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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

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

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

The best educational apps of August

With back-to-school in full swing you may have noticed all of the new apps and updates flooding the Apple App Store for iOS devices. There are iPad apps designed to help students prepare for the new school year whether they are entering preschool or starting their first year of high school. These ... Full Article »

September 2, 2014 1:00pm

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 10:05am

Reshan Richards “Explains Everything”: Future Wishlist

Explain Everything, which celebrated its third birthday yesterday, is a favorite screencasting app among appoLearning Experts, and other tech-savvy teachers across the globe. appoLearning contributor extraordinaire Julene Reed sat down with Explain Everything Co-creator Reshan Richards to discuss wh ... Full Article »

August 27, 2014 8:00am


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