School A to Z app - one of the best

A department-made mobile app designed to help students with spelling and maths has been named as one of the year's best.

The School A to Z app is among the apps featured in Apple Australia's App Store Rewind 2011 – a roundup of the best apps and games for 2011. 

The free app has racked up 40,000 downloads since its August launch by users in Australia and overseas, including China, Indonesia, the US and the UK.

The School A to Z app is consistently in the top 20 free education apps for iPad (via the Australian iTunes Store).

The app was developed as part of the School A to Z online school community, a resource that includes a website and social media channels. It aims to help parents support their child's learning and the response has been overwhelmingly positive, with many parents and students expressing their appreciation in emails to the School A to Z team.

One user wrote: "I think this app is one of the best I've seen especially the spelling bee where you can put in your own words".

A parent wrote: "I wish I had stumbled across this last week when my son wanted help with his homework."

Department Director-General, Dr. Michele Bruniges said: "The app is designed to be fun to use, as well as educationally useful, and the feedback we've received since the launch shows it succeeds on both fronts".

"The range of topics covered by School A to Z is truly remarkable, and I urge anyone with an interest in schooling or education to download this valuable, innovative resource," she said.

The School A to Z app also available for Android.

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