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Icon Alchemist's Challenge 1.6.1

Alchemist's Challenge, a collection of chemistry quizzes designed to help you learn about one of the central features of chemistry: the periodic table.
We hope you enjoy Alchemist's Challenge, and that it furthers your knowledge and understanding of chemistry!
Salient Features:
- Five types of quizzes, all extensively customizable.
- Element naming, element symbols, formula naming, formula writing, balancing equations, electron configurations of elements and ions, and ion naming are some of the skills covered.
- Try the ultimate test--the Alchemist's Challenge--thought-provoking periodic table questions and answers.
- Score tracking, optionally password-protected settings and scores.
- Quizzes can be timed, have limited guesses, require the correct answer, and be of varying length.
- Great companion to our Periodic Table software!
- Mac OS X native version available!
  • License: Shareware, $15
  • Developer/Publisher: Synergy Creations
  • Modification Date: October 12, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher - 32-bit

Download Universal Binary File Size: 5.5 MB

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Icon Anki 2.1.13

Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it's a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn.
Anyone who needs to remember things in their daily life can benefit from Anki. Since it is content-agnostic and supports images, audio, videos and scientific markup (via LaTeX), the possibilities are endless. For example:
Learning a language
Studying for medical and law exams
Memorizing people's names and faces
Brushing up on geography
Mastering long poems
Even practicing guitar chords!
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Damien Elmes
  • Modification Date: May 17, 2019
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.10 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 107.7 MB

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Icon Classroom 2.0

Classroom turns your Mac into a powerful teaching assistant, helping you guide students through a lesson, see their progress, and keep them on track. With Classroom, you can easily launch the same app on every student iPad at the same time or launch a different app for each group of students. Classroom helps teachers focus on teaching so students can focus on learning.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Apple
  • Modification Date: March 26, 2019
  • Requirements: macOS 10.14 or higher and iOS 11.3 or higher for iPad

Download Mac File Size: 4.4 MB

Download iOS File Size: 18.5 MB

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Icon Crossword Wizard 5.6.2

Just enter the words and clues (or grab them from the built-in dictionary), add a graphic or select a puzzle shape to assemble the puzzle quickly and easily.
Create puzzles for vocabulary, spelling, topic reviews, foreign language, school newsletters or web sites. Design puzzle shapes to match your topic theme or insert graphic backgrounds to enhance the puzzle presentation and interest.
Uniquely, Crossword Wizard provides more than a dozen different puzzle types that can be generated from the one word/clue list, with many variations for each puzzle type.
  • License: Shareware, $50, Lite Version $29
  • Developer/Publisher: Rush Software
  • Modification Date: April 19, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher - 32-bit

Download Mac File Size: 13 MB

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Icon Flashcard Hero 2.9.2

Make your own flash cards and take the pressure out of test preparation. Flashcard Hero keeps track of what facts you already know so you can focus on what you don’t know and save a lot of time.
  • License: Buy, #8
  • Developer/Publisher: Kitestack Software
  • Modification Date: September 26, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.10 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 11.7 MB

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Icon Hangman Pro 4.0.2

Hangman Pro is a fun, secretly-educational, non-violent, colorful, soundful, expandable word-guessing game. This game is educational fun for the whole family and includes dozens of built-in categories, unlimited custom categories and much more.
  • License: Shareware, $15
  • Developer/Publisher: Ken Winograd
  • Modification Date: February 25, 2019
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 and higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 7.7 MB

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Icon iFlash 2.9.2

iFlash is a virtual flash-card program built for Mac OS X. If you want to learn almost anything, from a foreign language to the ten-codes police officers use, iFlash is for you!
iFlash includes many great features to help you study. You can record audio directly into any flash-card (great for foreign languages), as well as attach images. Other features include an unlimited amount of card sides per deck, advanced importing and exporting, iPod support, quick-searching, and a beautiful interface that is strikingly similar to other iApplications (like iTunes and iPhoto).
  • License: Shareware, $15
  • Developer/Publisher: Loopware
  • Modification Date: March 7, 2014
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7.5 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 2.1 MB

