Balefire Labs Honors JogNog as Top-Rated Educational App

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JogNog, a digital learning app, placed in the top 7% of 1,700 Apps reviewed to date by Balefire Labs, a company committed to improving children’s education.

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JogNog, a leading digital learning app for education, is pleased to announce that it was recognized as a Top Rated app in Balefire Labs’ recent rating of educational apps.

The positive rating from Balefire Labs comes just one month after JogNog announced its partnership with tablet provider Amplify, which provides teachers and students access to JogNog’s full library of over 1,500 ready-to-use quizzes that are aligned to the Common Core and state standards.

With over 150,000 education apps in the Apple and Google app stores, it is difficult for educators and parents to differentiate among the apps because the descriptions are often similar and the reviews provide little insight on educational success. Balefire Labs’ online service for parents and teachers provides objective evaluations on PreK-12 educational apps based on scientifically validated criteria. JogNog’s rating places it amongst the top 7% of the 1,700 educational apps reviewed by Balefire Labs.

“We’re excited to be recognized by Balefire Labs as a leader in educational apps that are scientifically proven to help teachers and students excel,” said Stephen Smith, CEO and co-founder of JogNog. “To achieve this grade from Balefire’s thorough and objective evaluation process is quite an accomplishment for our team.”

During the review process, apps are evaluated based on several criteria: instructional design, such as providing feedback for correct answers and mastery-based instruction; usability design, such as reporting with actionable data and utilizing age-appropriate reading level; and additional data, such as whether the app has push notifications or links to social media.

“Balefire Labs is built solely upon our commitment to enhancing children’s education, and we are pleased to see apps like JogNog satisfy our rating criteria,” said Karen L. Mahon, Ed.D., president and founder, Balefire Labs, Inc. “Our rating process makes it easier for parents and teachers to choose credible apps because it provides objective reviews based on a scientifically-validated evaluation criteria.”

About JogNog
JogNog provides digital learning apps for online formative and summative assessment that motivate students to learn in an engaging and fun way. Specifically designed to meet teachers’ needs, it delivers quizzes aligned to Common Core and state curriculum standards for grades 2 through 12. JogNog uses the latest in educational research to create competitive learning games that enhance the process. It is available on the web, iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows phone and the educational tablets Amplify and Kuno. For more information about JogNog, visit

About Balefire Labs, Inc.
Based in Tyngsborough, Mass., Balefire Labs, Inc. is a provider of tools and services that foster the advancement of childrens’ learning. Launched in 2013, the new online service provides parents and teachers objective evaluations on PreK-12 educational apps based on scientifically validated criteria, so they are confident they are choosing products that are most beneficial for their children. It is the only service available that uses objective criteria and makes its evaluation process transparent to parents and teachers so they have peace of mind. To ensure all evaluations are unbiased, Balefire Labs, Inc. accepts no advertising dollars or third-party vendor payments for review. For more information, please visit

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