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10
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The ultimate puzzle game for imagination and creativity.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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10
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For kids interested in game design, this is a great way to jump in.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
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AGE
10
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There's really no app like GarageBand -- imagine being able to write, record, and share your own professional quality music wherever you are with a few taps of a screen. It's a powerful mobile digital audio workstation for multitrack recording with impressive, on-board loops and production and editing tools.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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AGE
10
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With vampires inside old castles, kids practice math by playing an exciting adventure.
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Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
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AGE
10
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An unstructured experience of beauty, originality, and emotion that's as powerful as a beautifully written poem.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2012)
AGE
13
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LEARNING
Smart site gives teens hands-on experience with coding.
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URL: http://www.codecademy.com
(2012)
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AGE
13
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Empowering sim explores women's issues and activism.
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Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
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AGE
13
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LEARNING
Kids can learn another language with this excellent, interactive program that includes self-guided lessons, progress tracking, and real-world projects for applying new skills.
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URL: http://duolingo.com/
(2013)
AGE
13
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LEARNING
Real people, real problems, real-world algebra solutions.
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URL: http://www.thirteen.org/get-the-math/
(2013)
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AGE
10
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LEARNING
2-D physics sandbox fosters awesome inventions.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
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AGE
10
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Fantastic animal and business simulation, fun for all ages.
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Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
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AGE
13
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LEARNING
Explore the vast human body with outstanding anatomy tool.
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URL: https://www.biodigitalhuman.com
(2014)
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AGE
13
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LEARNING
Sketchbook Pro is a serious digital art tool not to be mistaken for the many simple drawing apps available. It is an excellent, professional-caliber tool designed by Autodesk, developers with a history of well-regarded apps for designers, engineers, and architects. 
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Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Procreate isn't just an app to use on the go; it's simply impressive enough to take the place of many desktop programs. Thanks to the customization function the brush options are limitless, but an impressive arsenal is also included.
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Devices: iPad
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Solid tween advice site talks about everything.
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URL: http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/
(2007)
AGE
10
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LEARNING
Exercise is a blast on the Wii Balance Board.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Accessible building sim both challenging and fun.
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Platforms: Windows
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Dynamo site for girls has priorities right.
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URL: http://www.newmoon.com/
(2008)
AGE
10
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LEARNING
Innovative game creator is powerful but hard to learn.
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Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Tackles digital dating abuse with videos appealing to teens.
csm_website
URL: http://www.thatsnotcool.com
(2009)

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