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Apps: Education

Teaching an Online Class with an iPad 3G

When the iPad was introduced on January 27, 2010, I wondered if the platform would work in an educational environment. I started tracking online comments and documenting how different people were using the iPad, focusing on problems that were encountered and how success was achieved. 



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How the iPad Has 
Changed the Way I Teach


When I started the 2010-2011 school year, I had two goals in mind. First, I wanted to find ways to further engage my students in the classroom. Second, I wanted to create a paperless classroom. Over the summer, I decided to move from Windows to Mac, a decision I had been contemplating for a long time. I purchased an iPad and later, after my laptop died, a MacBook. I was hoping that the purported ease of use of the iOS device and the OSX MacBook would help me reach my goals. 



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Study Aids

Organize your classes, track assignments, and take notes with the help of these apps

A new school year is upon us, and that can only mean one thing. Homework! The thought of it is still enough to send shivers up my spine even though I have been out of school for well over a decade. Today, instead of working on my own schoolwork, I help my children with theirs. It is now my son's lack of organization, rather than my own, that provides an endless font of frustration. Fortunately, the iPad is here to help. 

Sadly, despite all my research, I haven't been able to find an app that actually does your homework for you. However, there are apps to help you get organized, take notes, track your classes, and even learn the material… just about everything you'd need to complete your homework on your own and succeed in school. 



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Word Wizard - Innovative Text to Speech Educational App for Kids

Word Wizard - Innovative Text to Speech Educational App for Kids

 

Award-winning children's app developer, L'Escapadou today is pleased to announce the release of Word Wizard, the first educational app that fully exploits a text to speech engine to help kids learn word building and spelling. Kids can now build any word or sentence using a Movable Alphabet and immediately hear the text they wrote, as well as verify spelling using the built-in spell checker. The app also features fun spelling quizzes including 173 word lists of 10 words each, and the possibility to create custom word lists.


Dr. Doodah: 100 First Things - Special Dankeschön Promotion This Weekend

Dr. Doodah: 100 First Things - Special Dankeschön Promotion This Weekend

 

Berlin, Germany – Digital publisher Goldlausch Media announced a special promotion of the fun and educational app “Dr. Doodah: 100 First Things” this weekend.  

The simple and yet highly interactive Dr. Doodah app is a wonderful talking picturebook, which encourages kids to remember and pronounce all those everyday things around. It features more than one hundred beautifully illustrated items within seven indoor and outdoor themes. Additional features like a spelling bee game entertain and challenge pre– school and primary school kids alike.


App Review - Learn English Reading Obama

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Learn English Reading Obama is a language-learning app teaching Spanish, Italian, German, Russian or French speakers vocabulary words and phrases in English. The app gets its name from using President Obama’s inaugural speech from January 20, 2009 as a base for learning. Once a dictionary is selected from one of the supported languages listed above, the student can then use Obama’s speech to pick out sections they do not understand. The word in these highlighted sections will then be translated to the student’s native language.



Learning Heroes Kids Coloring Book – edutainment for children

Learning Heroes Kids Coloring Book – edutainment for children

 

Learning and fun in one ? Impossible? Answer: Learning Heroes Coloring Book. Application for iPad is a digital coloring book for children. In addition to the fun, the application teaches colors, and stimulates the creativity of young artists. Small size, clear screen, easy to use with only one key, and addictive fun with Learning Heroes Coloring Book makes iPads application will appeal to kids, well enough to take their time to last longer and give parents a break.

 


New Kids App “Dr. Doodah: 100 First Things” Has Hit the App Store!!!

 

Berlin, Germany – Digital publisher Goldlausch Media announced its very first app release of Dr. Doodah for iPhone and iPod today. The simple and yet highly interactive Dr. Doodah app encourages kids to remember and pronounce all those everyday things around. It features more than one hundred beautifully illustrated items within seven indoor and outdoor themes. By touching an item on the screen, the item´s name is pronounced. Additional features like item writing and a spelling bee game entertain and challenge pre– chool and primary school kids alike.


New Kids App “Dr. Doodah: 100 First Things” Has Hit the App Store!!!

 

Berlin, Germany – Digital publisher Goldlausch Media announced its very first app release of Dr. Doodah for iPhone and iPod today. The simple and yet highly interactive Dr. Doodah app encourages kids to remember and pronounce all those everyday things around. It features more than one hundred beautifully illustrated items within seven indoor and outdoor themes. By touching an item on the screen, the item´s name is pronounced. Additional features like item writing and a spelling bee game entertain and challenge pre– chool and primary school kids alike.


New Kids App “Dr. Doodah: 100 First Things” Has Hit the App Store!!!

New Kids App “Dr. Doodah: 100 First Things” Has Hit the App Store!!!

 

Berlin, Germany – Digital publisher Goldlausch Media announced its very first app release of Dr. Doodah for iPhone and iPod today. The simple and yet highly interactive Dr. Doodah app encourages kids to remember and pronounce all those everyday things around. It features more than one hundred beautifully illustrated items within seven indoor and outdoor themes. By touching an item on the screen, the item´s name is pronounced. Additional features like item writing and a spelling bee game entertain and challenge pre– chool and primary school kids alike.


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