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We love CC! We also use this app a lot for our review time. However, I dislike that the audio starts as soon as you choose your subject and week. I have to quickly hit pause if using it in class. I also dislike the fact that the app has not been updated with the new Presidents song. The song is available for free on CC connected, however it hasn't been updated on the app. Getting on CC connected requires having an internet connection and sometimes even then, the link doesn't work. So having the updated song on the app would be very helpful and would be easy to update the app with it. I do agree with the other reviewer when it comes to CC making $$ of selling new curriculum. It seems like CC should offer a trade in like IEW did! IEW was so generous when they updated their TWSS. I hope that when CC switches to the new foundations guide that they will update the apps also instead of creating new one and making us buy them over again. I don't mind the tuition costs, because I know it goes to paying the tutor, director, SR and so on.
The CC app is a nice tool to use on community days for review of individual topics and the content is pretty great. That said it is lacking a few crucial features and falls well short of being user friendly when used at home for review. A few added features could make this app absolutely amazing! The best change that could be made to this app would be a repeat feature that would allow the user to loop/continuously play their choice of individual topics or an entire week without having to babysit the app. As it is now I have to constantly be on top of the button to hit play every 10 seconds. Classical Conversations is great for homeschooling but this app falls well short of being user friendly when used at home.
I hope this doesn’t sound too critical but my mind is bursting with ideas on how this could be so much better! For $15 bucks I was expecting something pretty amazing. (I mean, what app out there costs that much?!) Instead, you get something that looks like a power point presentation (you skip to the next slide for each week’s memory work in different subjects). Yes— a power point with clip art and 1990s font and colors. The content is good and “does the trick”...yes, it aids with CC memory work but it could be so much better as far as inspiring wonder, and being beautiful as well as more interactive and user friendly. Time to update to 2019! People buy this because it has the content they need for their child to learn, but it could be SO MUCH BETTER! Also, by way of price... make your CC apps an average price for an app, and charge for “in app purchases” just like everyone else does. Or, better yet, charge CC families $5 a month for use of apps. But first, you gotta make it worth it!
There is so much more that could be done with this app. My wishlist starts with updating the skip counting songs up to 15. There is a numberline that has 15 spots on it at the bottom of the screen, but the skip counting songs for the 2s and the 3s at least, only go up to 12. Probably just a mistake, but my wife is supposed to be teaching these songs in a little more than a month, and would like the app to reflect the songs she is supposed to teach. Thank you CC for providing this app. If you have the resources to pay for better app development, it would be well invested. I gave five stars trusting that the skip counting songs will be brought up to date before the school year starts.
I like the app, and I like having it on my phone so we can practice memory work anywhere. I also own the CD's so we can play it in the car, but we only have a CD player in our play room so I can't play the CD everywhere. I wish the app had an "auto-play" option to play continuously through either subjects or weeks. That way it would just continue to play until you stopped playing. It gets expensive to buy the CD's (which we can just continue to play until we want to stop practicing) and the app.
Foundations Memory Work Tutorials, Cycle 2
Now updated for the Fifth Edition of the Foundations Curriculum!
Strengthen your brain by memorizing quality content with art and song in a beautiful, interactive format in seven subject areas. Features include enhanced graphics and interactivity, Classical Conversations® Classical Acts & Facts® timeline, and the U.S. presidents!
educators know the importance of memorizing the grammar—the basic facts and vocabulary—of a subject. Now you can memorize the foundational knowledge of seven topics in a fun, interactive iPad and iPhone application.
In Cycle 2, Classical Conversations students memorize 161 events and people in the timeline, including the U.S. presidents; 24 history sentences from medieval to modern world history; 24 sites or features of European and world geography; 24 science questions and answers on ecology, astronomy, and physics; multiplication tables (1 through 15), squares, roots, cubes, and basic math laws and conversions; Latin verb endings; and English grammar rules. This app corresponds to the Foundations Curriculum, Fifth Edition, released in 2018.
Medieval to modern world history is presented in an interactive application with songs and artwork designed to make memorizing enjoyable.
Now integrated with other Classical Conversations resources, each history sentence and science question points you to the corresponding Classical Acts & Facts® card, handy flashcards for classical educators that will expand your memory work in depth and breadth.
No matter your age, you can build a firm foundation of knowledge by memorizing these building blocks of education.
Classical Conversations Foundations students, ages 4 through 12, have been using these tools in our online subscription service, CC Connected®. The iPad and iPhone application offers these features:
• Touch screen slides horizontally to reveal memory work by subject
• Touch screen slides vertically to study each subject by week
• Touch screen allows students to slide back and forth through the U.S. presidents
• Navigates back and forth and home easily
Classical Conversations® empowers homeschooling parents and establishes classical, Christian communities that equip children with a biblical worldview and the classical tools of learning in order to impact the world for God’s glory.
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