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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

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

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

Top grade education apps for Android

Perhaps one of the most promising applications of mobile technology is the growing access to knowledge. Web-connected smartphones put a universe of knowledge in the palm of your hand, and that’s an incredibly powerful thing. Sure, the iPhone seems to get all the attention when it comes to educatio ... Full Article »

November 7, 2013 6:00am

Fun and educational Android apps for preschoolers

When I purchased my smartphone, I was very hesitant letting my kids play with it. They slowly wore me down and now I have to sometime fend them off just to use it. The Google Play store is filled with tons of educational games for kids of all ages. My next few articles will cover some of the educati ... Full Article »

September 27, 2013 6:00am

appoLearning iPad app helps parents find the best educational apps handpicked by experts

Today Appolicious Inc. unveils the brand new appoLearning iPad application, which is designed to help parents identify the best educational apps for their kids. The app, which is available to download for $4.99, includes more than 165 subjects across four age groups: Early Childhood, Elementary Sch ... Full Article »

September 3, 2013 10:40am

Free educational Android games for elementary school kids

These days, kids are playing more and more games thanks to the accessibility and ease-of-use found in Android smartphones and tablets. What if they could play games and learn something at the same time? Today’s post covers a few games that are available for children at the elementary school level, ... Full Article »

June 5, 2013 2:00pm


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