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Icon Master Spell 5.6

A straightforward spelling drill program and Hangman game.
Master Spell administers spelling drills using 3,600 included words and sentences spoken with a real voice and supplemental guidance using the Mac's Text-to-Speech.
Parents and teachers can record their own words and sentences.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: MacinMind Software
  • Modification Date: September 28, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher - 32-bit

Download Universal Binary File Size: 61.6 MB

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Icon Math Stars Plus 2016r1

The basic module of Math Stars Plus challenges students to complete all fact groups up to a selectable number. As each function (+ - x /) is successfully completed, the student earns a STAR. When 4 stars have been earned, the student's name is entered into the Hall of Fame. The program records every problem the student attempts and can be set to use the student's previous data in selecting new problems.
  • License: Shareware, $5 - Site $49
  • Developer/Publisher: Roger M. Clary
  • Modification Date: March 25, 2016
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher - 32-bit

Download Mac File Size: 17.6 MB

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Icon Moodle 3.6.0

Moodle is a course management system (CMS) - a free, Open Source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities. You can download and use it on any computer you have handy (including webhosts), yet it can scale from a single-teacher site to a 40,000-student University.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Moodle.org
  • Modification Date: February 2, 2019
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 62.3 MB - Moodle Desktop 3.6.0

Download iOS File Size: 46.9 MB - Moodle Mobile 3.6.0

Download Source Code File Size: 47.7 MB - Install Moodle on your own server (requires a web server with PHP and a database)

Download Mac File Size: 263.6 MB - Moodle Installer Package for Mac OS X with MAMP

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Icon QuizMaker Pro 2019.1

QuizMaker Pro is a full-featured application which generates, administers, scores, and archives tests or quizzes with up to 11 different types of questions within a single test. The program can be used to print multiple versions of a single test with answer keys for each version. QMPro will administer your tests and provide detailed score analysis by individual, class, or test. Tests can be placed online for downloading and taking by students.
  • License: Shareware, $25 - Site $169
  • Developer/Publisher: Roger M. Clary
  • Modification Date: October 21, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 16.5 MB

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icon Schoolwork 1.2

Schoolwork is a new iPad app built to help teachers both save time and maximize each student’s potential. With Schoolwork, it’s easy to share class materials, get students to a specific activity in an app, collaborate with students, and view student progress.
Teachers can easily create and send out a class announcement, a study reminder, or an assignment. They then get progress information on how their students are doing on their assignments, making it easier for them to personalize instruction to each individual student.
Students get one central place to see assignments, submit work, and view their own progress.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Apple
  • Modification Date: April 2, 2019
  • Requirements: iOS 11.4.1 or higher, iPad only

Download iOS File Size: 22.2 MB

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Icon starQuiz 3.8.3

starQuiz is an easy to use software package that makes computerized testing easy! You can create quizzes with multiple choice, true or false, short answer, fill in the blank, matching, and essay questions. Quizzes can include pictures, movies, web links, time limits, and more. And starQuiz makes it easy to give your quiz to students and view the result.
  • License: Shareware, Single User $40
  • Developer/Publisher: Cosmicsoft
  • Modification Date: December 9, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher - 32-bit

Download Universal Binary File Size: 18.3 MB

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Icon Word Search Creator 3.0.2

* Create Word Search puzzles of different shapes, sizes and difficulty.
* Do the word searches directly on your computer.
* Print the puzzles (and the solutions) so you can do the word searches the old fashioned way.
* Create your own word lists.
* Save partially completed puzzles so you can come back to them and finish them later.
* Reset puzzles so your friends or family can do the same puzzle.
  • License: Shareware, $15
  • Developer/Publisher: KKT Software
  • Modification Date: August 9, 2015
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.6 or higher - 32-bit

Download Mac File Size: 9 MB

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