App Name: Brain Quest
What does it promise? Challenging academic obstacles built into a fun adventure game for elementary students.
Does it deliver? Featuring fun and challenging curriculum-based questions along with immersive graphics and soundscapes, this app turns learning into a game. Since content reflects national and state curriculum standards, it’s both a great review tool and a preview of what’s coming next.
With characters including Casey, Jake and Gizmo by their sides, students sail through the wisdom islands, trek through a snowy mountain pass, or launch into a space voyage—all while honing their skills in math, science, language and history.
While the app is free, teachers should be aware that the content for the free version is somewhat limited. Additional packs can be purchased through the app. Grade-specific packs are $2.99, and the complete All Grades Pack is $9.99.
Can I use it in my classroom? Brain Quest is as fun to play as it is effective as a learning tool. This would be a welcome addition to any elementary classroom.
All apps can be found in the iPad apps store under education.