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Articles tagged with "Education"

Creative Solutions to Information Access from Chicago's Chief Librarian

There is a lot more to check out at the Chicago Public Library than just books and periodicals. For starters, the library system through its 80 locations and “Internet to Go” service is the largest provider of free online access to Chicago’s 2.7 million residents. Students, small business own ... Full Article »

February 11, 2015 11:45am

These mobile apps help students pick colleges and majors

High school students hunting for the right university or college have their work cut out for them. There are some - but not many - worthy mobile apps geared toward the college search and application process. These five apps cover choosing a major, virtual college visits, funding, and capturing the s ... Full Article »

January 30, 2015 8:00am

Khan Academy’s school of thought on iPad app development

Many of us associate Khan Academy purely with the pioneering educational videos that can be accessed for free online and via YouTube and other platforms. While the nonprofit organization does have a library of more than 5,000 video tutorials that cover math, science and other subjects, it also off ... Full Article »

January 29, 2015 11:25am

These mobile apps explore the battlefields of pivotal wars

In his 1967 speech about casualties from the Vietnam War, Martin Luther King, Jr. said “wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.” Unfortunately, global conflict seems inevitable in the form of military action. These five mobile apps focus on specific events leading up to wars an ... Full Article »

January 22, 2015 1:15pm

Tour the ocean depths with marine biology apps

Scientists believe studying sea-dwelling creatures and mammals’ genetic properties, like the recently completed genome of a 200-year-old bowhead whale discovered in 2007, can unlock tricks for longer human life spans. These five mobile apps make junior marine biologists out of students who feel th ... Full Article »

January 16, 2015 8:00am

Great polylingual apps for absorbing new languages

There’s an old adage that the potential for comprehensively learning a second or third language decreases with age. There are mobile applications aiming to improve language efficacy for different skill levels and age groups. Here are five services with apps covering multiple languages. Learn Span ... Full Article »

January 9, 2015 8:00am

These apps supply high schoolers with economics education

The Dow Jones Industrial Average recently made headlines by rising above 18000 for the first time in its 118-year history. While a significant feat, there is more to domestic and global economies than the stock market. Here are few mobile apps that track the economy in terms suitable for high school ... Full Article »

January 2, 2015 8:00am

The 50 Best iPad and iPhone Educational Apps of 2014

Here are the best of the best iPhone and iPad apps for education that challenge students and expertly use the iOS platform, listed by the age groups: Preschool and Kindergarten, Elementary School, Middle School, and High School. In addition, we included five organizational apps that benefit students ... Full Article »

December 31, 2014 11:00am

Calculating the best mobile apps for math drills

There’s the old adage that practice makes perfect. Perhaps an antiquated measure of success, students enrolled in mathematics classes should not underestimate the power of math drills. These five mobile apps are perfect for daily practice at home and in the classroom, so teachers take note! King ... Full Article »

December 26, 2014 8:00am

How a People Magazine Teacher of the Year created the Reading Train iPad app

Photo courtesy of The Learning Station Libby Curran is an accomplished educator, with 20 years of experience teaching kindergarten and special education classes. In 2012, she was recognized by People Magazine as one of their Teachers of the Year. When the iPad came out five years ago, Curran li ... Full Article »

December 16, 2014 12:50pm

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