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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

How JumpStart trains teachers to become video game content developers

  Image courtesy of LevelUp Learning Nearly three quarters of elementary and middle school teachers already incorporate digital games within their classroom curriculum, according to a recent survey by the Games and Publishing Council. The smart money is on this number going up in the coming yea ... Full Article »

December 12, 2014 9:30am

Sharpen student spelling with these mobile apps

Registration for the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee ends on December 12. Regardless of participation, teachers and students should constantly look for ways to improve both their spelling lessons and abilities. These five mobile applications are must downloads for spelling bee participants, wheth ... Full Article »

December 5, 2014 8:00am

EdTech abstraction: How a teacher becomes a venture capital investor

We frequently hear (and write) about teachers who are driven to start their own EdTech companies after struggling to implement top-down technology initiatives in their classrooms. It is less common, however, for educators to graduate into the realm of venture capital investing. “I think of my car ... Full Article »

December 3, 2014 10:20am

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