At Avenues we believe technology can be a great aid in education, from our iLab, where we teach design, programming and engineering, to the 1+1 laptop and tablet program we use with our students. The devices our children use are powerful on their own; but what enhances their inherent value is the enormous range of available apps, which lets students do diverse and amazing things. As a school, we investigate and test many apps, trying to find ones that fit the specific needs of individual faculty members, students and scholastic units. To help your investigation, we are sharing our discoveries via a weekly app recommendation.

hopster-iconThis week’s app: Hopster

Hopster is a Netflix-type subscription based app designed for kids ages five and under. It combines award-winning kids TV shows (such as Reading Rainbow), educational games and classic nursery rhymes in a safe, ad-free environment.

Hopster is available in the App Store and Google Play.