Language Learning Anywhere, Anytime
In the sea of iPhone applications vying for our attention it’s easy to lose sight. It is also easy to spend countless hours absorbing useless content or information that is getting you nowhere.
I don’t like wasting my time. I am a busy doctor and parent. Hence I am all about combining technology, efficiency, entertainment and education. Recently I have come across a language learning platform called Babbel. Babbel has just released a new iPhone app that includes speech recognition, allowing you to speak words, just learnt, out loud to check if your pronunciation is in sync with a native speaker’s. But let’s start at the beginning.
One of my favorite apps (and amongst my first reviews here at iphonelife) is getting a major update and is 2 years old now. Rumor has it we will be doing a Star Walk code giveaway (once V5 is approved), and for 24 hours, you can grab some great astronomy/educational apps for a reduced price. Go grab Geo Walk here (free), and Solar Walk here (99 cents)... Stay tuned for the giveaway, and read on for a list of new features coming to SW.
I love classic literature and Mother Goose rhymes are one of my favorites. Now, you can read them to your kids in an interactive version! This makes them double the fun.
I am a podcast addict. I admit it. There is no 12 step program for me so I indulge and I am better because of it. I listen to podcasts, watch video podcasts, watch instructional videos....I can't get enough.
What James Watt and the steam engine did for the industrial revolution, I believe Apple and the iPhone will do for the 21stcentury worker.
Allow me introduce myself. My name is Damon McGill and this is my first blog posting ever. I work as an electrical engineer and as a ICU nurse.
Within both of these diverse fields I find several uses each day to incorporate my iPhone into my work life. As a nurse, having access to medical applications and the Internet in my pocket literally has saved lives.
But corporate America must change the way they view workers using their phones. Granted in the recent past when you saw someone using their phone at work, they usually were just talking on it.
We told you it was coming, and now it's here! A new iOS planetarium and cosmos viewing app called Redshift is now available here. Read on for more info..
"Find selected objects in the sky, identify stars and planets that shine in the real night sky in front of you, perform various amazing 3-D flights and visit the Moon and all planets in our Solar system. Thrilling images present around 500 galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and other Deep Sky objects in large telescope quality. "
iLiveMath Entomology offers your students a chance to practice math word problems while learning about insects and spiders.
Students can choose to play one of three levels:
Level 1: addition and subtraction
College Students: Bright and eager young things that roam college campuses all over the world in search of greater knowledge. In reality, they spend most of their time taking notes, looking for cheap meals, and trying to make it to class on time. Here are some handy free or inexpensive apps that can improve the lives of starving students.
Bigwords.com (free, app2.me/2971) helps keep college costs down by helping you find the best price on college textbooks.
A wide variety of educational apps for all grade levels is available in the App Store. The Education category currently offers 59 pages of apps that cover preschool through college. You can improve language skills, bone up on basic and advance math, look up words or concepts in a dictionary or encyclopedia, learn a foreign language, make basic and advance calculations, and a lot more.
Love to geek out with the astronomy apps, so am looking forward to this one coming to the App Store. Looks like RS brings a lot of the features of both Star Walk and Solar Walk (reviewed here, and here on our blog) to iOS in one app, but has a ton of cool features as well. Read on for more info, and stay tuned for future product announcements!