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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

Download Universal Binary File Size: 5.5 MB

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Icon Anki 2.1.4

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: September 5, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.10 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 89.7 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 Geometer's Sketch Pad 5.06

The Geometer's Sketchpad® is the world's leading software for teaching mathematics. Sketchpad® gives students at all levels—from third grade through college—a tangible, visual way to learn mathematics that increases their engagement, understanding, and achievement. Make math more meaningful and memorable using Sketchpad.
Elementary students can manipulate dynamic models of fractions, number lines, and geometric patterns. Middle school students can build their readiness for algebra by exploring ratio and proportion, rate of change, and functional relationships through numeric, tabular, and graphical representations. And high school students can use Sketchpad to construct and transform geometric shapes and functions—from linear to trigonometric—promoting deep understanding.
  • License: Demo, Buy
  • Developer/Publisher: Key Curriculum Press
  • Modification Date: April 26, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 86.5 MB

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Icon Gradekeeper 7.0

Gradekeeper is powerful, easy to use gradebook software for Windows, Mac OS X, Palm OS, and Pocket PC.
Gradekeeper is as easy to use as your paper gradebook. You can record grades and attendance for the entire school year. You can add students, assignments, and scores to your gradebook by just clicking and typing. But Gradekeeper does so much more. Once you try Gradekeeper, you'll throw away your paper gradebook!
Gradekeeper works with StarQuiz (to give tests and quizzes and have the results automatically added to your gradebook), and with Edline, School Center, TeacherWeb®, and The Homework Site (to provide parents and students with secure access to grades and other information online). You can also post grades securely on your own web site.
  • License: Shareware, Single License $20 - School $100 - District $500
  • Developer/Publisher: Daniel Ethier
  • Modification Date: July 19, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher or iOS 8.0 or higher

Download Universal Binary File Size: 5.1 MB

Download iOS File Size: 4.7 MB - for iPhone

Download iOS File Size: 11.5 MB - for iPad

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Icon Hangman Pro 4.0.1

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 7, 2018
  • 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

Download Mac File Size: 2.1 MB

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Icon Making the Grade 2.5d

Making the Grade is the complete teacher classroom management tool. Featuring an integrated Gradebook, Daily Record, Seating Chart, Student Portrait studio and more.
  • License: Demo, Single User $75
  • Developer/Publisher: Jay Klein Productions
  • Modification Date: January 9, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 6.6 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

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

Download Mac File Size: 17.6 MB

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Icon Moodle 3.4.2

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: March 21, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 56.8 MB

Download iOS File Size: 54.1 MB

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Icon QuizMaker Pro 2018.2.1

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: March 8, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 18.1 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

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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