description from the DeveloperTurn your iPad into a small Smart table with for up to four players at once.
* Editor's Choice Award as printed in Aug'12 edition of Children's Technology Review
* Featured on Wired.com "apps that best meet the needs of children"
* Recommended by TCEA Texas Computer Education
* Tennessee Board of Regents iPad App of the Month
* The 12 Best Children’s Educational iPad Apps Released In 2012 (Teachers with Apps)
* "A powerful concept for the iPad" - Teachers with Apps
* Top 10 Multiplayer Games for Kids - Smart Apps for Kids
* New & Noteworthy January 2013, Feb 2012, June 2012
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Futaba Classroom Games is the only multi-player game of its kind on the iTunes App Store!
Up to 4 students can cooperatively learn using just one iPad. Each child takes a seat around the iPad and taps in to start. The game begins as images and questions spin into the playing area. The first player to answer correctly scores a point. Win 3 rounds and earn a Futaba (a small ‘seedling’).
Futaba also includes a single player practice mode - a great way to study at home or in the classroom (see our screenshots below).
NEW - Futaba Cloud Service - it's now easier than ever to create and share games with other iPads in your classroom.
****INCREASE YOUR CHILDREN’S SCORES****
Containing a number of teacher recommended learning sets, Futaba is designed to give your children an engaging review by supporting curriculum standards. These include lower-case and upper-case Alphabet Matching, Dolch Sight Words for 1st through 3rd grades, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Telling the Time, Currency, Countries and Flags, Shapes, Animals, Foods and more.
As an immensely beneficial classroom learning tool for children 4-10 Futaba is ideal for supporting class room activities of all types. Create reviews, introduce learning topics for the first time in a fun way or even have students create their own learning sets to solidify a review.
**** DESIGN YOUR OWN GAMES AND USE YOUR OWN IMAGES & TEXT ****
Futaba is a versatile application and one of a kind in the app store. Parents, teachers and even students themselves can add their own content to Futaba by using either the built in camera, the camera roll by copying images to iTunes.
Teachers can also create a FREE Futaba Cloud Account, which allows you to easily share your games from iPad to many using a simple class code.
INKids Education will be updating this app constantly with new learning sets, and you can always CREATE your own games.... (send a list of words in a particular curriculum or any other requests and we'll do our best to have our artist draw them up and add them to the next update).
If you have any questions, or would like to let us know about how you are using Futaba in your school please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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