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How Google Glass apps showcase the potential of wearable educational technology

Photo credit: Ted Eytan (Flickr) Last month Google made its wearable Glass product available to the general public for the first time. While you no longer need to be an invited Google Glass Explorer to play around with the pioneering (albeit unfashionable) platform, you still need $1,500 to get o ... Full Article »

October 14, 2014 8:00am

These brain training mobile apps promote lifelong learning

Learning beyond the classroom should be a no-brainer for capable students. While many educational apps inherently improve cognitive reasoning and memory retention, there are a handful of services that make these goals the cornerstone of the experience. Here are five mobile apps that can help student ... Full Article »

October 10, 2014 11:30am

A Starter’s Guide to Flipped Parenting

By now, you may have heard all about how iPads and other devices are creating ‘flipped classrooms’. This is when lessons and lectures, formerly taught in person, are video recorded and assigned as homework, freeing up classroom time for group projects and personalized instruction. Technology is ... Full Article »

October 6, 2014 4:30pm

Keeping track of the best organization apps for mobile devices

Organizational skills are not developed overnight, and for some students can be very difficult to master. Thanks to advancements in mobile technology, there are applications that make tracking homework and efficiency much more pleasant than scrawling in a print-based student planner. These five apps ... Full Article »

October 3, 2014 11:05am

Listen up: Educational podcasts are here to stay

Photo credit: Peet Sneekes (Flickr) Before there were iPhones, iPads and the App Store, Apple was already serving up educational and instructional content on mobile devices to anyone who would listen. Podcasts, which debuted 10 years ago this week, are more intellectually vibrant and commerciall ... Full Article »

October 1, 2014 4:00pm

Go global with these back-to-school social studies apps

Whether your kid is studying civics, geography or history, there are a plenty of mobile applications that complement and help visualize traditional social studies coursework. Here are our favorite options, which are accessible to elementary, middle and high school-aged students. World History (Andr ... Full Article »

September 19, 2014 8:00am

Students will bond with these back-to-school science apps

Many developers work tirelessly to provide stunning scientific mobile applications that offer massive sets of information. With these five apps, students of all ages can better grasp astronomy, physics, computer science, chemistry, and human anatomy. BridgeBasher (Android iOS Universal Free, Ages ... Full Article »

September 12, 2014 8:30am

Add these math apps to your back-to-school shopping list

Beware of traditional approaches to math education as the days of old math are now numbered. Thankfully, touchscreen technology is here to help. Here are five compelling apps that tackle mathematics in unique ways. While students should not abandon classroom lessons, these apps could be a boon for t ... Full Article »

September 5, 2014 12:00pm

Bookmark these back-to-school English and literature apps

Summertime is coming to an end for most students across the country. Yet technology offers new beginnings. English teachers are increasingly using an array of media and resources to jumpstart classroom discussion and test student knowledge. These five mobile apps cover reading comprehension, root wo ... Full Article »

August 28, 2014 11:20am

A primer on educational technology: Five terms parents need to understand

(Photo courtesy of www.audio-luci-store.it) This back-to-school season, students more than ever are arriving to classrooms equipped with digital devices and learning tools. Apps, videos and other online resources that can be accessed from iPads, Androids devices, Chromebooks and the like are prof ... Full Article »

August 21, 2014 4:00pm


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