Youtube Channel (Demonstration video): http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLhBRlo_URCItb_B5A2J9CQ
Lite version (1 Chapter - FREE):
Full version (7 Chapters - $4.99):
April 24. 2012 – Oslo, Norway. A professional tutor and recent graduate has created and developed the ultimate revision game app for students. This fun, interactive, and addictive app lets students play and learn what they need to know on the go!
The first app (in this series) that has just been released covers every definition you need to know for Economics. It breaks down the complicated concepts and definitions in a simple, understandable and fun way. To compliment the app, there are free e-books for anyone on the website, focusing on those who want to learn more.
You can select what you want to study as individual chapter selection (total of 7) covers everything from Introduction to Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Economics and Trade as well as Development. You can also shuffle all the chapters.
Why is this unique?
is it different?
The timed game aspect gives this educational app a fun and competitive edge, compared to the other traditional or “boring” apps, which are just flash cards or simply dictionary definitions.
For each wrong answer the game adds 5 seconds to your score, for every right answer there is visual and auditory positive reinforcment to help encourage the sense of achievement.
The option to challenge friends on facebook allows for an increased sense of competition and adds to the fun factor.
After only a few rounds of playing this game, users have understood and learnt complicated economic concepts which would otherwise have taken longer using traditional methods. As it is made by a recent graduate, there is a great focus on what students want and need. For example, being able to listen to your own music while you play, is a really important feature.
is this suitable for?
Everyone who wants to learn in a fun way! Focusing on IB Economics (all levels), AP Economics and other High School courses. It is also useful for some University Level courses. We have already been receiving feedback from customers around the world. One that stood out was a Master Student who needed to learn about economics, she said it is a:
“Really fun way of learning economic vocabulary and logic for people with no background in economics! Thanks!” – Vivi Ringnes
create something like this?
This is a great initiative taken by a recent graduate that knows what it is like to be buried in books and assignments. The creator of this app has adapted games for previous students into a mobile version. Making economics understandable and accessible for everyone.
“My inspiration for this idea was my students. When I first started my BA in Geneva, I started tutoring IB Economics part time. I started teaching two students who were both predicted to fail. One student had ADD and the other had dyslexia. This was a major challenge, as both (and their teacher) had totally given up! Within two months they both received a 5 out of 7! I created similar games (in real life) for them, and it clearly worked.“
Thea Myhrvold - Founder of IB SMART
My LinkedIn: http://no.linkedin.com/in/theamyhrvold