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Searchlight Kids: Interactive Learning Apps - FAQs

Can I give Searchlight Kids Apps as gifts?

What are Web Apps?

Is there an advantage to choosing Web Apps instead of Apps for mobile devices?

How do I purchase the Chrome Web Apps?

There are two editions of the Exploring the Bible Adventure Series, a Catholic Edition and a General Christian Edition. What's the difference?

How do I know if I am buying the Catholic Edition or the General Edition of the Exploring the bible series?

 

 

Can I give Searchlight Kids Apps as gifts?

 

You can find the “Gift This App” option alongside the “Add To Wishlist” and “Share Via Facebook” menu items in the dropdown that appears next to the price of any app in the iTunes App Store.

 

What are Web Apps?

 

Web Apps refer to "apps" that are designed to download and play on a computer via a web browser, as compared to "apps" for mobile devices such as a tablet or mobile phone, for example iPad and iPhone.

 

Is there an advantage to choosing Web Apps instead of apps for mobile devices?

 

Choosing Web Apps offers a greater advantage to those who don't own an iPad or iPhone, because now everyone -- whether a Windows or Mac user -- can purchase the Searchlight Kids Apps for their children and take advantage of the learning opportunities these offer.  Those who already own an iPad should certainly consider the iOS apps from the iTunes App Store, as iPad is the native environment for which the Searchlight Kids Apps were originally developed.  The good news is that the Web Apps have great playback and display quality.  Nothing is lost or comprimised.  The learning experience remains intact, with only one small difference: the user clicks, rather than taps, while navigating the program.

 

How do I purchase the Chrome Web Apps?

 

To purchase the Web Apps from Gooogle's Chrome Web Store, follow these steps:

 

• Download and Install Google Chrome: This is Google's ground-breaking web browser.  Simply do a web search for "Google Chrome" and the appropriate link will be available.  Google Chrome can be installed with either Windows or Mac operating systems.  It's free!

 

• After Google Chrome is Installed: You have the option of making it your default web browser or using it as a secondary browser.  An icon will be placed on your desktop (Windows) or you can drag the icon from the Applications folder into the Dock (Mac).

 

• Launch Google Chrome: Once Google Chrome is open, do a search for the "Chrome Web Store," or copy and paste this web address into the URL Address Bar: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/home.

 

• Set Up a Chrome Web Store Account: This will require a username and password.  You will be required to sign in by entering your password any time you want to purchase and download a Web App.

 

• Locate Desired Web Apps: Search by title for the Web App(s) you desire, or use the direct links we've supplied for each App on that App's web page.  Note: Open the Searchlight Virtual School web site in Google Chrome when using the direct links on our web pages.

 

• Download and Install Web Apps: The purchased Web Apps will be downloaded and installed on your computer and accessible any time the Google Chrome Web Browser is active.

 

• Set Bookmarks for Convenient Access to Web Apps:  Consider bookmarking both the Chrome Web Store and the page which gives you access to all of your purchased and downloaded Web Apps.  (To locate the page on which your Web Apps are stored, click the "gear" icon to the right of your e-mail address at the top right of the screen, then choose "Your Apps." The page containing all your Web Apps will open.  Place the bookmarks in the Bookmarks Bar so you are only a click away from your destination any time you launch Google Chrome.

 

• Setting Bookmarks: To set bookmarks, click the star in the top right corner of the screen.  To make sure your bookmarks show up in the Bookmarks Bar, click the wrench tool > Bookmarks > Show Bookmarks Bar.  Click the star at any time to see all of your bookmarks.

 

There are two editions of the Exploring the Bible Adventure Series, a Catholic Edition and a General Christian Edition. What's the difference?

 

The Catholic Edition contains references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) which parents, grandparents, and anyone acting as an Adult Facilitator will find helpful. These are provided for the benefit of the adult who acts as the reader's adult companion, referred to in the e-books (apps) as the Adult Facilitator. These CCC references are omitted in the General Edition. There is an occasional difference in terminology.  The General Edition does not share the Catholic doctrine of Original Sin, and each edition differs on the total number of books in the Bible. The Catholic Bible contains 46 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament, for a total of 73 books. The Protestant Bible contains 42 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament, for a total of 69 books. Other than that, both editions are very similar overall.

 

If you have non-Catholic Christian friends or family members to whom you'd like to recommend the Exploring the Bible series, or if your children have Christian friends to whom you'd like to "gift" the Bible series, recommend or "gift" the General Edition.

 

How do I know if I am buying the Catholic Edition or the General Edition of the Exploring the Bible series?

 

The Catholic Edition Apps specifically say "Catholic Edition" in the title and on the title pages of the e-book or app. The buttons used in the App Store and the Chrome Web Store will include either "Catholic Edition" or "CE" in the title, for example, Bible 1 CE. The General Edition has no such identifiers. So if you don't see the words "Catholic Edition" in the title, or see the letters "CE" on the button, it's a General Edition.

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