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The Education of Everything

Image credit: Peshkova (iStock/Getty Images) From early childhood through higher education and beyond, there is little debate that the iPad - still less than five years old - is transforming how we learn. Yet the flipped classrooms, personalized learning programs and real-time student assessment ... Full Article »

October 16, 2014 11:20am

Teacher aides: Best apps for running your classroom

Teachers need every tool at their disposal to maintain order in their classrooms. These five mobile apps cover student behavior, presentations, grading, assignments, and more. iDoceo (iOS $7.99) Looking for a gradebook, planner, attendance tracker, and a system for delivering messages to student ... Full Article »

October 16, 2014 11:00am

Study shows how screen time can improve your toddler’s reading comprehension

Photo credit: Brad Flickinger (Flickr) Conscientious parents may soon become anxious about not giving their toddlers enough screen time. While the American Academy of Pediatrics and other groups encourage parents to ration their kids’ use of tablets, smartphones and televisions as if they ar ... Full Article »

October 15, 2014 9:30am

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 9, 2014 4:05pm

How to get the most out of your old iPhone

As the weeks pass since the debut of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, there are less opportunities to get significant money from your old devices. For those of you who are now using a newest model iPhone, there is no reason to sell your older one for peanuts or shove it into a drawer. Get creative ... Full Article »

October 8, 2014 9:00am

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 4:25pm

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 2, 2014 4:35pm

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 3:45pm

Best educational apps for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are already in the hands of some fortunate students. Parents and teachers should familiarize themselves with the iOS 8 features that are most useful in a classroom or learning setting, including dynamic type, family sharing, iCloud Drive, and Notification Center widget ... Full Article »

September 26, 2014 10:00am

Five back-to-school apps for social studies

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. iCitizen (iOS Andr ... Full Article »

September 18, 2014 1:00pm

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