10 June 2015
Clevertouch Plus, the market leading interactive touchscreen from Sahara, which launched a ‘first of its kind’ educational App store called Cleverstore at the end of 2014, has added a range of new educational apps to the store.
Available on all Clevertouch Plus touchscreens, the Cleverstore now boasts over 50 apps from leading app developers including Dolphin (browser), StoryToys, MindMeister, Daydream Education and Allcancode Inc to name but a few, which support the national curriculum and have been specifically formatted for use with large interactive screens.
Apps on the Cleverstore have been rigorously tested to ensure they are appropriate for the classroom and they have been stripped of ads and in-app purchases, enabling teachers to download subject or key stage apps for free that will inject fun and interactivity into lessons. More apps are scheduled to drop into the store in the coming weeks including GCSE Revision Buddies and a significant number from Nuiteq, details of which will be released later in the year.
Shaun Marklew, Sales and Marketing Director at Clevertouch comments “Using touch devices and apps is second nature to children and teenagers. We are thrilled to be able to offer Clevertouch users leading apps from respected developers such as StoryToys, Daydream Education and MindMeister. Cleverstore has been designed to give teachers instant access to a library of interactive tools they can trust to help bring lessons to life and improve the learning experience for their pupils.
As a company, we’re committed to working in partnership with developers and educators to create a suite of apps for interactive screens as well as teaching resources, which can be used with the Clevertouch range making it an even more effective and intuitive solution for our end-users.”
Cleverstore apps are suitable for both primary and secondary age groups and engaging pupils across a wide range of subjects and activities. The full suite of apps in the Cleverstore can be found at www.clevertouch.co.uk/cleverstore.
App Partner Quotes
“Clevertouch interactive touchscreens offer an amazingly easy input technology that turns every MindMeister mind mapping session into a fun experience for learners of all ages”, says Raphaela Bradner from MeisterLabs, the company behind the intuitive mind mapping app MindMeister.
Craig Moss, Marketing Manager at BETT Award winning Daydream Education says, “Cleverstore provides teachers with instant access to a wide variety of ground-breaking apps like our mathstutor suite of apps, which help improve creativity, innovation and engagement in the classroom. The fantastic teaching and learning resources available in the Cleverstore adds significant value to the Clevertouch Plus and we’re proud to be a part of that.”
Barry O’Neill, CEO of StoryToys says, “We are delighted to have partnered with Sahara to put StoryToys apps, including the hugely successful Hungry Caterpillar interactive book, in the Cleverstore to benefit students across the UK and beyond. In Sahara we have found a market-leading partner that shares our focus on innovation, quality and customer satisfaction. I believe this deal represents the beginning of a long and mutually beneficial relationship, and we look forward to working with Sahara Clevertouch to develop a broad suite of apps that can meet the emerging needs of educators.”
Harry Van Der Veen, CEO of Nuiteq, says of his continuing collaboration with Clevertouch “Snowflake applications have been so successful on the Clevertouch range of products that it was a natural step to offer a wide selection of our Android supported Entertainment applications on the Cleverstore. We are pleased to extend our partnership with Sahara to the Android platform, as it shows the flexibility of Snowflake, as a true multi-platform solution. The game based applications will provide users with an engaging and fun multi-user experience, bringing the Clevertouch to life.”
Julia Webb, Co-Founder of Revision Buddies, says of the new partnership “We are delighted to have joined forces with the forward thinking team at Sahara. Revision Buddies’ high quality, syllabus based apps are written by passionate teachers, examiners and academics with a key focus on making GCSE revision more accessible, fun and interactive, and this partnership provides just that. Through the Clevertouch Plus high definition screens, teachers are given a fuss free way to use our apps in the classroom, the opportunity to play a more collaborative role in revision and ultimately the provision for students to improve their results.”