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!
ABC PocketPhonics can give your child a head start in school. For only $1.99, you can “hire” this nifty phonics tutor to prepare your beginning reader and writer for school. And it works!
A day or so ago I wrote a post about AppShopper and how you can scoop up some great apps for discounts. Well I came across this one today and felt it was such a good deal I had to let people know about it. It has been selling for $39.99 in the iTunes store and is free for a limited time.
This is an educational app that is a professional level business app for managers to learn financial concepts and "provides a complete overview of the key financial topics every manager needs to effectively manage their organization’s assets".
It includes a course book, flash cards, and comprehensive tests to help you learn and retain the information.
Though Apple designed the iPhone, iPod and iPad to be very user friendly and intuitive devices, they do take some adjusting to especially as they move further into roles computers have held - email, word processing, spread sheet, powerpoint, etc and are becoming more common in business, and educational functions.
Analogies are comparisons that point out relationships between two or more different things. For example: cat : kitten as dog : puppy. By providing your child with practice in correctly identifying analogies, you’ll not only help him improve his IQ and placement test scores, but you'll also improve his analytical thinking, problem solving, perception, spatial skills, memory and creativity.
Go grab iStart Spanish now (deadline Sep 30, 2010)--you can learn Spanish, and enter to win a 16GB Apple iPad!! Contest terms and conditions are clearly explained in the app, and the winner will be announced on 3 Oct, 2010. This contest is not related in any way to iphonelife.com promotions or giveaways.
As a dabbler of a few languages, I admit that I am not a natural learner. My English is not that good, and it's my native tongue! Anyhoo, I took Spanish in high school, but never could quite get the hang of the tricky rolling r sounds, the masculine and feminine forms, etc. With iStart Spanish on my iPod, I may finally be able to make some progress, and understand some of my wife's favorite TV shows.
Charles Peattie's Animal Alphabet is bound to be a favorite with young and old alike.
Are you looking for a way to entertain your preschooler? Teach him or her the letters of the alphabet? Either way, here’s an app to do it, and you’ll discover that you’ll be entertained as well!