Shout Science! by teacher, Scott Dubois, is a cool new app that engages kids in scientific discovery in a fun and engaging format. Shout Science! is a wonderful tool for teachers to educate kids about the scientific revolution, which took place in Europe beginning in the 1500’s. But – Heads Up, this app offers many features that could be applied to other subject areas so don’t let the title limit you! Geography, reading, math, and the arts, are all incorporated into the three narrative biographies of some of the earliest scientists. Shout Science! is the type of app that any teacher will love to illustrate an array of different ideas and skills.
Teachers With Apps corresponded with developer Scott Dubois and got a bit of background history as to the origins of this wonderful app. Scott had always wanted to write and illustrate children’s books. Several years of teaching school, inspired him and Scott took a workshop with Chris Barton(Shark vs Train, The Day Glo Brothers) and came up with the idea to explore scientific concepts in the context of a biographical narratives. The Free, Timbuktu Magazine app, published his first story and Scott went on to write two more nonfiction narratives and put it all together in a nifty app for students and teachers. Scott, history major – turned web designer, who teaches gardening to kids, and loves comics, found a way to combine all of his passions into one package!
This review was originally published by TeachersWithApps.com on August 12, 2013. Teachers With Apps was co-founded by Jayne Clare, a Special Education teacher, and Anne Rachel, an artist and Early Childhood educator. Their goal is to be a credible resource for quality educational apps. Created to help parents, grandparents, teachers, administrators and anyone else, wade through the vast number of ”educational” apps being introduced on a daily basis, Teachers With Apps was founded by two lifelong educators and is dedicated to the idea that quality mobile educational apps are the tools of the future but they need to be used responsibly. Remember, not all educational apps are created equal.
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25 - 30 Minutes
Based on non-digital book: No
Allows Own Narration:
Uses Motion: No
Age: 7 - 11 +
English • German •
Shout Science! is a comic storybook app for young readers (ages 7-11) about scientists & scientific discovery by Scott Dubois. It consists of three narrative biographies that take place during the Scientific Revolution in Europe. The stories both entertain and educate on relevant science and history concepts. Shout Science was designed exclusively for the iPad and combines vertical scrolling panels with ambient animation, interaction, and sound to enhance reading comprehension. Each story also includes a supplemental page of reference images and timelines.