HUGE News! Find the Best Educational Apps NOW!

Balfire-Labs-Logo-RGB-300pxToday’s the day we’ve all been waiting for, so I hope you’ll forgive my overflowing giddiness! Yes, today, my new business, Balefire Labs, launches!!

Parents and teachers, we can help you find the educational apps that provide the best instruction for your kids. By subscribing to the Balefire Labs service, you will have access to more than 1200 reviews of PreK-12 educational apps for iOS. We use science-based, objective review criteria and, because we apply the same criteria to all apps, you can compare apps directly to one another in our comparison charts!

So I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support as I’ve made this journey as an entrepreneur…well, an EDUpreneur, really. Many of you have sent kind, encouraging notes and it has meant the world to me. I couldn’t have done this without my friends and colleagues (and I count you all among them) cheering me on!

Here’s how you can continue to help!

Visit our website and subscribe!

Like our Facebook page and share our information with your Facebook friends!

Follow us on Twitter @BalefireLabs and retweet our tweets!

Follow our company page on LinkedIn!

I definitely can’t do this alone. I’m on a mission to help parents and teachers navigate this crazy world of educational apps, and further, to help kids get access to apps that actually teach! Please join me on this adventure! And THANKS!


About karen mahon

i am a behavior and learning scientist. i hold an ed.d. in educational psychology and am trained as an instructional designer. i have spent more than 15 years working in education and instructional software design.
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9 Responses to HUGE News! Find the Best Educational Apps NOW!

  1. Randy Moy says:

    Awesome news Karen! Best of luck to you and your new venture! Hope you and David are doing well!

    Randy Moy, Instructor
    Swimming Dragon Tai Chi

  2. Paul Olean says:

    Nicely done.

    Paul Olean Mobile: (617) 921-4428 Email:

  3. Marc Millot says:

    Congratulations and good luck!

    Dean Millot Sent from my iPhone 703-587-6679

  4. Marc Millot says:

    Why not also target teachers?

    Dean Millot Sent from my iPhone 703-587-6679

  5. mconnell2013 says:

    Congrats, Karen! An objective app review process like Balefire’s that focuses on features that actually relate to learning outcomes is sorely needed and long overdue in the app space. I’ll be interested to see how this plays out.

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