Monday, December 17, 2012

App Review + Giveaway

Cost: $1.99
Compatible with: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
Requires: IOS 4.3 or later

While searching for the latest and greatest apps for the classroom, I stumbled upon the app 4KidCal, and immediately fell in love.  The graphics first caught my eye, along with the name...a calendar just for kids?  WOW!  My first thought was my daughter...she loves to write things down in a calendar, my second thought was of how amazing this tool would have been for me to use when I taught 1st grade.  Using an "old fashioned" calendar with kids is great, but I always felt that something was missing...a component of helping kids to remember what was written for each event...this app offers that "magic" component... a recorded reminder of the event!

4KidCal is EXTREMELY user friendly and allows the child to update information by selecting the event date, cute sticker graphic, and then recording their voice to remind them of the details for that day.

As soon as I downloaded the app, my daughter began entering all important upcoming events into "her" calendar!  I think this would be a wonderful tool for parents as well as lower elementary classrooms that review the calendar daily!  This app correlates directly with Common Core Standards and will be a tremendous asset to any classroom!  To see this app in use, click here to visit the 4KidCal Check out just how user friendly the app is below!

Step #1: Open the app to begin!

Step #2: Create a new profile or click log in!

Step #3: Type your username to access your personal calendars!

Step #4: Select the year and month to begin!

Step #5: To add an event, simply tap on the date, pick your sticker, and record the details!

Step #6: To hear your recorded voice memo, click the play button!

Step #7:  Enjoy your calendar!

T3 is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Susan from 4KidCal to host a giveaway. We will gift 5 people with her app along with a fun flash drive and 5 other lucky contestants will receive a fun flash drive as well! So there will be a total of 10 winners, 5 will receive the app and a flash drive and 5 will receive a flash drive. 

Contest Rules:
  1. Comment to this post on how you will use this app! (Required)
  2. Share this blog post/giveaway for additional entries by entering your information in the box below.
  3. Become a follower of Techie Teacher Tales for 5 bonus entries...for directions on how to join, click here.


  1. I would use this app for my kids to plan their events and so that I would know their plans also :)

  2. I think this would be easy for my grandchild to learn his days and have fun while doing so,

  3. This would be very easy for my 1st grade son to work on organization. Thanks Techie Teachers!

  4. This would be a great app for my son to use to keep track of his important events. It would also be good for my students to use.