edshelf And Balefire Labs Partner


edshelf  and Balefire Labs have announced the launch of a new collaboration that will allow edshelf customers to view Balefire Labs’ TopRated App badges on selected apps on the edshelf website.

edshelf is an edtech discovery engine. Parents and teachers can search for educational websites, mobile apps, and desktop programs by various criteria, such as price, age, subject, etc. In addition, edshelf members can create personal collections of tools to share with colleagues or embed on their own websites.

“We think edshelf is onto something great with their system that allows teachers to create their own collections of resources,” said Karen L. Mahon, Ed.D., President and Founder of Balefire Labs. “If we can help the members of their community to more easily identify the highest quality instructional apps available for their kids by sharing some information from our objective, science-based reviews, we’re excited to do that!”

With more than 1,300 reviews of preK-12 educational apps available, Balefire Labs, Inc. offers a TopRated App badge to developers of apps that earn a letter grade of A or B according to the rigorous Balefire Labs review criteria. Selected apps from this group will now be featured, using the TopRated App badge, on the edshelf website.

“Balefire Labs has the strongest and most comprehensive objective review criteria for educational apps that we have seen,” said Mike Lee, Co-Founder of edshelf, Inc. “We think the edshelf community will love the inclusion of the Balefire Labs TopRated App badge on our site. Parents and teachers will feel confident knowing that installing a Balefire Labs TopRated app means giving their children a high-quality and truly educational app.”

Source: Press Release