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Apps for High School Students: Seniors

Senior year is a very important year, however it can be very stressful for students. Here are a few apps that might help to make a students senior year a little easier.



MyMajors is an app that’s available for iPhone and iPad for free. This app allows you to search through various college majors to help you choose which one is the best fit for you. After you’ve chosen a major, the app generates a list of schools that offer that major and fit any criteria that you’ve set. This app is perfect for students who aren’t sure what they want to study, or where they want to go to school.



ACT College Search

This free app is perfect for students who are looking for a college to attend. With this app you can narrow down your school choices based on state, major, size, and more. When you find a school that stands out to you or a school that you like, you can add it to your “favorites” so that you can remember to research more about that school. This app is sure to help you find a college that’s a good fit for you!



College FAFSA Finder

This iPad app is available for free in the iTunes store, and it’s sure to be a big help to a lot of students! FAFSA is the way that students are able to get financial aid for college, this app helps you to not only search for colleges, but also FAFSA opportunities. This is definitely something that will help all high school seniors!



Do you have any other apps that you think would be good for high school seniors? Let us know!

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Henry’s SMART Headlamp on NOOK!

Lately it feels like a festival of Henry over here at the Campfire Apps Studio! While we have been focusing most of our time on our next game, Henry’s Summer Headlamp, we have also been spending some time working on Henry’s SMART Headlamp. We are happy to announce that Henry’s SMART Headlamp is now available for the NOOK Family of Devices by Barnes & Noble!

Henry’s SMART Headlamp is designed to help your child get ahead in core pre-school and kindergarten fundamentals as they use Henry’s headlamp to search in the night for all of the hidden objects including uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. While this app is targeted at younger children, it provides enjoyable game play for children of many ages and their families!

Download Henry’s Smart Headlamp on your Nook device today!

NOOK App : Henry's Smart Headlamp

You can learn more about Henry’s SMART Headlamp by visiting the Henry’s SMART Headlamp page.

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Fun Family iPad Apps

Here’s a few suggestions of iPad apps that are great for families!

Scorekeeper XL

Forget using a piece of paper and a pen, this scorekeeper app is perfect for a family game night! It’s simple, easy to use, and appealing. It’s great to use while playing board games or party games with family and friends. This app not only keeps score for you, but it also shows which player is in first place. This app is available for free, but only for a limited time. So make sure you go to the App Store to check it out!




The old-fashioned board game, The Game Of Life, is now available for play on the iPad! This classic game has always been a family favorite, and with this revamped version, it’s sure to stay that way! It’s even more fun to play the game with it’s new, clear HD graphics. This game is available for $6.99 in the iTunes App Store.



Pictureka! for iPad

Pictureka for iPad is great game for all ages! For just $4.99, you and your family are provided with hours of fun. You could play alone, or work together as a team to find the hidden objects mixed in with the crazy cartoons. This game is great for all ages and it’s fun for the whole family. You won’t regret downloading this app!



Shot & Found

Shot & Found is very similar to the popular game Draw Something. However, instead of drawing a picture for your opponent to guess, you take the photo yourself. This game is great for all ages, and it’s perfect for families. This is a game you and your family could play at home, or on the go.



Do you and your family have any iPad apps that you love? Let us know in the comments!

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Are Your Kids Safe?

While searching through the inter-webs I came across this post and I thought it was very interesting. According to a survey conducted by the Federal Trade Commission apps geared towards children do not fully disclose certain types of data. The consumer protection agency has scrutinized privacy policies and they have  suggested that app developers go back into their apps to make sure that they have disclosers of the data in their app. Young people, teens, and children are the vast majority of people using smart devices such as iPhone and Android. And many of the apps in the App Store are geared for these age groups. However, they’re not always as safe as they seem to be. As a parent, make sure that you’re monitoring what apps your child is downloading and make sure that they’re age appropriate and don’t include or suggest anything that you wouldn’t want your child to see. To read more about this, you can follow the link here to view the whole article.

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PHS Connect is now Available!

The Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts APPlied Club officially has an app in the App Store! The PHS Connect app has been approved by Apple and it’s now available for free in the iTunes App Store here. The students in the APPlied club have worked very hard to release their first app, and we encourage you to take the time to install the app for your device to see the result of their hard work.

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Last Call!

We are making this our final call for testers! We have had a great response to our testing program and have gathered a wonderful group of families and teachers to help us test our apps before submission. We are looking for a few more people to sign up to help us with testing and then we will be closing testing for the time being. If this is something you are interested in participating in, this is your last chance!

Campfire Apps testers enjoy early access to our apps as they become available. All we ask is that you take some time to play the games and use our apps with your families or students and then answer a quick survey about your experience. You can participate in as many test cycles as you would like. And, perhaps the best part, is that you get our apps for FREE!

Currently, we are looking for testers with Apple devices (iPads, iPhone, iPod touch) and Kindle Fire devices.

If this sounds interesting to you, sign up below:

If you are a parent / family, please follow this link to sign up:
Family Testers

If you are a teacher, please follow this link to sign up:
Teacher Testers

If you are a Kindle Fire owner, please follow this link to sign up:
Kindle Fire Testers

We want to extend a huge thank you to those of you who have already responded to our call for testers and have been involved in helping us with this very important step of the development process! We would also like to thank any of you who may join our testing team this time around. Remember, this is your last chance.

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Apple Introduces Textbook App

Apple has recently released a new app “iBooks2″ which is available for free through iTunes. It’s very similar to the original “iBooks” app, but the new version contains a section that is specifically geared towards students. Users will be able to see 3D images and rotate them for better understanding. Also, students can highlight and bookmark on the pages and create their own study cards within the app. There are a few reviews of the app in the Apple store and many people seem very excited about textbooks being available. One says that there is more detail included in these books than the paper versions. I think this app is a great idea! I haven’t used it yet, but it seems so helpful and I can’t wait to try it out. Once I get to college I’m sure that I’ll be using this app because I’d rather carry around an iPhone or an iPad instead of multiple 5 pound paper textbooks. If you want to learn more about this new app you can visit The Online Mom or The iBooks page in the App Store.

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We Need Testers!

Campfire Apps is working on a new game and we’re looking for testers! All you have to do is fill out a quick survey and you’re set! If you’re a parent you can go to the Families page to get started. We are also looking for teachers to test. If you’re a teacher and you are interested in becoming a tester you can follow this link to the Teachers page. And lastly, we need Kindle Fire Users. You can find out all of the information you need by following the links given. We hope to hear from you soon!

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Apps Bringing Families Together

There are many apps in the App Store that have been created to bring families together and encourage them to spend quality time with one another. One of these apps is called “WeDraw.” WeDraw is a game, similar to Pictionary, that is played with multiple players through a TV or computer. Once you download the free app onto your Apple or Android device, the game may begin. You can hook up the game through Google TV, a Samsung Smart TV, or your computer through http://wedraw.tv/. When you open the app on your phone, you then connect it to the game on the TV or the computer using only a code generated by the game. Once you’ve done that, you can play! Throughout the game each player is given a word that they must get the other players to guess through their drawing. The player with the word draws the picture on their device and it will show up on the TV or computer screen for the other players to view. The other players can then enter their guess from their device and the first to guess the word correctly wins the round. This is a great app to bring families closer and help them to connect through the use of technology.


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APPlied Goes Mini!

Last week we were excited to share a big surprise with our APPlied club kids. Campfire Apps purchased 3 Mac Mini computers for the students to use to start storyboarding our school app. They were so thrilled! It was a little like Christmas morning, there were papers and trash all over the floor, and the kids had the computer setup with Shawn’s help before I even realized they were doing it! Shawn showed the kids how to get everything setup with the hardware and software and they immediately got to work on the storyboards for the app. They were very excited that they had something to show at the end of the meeting, 2 screens actually. We can’t wait to work more with the Mini’s and get this app out the door!

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