Caboose – Learn Patterns and Sorting with Letters, Numbers, Shapes and Colors App is a game scenario that provides practice and reinforcement for sorting and patterning skills. It is a fun activity for children as they complete activities to travel across the U.S. or Europe on a train. We love this app because it is an interactive and engaging blend of great fun and learning. (Julene Reed in

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@Reks’ patterns and sorting app has been recently reviewed by Julene Reed, an educator and consultant with twenty–two years of experience as an administrator, integration specialist, and teacher. Julene is currently the Director of Academic Technology for St. George’s Independent School in Memphis, TN.

According to Julene the Caboose App is a great cognitive exercise that aids analytic logic and thinking. She also noticed that there are many different opportunities for customization in this app, allows change as ability levels increase, thus avoiding frustration or boredom and keeping students engaged. Her final verdict:

Kids will love this app because it is a game with embedded learning. They will want to get their train to the end of its journey, and on the way, they will learn lots of patterning and sorting skills.

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About Julen Reed

Julene’s areas of expertise include global education, Google Apps for Education, mobile learning devices in education (i.e., iPads), digital media projects, challenge based learning, technology integration, 21st century skills for education, 1:1 computing, technology planning, interdisciplinary education, distance learning, web 2.0 tools, Common Core and mobile learning, and more. Julene’s consulting has included technology assessment and sustainability plans along with guidance for building technology vision and leadership.

Julene is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Discovery Education STAR and Leadership Council member, Google Certified Teacher, and the International Chair of the Global Education Conference Advisory Board. Julene has developed curricular content for Apple Education, iTunesU, and Polar Bears International’s Tundra Connections. Julene has a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction as well as a B.S. in Elementary Education. Julene’s expertise and experience as a presenter along with her enthusiastic, energetic, and interactive approach to professional development provide meaningful, motivating, and engaging opportunities for educators and leaders of all levels and disciplines.

Google Profile: Julene Reed
Twitter: julener


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