Cool to be Clever: Edson Hendricks By Agio Studios is a superb and very inspiring e-book app for your kids to discover a fascinating story … The Life of Edson Hendricks , the man who went on to invent the design for internet. Beautifully designed, well narrated it will captivate your kids from begining to end! A must have book app that will empower your kids to think, build up confidence and show them that even if they feel different, lack confidence or are being bullied there is always hope!
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As an app reviewer I go over many apps on a daily basis. All the tops ones are featured on Fun Educational Apps and sometimes I just fall in love with one! Today’s review COOL TO BE CLEVER is simply one of these apps that I wish every kids would read!
Cool to be Clever: Edson Hendricks offers:
- An amazing and inspiring story for our kids. It tells the true story about an exceptional child who suffered at school. He felt different, was bullied but always followed his inspiration… a wise decision that left us with Internet, a tool that changed our life and the way we communicate. Just try to think what would happen when you can't get access to the net!!! Your kids can read the story or listen to it using the audio narration with cool musical background. Includes intriguing illustrations, with narration by Edson Hendricks.
- Inventing the internet where you will find lots of resources
- Clever Minds with detailed information on how the mind works
- Bullying – What does it feel like, how to stand up ….
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The story is fascinating and the way it has been translated into an app is engaging and captivating. There is quite a lot of reading to do so we enjoyed the audio feature and recommend you use it. Please note that it is an enhanced eBook app. It does not offer interactive features or fun games. It has been designed as an educational book for children 8 to 12 who can read on their own and it encourages them to investigate and explore all the backstory materials. It is also great for anyone with an interest in Internet history and inventing.
Some may argue that it does not offer enough interactive features, that it should go into more details …. At Fun Educational Apps we see it as an opportunity for our kids to learn and expand their knowledge. The kids liked learning about Internet, how it all started. They listened to the story from beginning to end. They were engaged and fascinated.
It is written by Leanne Jones and not too technical so very easy for the age group to understand. Besides the amazing true story the kids liked all the additional information. After listening to the story, they went on further and enjoyed exploring all the extra backstory information (videos, audio interviews, research, documents, etc.) on bullying, clever minds and the invention of the Internet… we ended up having a very interesting family discussion.
Finally, Fun Educational Apps likes the message being passed on where kids can see that one can be different, lacking confidence or even being bullied … if you are convinced you have something special, it is worth fighting for it. Convincing people with new, innovative and original ideas is never easy but perseverance and self-confidence can sometimes make a difference and the life of Edson Hendricks is the perfect example!
Overall, Cool to be Clever is a must have book app for any kids curious to know more about internet. We at Fun Educational Apps really enjoyed it. It allowed the kids to learn about a fascinating subject internet, allowed them to explore additional information and most of all it told them that if you strongly believe in something … Don’t give up!
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Cool to be Clever: Edson Hendricks is available for download via the iTunes App Store: iPad App
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