Balefire Labs Launches Social Studies App Reviews for PreK-12 Education

Social Studies Joins ELA, Math and Science Mobile App Reviews.

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Balefire Labs, Inc ( provider of online, PreK-12, educational app reviews for teachers and parents-- announced today the launch of Social Studies app reviews in their service.

"We're thrilled to introduce Social Studies app reviews into our services today," said Karen L. Mahon, Ed.D., President and Founder of Balefire Labs. "Up until now we have been focusing on English Language Arts (ELA), Math and Science and now we are rounding that out with Social Studies. Since we launched last August we've had countless teachers ask us to start doing Social Studies app reviews and we're excited to be responding to those requests."

Today Balefire Labs is publishing 172 Social Studies app reviews for PreK-12.  Additional app reviews are added monthly; these additions will now include Social Studies apps along with ELA, Math and Science. A total of more than 1400 educational app reviews have been published on the site in the past five months.

Social Studies is a broad category including many academic topics, including history, political science, sociology, economics, geography, psychology, anthropology and civics. "There are many, many Social Studies apps available in the app stores, but comprehensive coverage of social studies topics is somewhat spotty," says Mahon. "In addition, in the education category there are many Social Studies apps that are reference tools and are not actually instructional. We have a real opportunity here to help Social Studies teachers save time searching for apps on their own by providing a quick and easy way for them to find the instructional apps that are the highest quality. And we can't wait to get to know a bunch of new teachers!"

About Balefire Labs, Inc.

Based in Tyngsborough, Mass., Balefire Labs, Inc. is a provider of tools and services that foster children's learning & achievement. Launched in 2013, the new online service provides teachers and parents objective evaluations of PreK-12 educational apps based on rigorous, scientifically-validated criteria, so they are confident they are choosing products that are most beneficial for their children. Balefire Labs is the only service available that uses objective criteria and makes its evaluation process transparent to teachers and parents so they have peace of mind. Balefire Labs, Inc. accepts no advertising dollars or third-party vendor payments for reviews.

For a free trial of the Balefire Labs educational app review service, please visit Balefire Labs can also be found on Facebook , Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn

Media Contact: Karen Mahon, Balefire Labs, 978-512-0840,

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