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The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
 
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The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

by GTxcel
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 4.41
  • -Bug fixes
  • -Performance improvements

Product Details

  • ASIN: B007BSP5EU
  • Original Release Date: February 21, 2012
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,392 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Current and several past issues of TOS magazine included at no extra charge
  • Download each issue, and then return at your convenience for off-line reading
  • Search available issues
  • Bookmark your favorite articles
  • Tour a home-school classroom each month via video. "Reality Homeschooling!"
  • Watch videos, product demos in 3D or slide shows from columnists and other contributors

Product Description

Kindle Fire coming soon. For now, please enjoy your digital edition of TOS on your Android device.

Congregate at TOS for homeschool motivation galore—any time, any place!

The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine App serves up a banquet of interactive information for homeschoolers. Devour a steady diet of wisdom, curriculum recommendations and helpful ideas freshly prepared by experienced home educators. Nourish your mind and soul with ideas, resources, and motivation and make this your most satisfying homeschool year ever.

Magazine Features:
•Current and several past issues of TOS magazine included at no extra charge.
•Download each issue, and then return at your convenience for off-line reading.
•Search available issues.
•Bookmark your favorite articles.
•Tour a homeschool classroom each month via video. "Reality Homeschooling!"
•Watch videos, product demos in 3D or slideshows from columnists and other contributors.

Don't homeschool alone. Join The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, the interactive community for home educators. Connect with homeschoolers around the globe and be encouraged as homeschool veterans reach out to you with wit and wisdom with the TOS mobile App.

This application is powered by GTxcel, a leader in digital publishing technology, provider of hundreds of online digital publications and mobile magazine apps.

Technical Details

  • Size: 1.6MB
  • Version: 4.41
  • Developed By: GTxcel
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not working on Kindle Fire? - UPDATE: NOW WORKING! March 3, 2012
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Does anyone know why this app is not compatible with the Kindle Fire? I know that The Old Schoolhouse was developing in app for the Kindle Fire...is this it or is there another one coming? Help!

UPDATE 3/28/12: The app is now working on the Kindle Fire! It works great!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Install App June 20, 2012
What We Liked:

As always, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine includes practical encouragement, insights into learning styles, teaching approaches, curriculum reviews, advertisements (I actually love the ads - they're a great way to find new resources), unit studies, and plenty of inspiration.

In all honesty - I liked the idea of a digital edition before, but the apps make it SO easy to actually read the magazine - reading from a computer screen is hard for me, but reading from my phone or on the iPad is easy, portable, and gets done! I also don't lose my magazine as often when my children carry it off! And I really, really like getting a monthly dose of homeschooling encouragement for free! Now that the magazine is solely digital you'll also find a stronger emphasis on integrating technology into your homeschool, including monthly articles on apps! If you're a tech-savvy (or hoping to be) homeschooling parent or grandparent, then this is definitely the homeschooling magazine for you!

What We Didn't Like:

This app does require WiFi to access the issues (this is pretty unavoidable though - I'm so glad to have our WiFi back!), and the Android version doesn't let you save the issues to an external memory card.

Overall:

The much-loved Old Schoolhouse Magazine is now available for free, in a handy, practical digital edition that is served up directly to the free app of your choice (available in several operating system platforms). This app has made it onto my `no-brainer' list of apps to have loaded on my devices, it just makes sense to install this easy to navigate magazine that is always filled with helpful insights and encouragement for homeschooling parents.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I was so excited to hear that TOS / Texterity was releasing the Kindle Fire app for my TOS magazine. However, when I "purchase" the app, I get a message stating that it is not compatible with my Kindle Fire. I went ahead and selected it anyway in hopes that the error message was wrong, but it won't download to my Fire. I do hope this is a minor technical glitch and this can be corrected quickly. I just got my March issue of TOS and I'd really like to read it with the app!

UPDATE! 3/28/12

I've been checking frequently to see if the TOS app has been released by amazon and become Kindle Fire Compatible; last night when I checked it was! I immediately downloaded it to my Kindle Fire and it worked beautifully. I can view the magazine pages or a more simplified Text view. The links and videos work! If I don't have Wifi, it automatically switches me to a text view- no pics, but I can take it with me and read the articles. I can easily navigate through the pages and change text size for easy reading. Thank you TOS! The delays have required patience, but I am so glad to be able to view my TOS magazine on something other than my home computer!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent App May 3, 2012
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I was so excited when I downloaded this app. After opening it I am even happier. I love how I can bookmark the articles I go back to. Thankyou for bring your great magazine to Kindel Fire!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very well-done app for a fav mag April 21, 2012
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Thank you, TOS, for making this app available...for free!! Each issue is a gift! Love that I can change the font size, save fav articles, and share!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you! March 28, 2012
By Shannon
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Thank you for making this app available on Amazon! Works great on my Kindle Fire! I can't wait to read the latest issue.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Companion March 18, 2014
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I have enjoyed The Old Schoolhouse Magazine for a number of years and this app makes it so easy to use to take advantage of it in the new digital format.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Loved that this was free! February 26, 2014
By C&L
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I was very excited to see that this app was free! I have enjoyed it so far! It did take quite a while to load, but for free, I can live with that!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars An Amazing resource!
Written by veteran homeschoolers who share their hearts with openness and honesty. This magazine includes an amazing amount of resources and ideas as well.
Published 2 months ago by Erica B
5.0 out of 5 stars So much information
I love reading the magazine on my kindle. I can take it with me and not worry about it getting torn up. The articles are encouraging and challenging.
Published 3 months ago by MizSharla1789
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful.
I love being able to read not only the current edition, but any previous editions as well. Thanks for making this free and easy to use.
Published 4 months ago by K. Butler
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome App For Homeschoolers
I've never read The Old Schoolhouse magazine before, but wanted to see what type of curriculum was in it, so I just got this app. Read more
Published 5 months ago by L. Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars Love the magizine
The magazine is great but the program you go into to use it is pretty slow. I'd be nice for it to save your spot too.
Published 5 months ago by Niasham
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring
This book is not what i expected it is so boring! No wonder it is free. It definiately put me to sleep
Published 7 months ago by Boring book
5.0 out of 5 stars An awesome homeschool tool
This magazine has been a great tool! Helpful, educational and fun to look at. Great arrivals and wonderful advertisements. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Ls
5.0 out of 5 stars Puts God Back into The Heart Of Teaching Our Children
Wonderfully Informative, Straight Forward Articles, Amazingly Connected to the Christ Centered Home.
So far I have found the many useful topics and tools educational. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Marta K. Wood
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Thoughtful Articles and resources!
Hello,
I was told of this app from a dear friend. And all the questions I was afraid to ask are in this magazine. Read more
Published 9 months ago by summer williams
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars for TOS app
wow, I love this APP! I used to get the paper subscription delivered to my house and I missed them during the transition, but I just recently found them on my kindle and I can't... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Sandra De Jesus
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