Ranger Rick's Tree House App Takes Home the Gold

Educational app receives top honors from the Association of Educational Publishers

06-07-2013 // Aislinn Maestas
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National Wildlife Federation is pleased to announce that its Ranger Rick’s Tree House app for the iPad has won the award for best Mobile/Wireless Learning Tool and the Gold Award for the Best Educational Innovation of the Year from the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP).

“National Wildlife Federation has a proud history of entertaining and educating children about the wonders of animals and nature,” said Mary Dalheim, Editorial Director of Children's Publications for National Wildlife Federation. “From our beloved children’s magazines like Ranger Rick to our new apps, our products make reading and learning about wildlife fun for kids of all ages. We are thrilled to be recognized by AEP for our achievements in educational publishing.”

Co-created by FableVision Studios, Ranger Rick’s Tree House is a highly interactive magazine designed exclusively for the iPad. Instead of navigating the magazine page by page, children immerse themselves in a virtual tree house that has numerous rooms packed with wildlife stories, videos, and games. Like the print magazine, all educational content within the magazine app is aligned to national curriculum standards and meets the fun-factor that Ranger Rick readers have grown to know and love. The app was launched in December 2012.

The AEP Awards honor excellence and innovation in the educational resource community and spotlight the best resources for teachers, parents and students. No other competition puts products to the test like the AEP Awards. The judging process utilizes educators and education professionals in three rounds of in-depth evaluation that include a detailed rubric and area for comments. Only products with high scores and comments from three rounds of judging are recognized as finalists and winners.

In taking home the Gold Award for the Best Educational Innovation of the Year, Ranger Rick’s Tree House app beat out hundreds of thousands of other apps in the categories of Digital Games and Simulation Tools, Emerging Technologies, Mobile/Wireless Learning Tools, Networked Learning Tools, Pedagogy/Methodology, and Student Response/Assessment/Data Management.

To learn more about the National Wildlife Federation, Ranger Rick’s Tree House, and all of NWF’s kids magazines and apps visit NWF.org/treehouse.

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