Macworld recommends learning numbers with Number Bonds by Thinkout

2012-03-27 13:16 by Johan Ranstam

Today Number Bonds by Thinkout was picked by Macworld Sweden as the App of the day, due to its ability to help children understand numbers and learn math. In short, the mention of the app is interesting since it’s based on the research by Diana Laurillard, whose research the app is based on. Further, Thinkout […]

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Helping children learn math is her passion – interview with Professor Diana Laurillard, University of London

2012-03-13 15:39 by Johan Ranstam

Our app Number Bonds by Thinkout is created to help people understand numbers as early as possible. Understanding numbers is vital for learning math. Something Professor Diana Laurillard has understood – something that made her devote her research on how to help children with dyscalculia and number understanding issues. It’s about much more than just […]

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Number Bonds by Thinkout at top-10 list at Apps4Kids

2012-02-28 15:25 by Johan Ranstam

Apps4Kids just finished a review of Number Bonds by Thinkout… And we’re happy to say that they found the app appealing. Enough so to put it in their top 10-list of tested apps! This is what they wrote: “Why we like this app? A fantastic introduction to numbers through visualizing quantities. Adorable characters and a […]

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We celebrate our first app award nomination!

2012-02-27 10:59 by Johan Ranstam has an award where readers gets to nominate and vote for the best app for children with special needs. It’s called Favorite Special Needs App, and Number Bonds by Thinkout, suiting for anyone who wants to learn numbers – special needs or not – was nominated! We’re so proud, and especially so since a […]

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An adaptive approach

2012-02-17 11:23 by Johan Ranstam

Think about this situation: you’re blind, or almost. When taking a walk, you have a white cane as your assistance. To avoid objects standing still it’s great. But when crossing a street, there’s not much the cane can do about cars in motion. Therefore, you’re guided by a ticking sound when crossing the street. The […]

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What digital tools can do in schools – interesting reading from Swedish newspaper

2012-02-07 22:44 by Johan Ranstam

We stumbled over some interested reading: in an article series* in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, the use of digital tools in schools are discussed. About 40 municipalities in Sweden are engaged in the program 1-1, where every student and teacher should get there own computer or tablet. It’s cool! According to the articles, the […]

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Hooray! First app is in AppStore!

2012-02-07 22:40 by Johan Ranstam

Number Bonds by Thinkout is released! Since a couple of days it can be found in AppStore! The app enhances learning through stimulating curiosity and passion. By using positive reinforcement from feedback loops it gets really efficient. It’s years of research in pedagogy, technology and neuroscience boiled down to one neat little app where the […]

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Nordic Game Press

2011-12-20 18:02 by Johan Ranstam

Today we made ourselves visible to the world. A press release regarding Thinkout and our first edutainment app Number Bonds was sent to Nordic Game Press. Read it!

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