Don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this review. We’re giving away five App Store redemption codes for the Apologia Biology flashcards app!
With a variety of educational titles available, both the iPhone and the iPad are great teaching tools. An amazing variety of subjects are available. This month, we look at the science category, with Apologia Biology flashcards iPad app by iHomeEducator.
Apologia Biology Flashcards is another engaging title; a complimentary app to the high school level Apologia Biology text.
There is a section for each chapter in the Biology text. There are four drill modes included. Your student can choose from four different review types:
- Word – When given a word, select the proper definition;
- Definition – When given a definition, select the proper word;
- Spell – When given the definition, spell the word;
- Random – A randomized selection of the drill modes.
If your student needs repetition and drilling on biology definitions, Apologia Biology flashcards definitely fills that need. The student can also review his or her quiz and even email a copy to the teacher.
Some things I noticed: (1) The app is case sensitive (this is disclosed on their website). Not capitalizing an answer causes it to be wrong (e.g., thorax was counted wrong when Thorax was the correct answer). (2) a couple of typos
In summary, Apologia Biology flashcards is an app that relies on repetition as its teaching method. It is as its name says: flashcards. It is a high tech flash card deck.
Our seventh and eighth graders love using it. Seventh grader says, “it helps me remember what I’ve learned from the Biology book.”
Enjoy this demo video from the iHomeEducator site:
- Apologia Biology Flashcards iPad app is available from the iTunes store for $4.99.
- Universal for all iOS devices.
- View screen shots in the iTunes store.
- Read a full description of Apologia Biology flashcards on the iHomeEducator site.
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~Steve keeps busy with five children and a job in information security. He has a second job as principal of the Hodgepodge homeschool and also writes for Habits for a Happy Home and Passionate Purposeful Parenting.
Wow, I am currently waiting for my iPad to arrive in the mail. I am going to add this app to my list. Thanks for the review.
Daniele @ Domestic Serenity says
I’d love to win! We need this for next year…
Daniele @ Domestic Serenity says
Ooops forgot to answer question! Yes, we use apps! iWrite Words, Google Earth, BrainPop, iBirds Backyard, Mad Libs, Coin Crazy and many more!
Sigalit Chana says
We use all kinds of apps in our school… here are a few =)
Google Earth, BrainPop, Read Me Stories, Allen Math Algebra, My Bird World HD, Video Science,
Cash Cow, Spell Hero 2, Star Walk… to name a few =)
We use Google Earth, Cash Cow, Read me Stories…
We do use some apps for our homeschool…I just don’t know their names (hubby downloads them). I think we have Stack the States. We have several math games that our kids have to play for a few minutes before playing regular old games. Always looking for more.
We like Stack the States, GeoBee, The Elements, Khan Academy, Smithsonian Channel & many more. Our iPad is a great asset to learning resources and fun games.
I would love this app!! We use quite a few preschool apps (to keep little ones busy while big ones need help!). Bob Books, Google Earth, Read Me Stories, Montessorium apps, and many more!
Would love this app. We will be using this next year!
Jenny Anne says
I love the apps from iHomeEducator! We have the grammar and math and some others and they’re just beautifully done! Would love to have this one too.
Long Tribe says
I am just beginning to look at apps to help enhance our learning (and make the time the children want to ‘play’ more productive).
Angelle Tibbets says
We love math blaster!
Rhen @Yes, they are all mine says
I have several apps on my iPad that we use: Spanish, grammar, astronomy and spelling!
We have an iPhone and a Kindle Fire – can use it on thephone for sure…do you think you’ll create apps for the Kindle Fire, too?
Sherie Mazzei says
This looks amazing and would love to have it for my boys! 🙂
Mary Smith says
Wow! What an awesome complement to an already wonderful program!
Mindy at Grateful for Grace says
Yes, we use apps. I love the US Presidents one the best so far. The kids like Star Walk.
Cheryl Baranski says
I would so love to win this for my boys. It would be such a blessing.
We use the following apps
Kristen Lowery says
I would love it if they came out with an android compatible version (or PC compatible).
Debbie Clegg says
I like that this app is also available on my iPhone,
Jenn Porsche says
I’d love to try this out! We love apologia and use many apps in our homeschool. My kids favorite is stack the states.
I would love to try out this app. I just got an iphone about a month ago. I am such a homeschool mom. We use apps all the time. To study states and capitols, periodic table of elements, grammar apps, stack the states, math apps. I even have the constitution on my phone.
Christine Amador says
we use Word Bingo and Word Wagon 🙂
We do not use apps yet, but will be using Apologia Biology next year. We would love to win this to enhance Science, and preview apps!
I have my girls almost completely on ipads. My fav app is type on pdf. I make digiworkbooks and notebooking for them out of any publishers pdf formatted unit studies or workbooks.
A few math type games. I can’t really find anything worth the money.