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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

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

The eReader for elementary school students is Epic!

I recently heard about Epic! - Books for Kids from a friend who was attending an educational technology conference. She said she “could only wish for an app such as Epic! for her students in middle school”. Thankfully, she was happy to share it with our elementary team. I admit I was skeptica ... Full Article »

November 11, 2014 8:00am

Amazing apps for student essayists and young writers

Although there is a widespread push toward subjects based in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), 21st century jobs also require the ability to effectively communicate. These five applications help students generate writing topics, write essays (including bibliographies), and edit docum ... Full Article »

October 24, 2014 8:00am

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

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

Experiment with these back-to-school science apps

Many developers work tirelessly to provide stunning scientific mobile applications that offer massive sets of information. With these five apps, students of all ages can better grasp astronomy, physics, computer science, chemistry, and human anatomy. Star Walk Kids - Astronomy for Children (iOS Uni ... Full Article »

September 12, 2014 8:00am

Students can count on these back-to-school math apps

Beware of traditional approaches to math education as the days of old math are now numbered. Thankfully, touchscreen technology is here to help. Here are five compelling apps that tackle mathematics in unique ways. While students should not abandon classroom lessons, these apps could be a boon for t ... Full Article »

September 5, 2014 11:15am

Reshan Richards “Explains Everything”: Advice to Educational App Creators

Explain Everything 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 what inspired the application’s invention, and h ... Full Article »

July 23, 2014 8:00am

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