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Apps: Education

Get ready for iSchool

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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.



Improve critical thinking with Analogies 4 Kids

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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.



Learn Spanish and Win an iPad!

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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.



iStart Spanish Review

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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.



An absolutely delightful way to spend some time with your preschooler!

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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!



Preschoolers have fun learning with Preschool Memory Match

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Preschool Memory Match might be for preschoolers, but I had fun with it, too!



Calling all history buffs . . .

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For you history buffs, check out the history apps available from



Using the iPod Touch in the Classroom

…making learning fun again!

Last year our school district was fortunate to receive a $12,000 grant to fund a handheld computing project. We chose the iPod touch (a.k.a., "iTouch") as our handheld solution for a variety of reasons. The iTouch is fast and portable. The students stay on task because we can control the apps they are using. There are apps available in all subject areas that focus on specific classroom objectives. We purchased 18 iTouch units for our high school and 30 units for our middle school, grades 5-8. They were implemented as "portable labs" (15 to 20 units in a small bag that can be used by any of the classroom teachers). With many different teachers using the iTouch sets, we learned a lot about using them in the classroom.


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iTouch the Future

Integrating the iPod Touch into a 3rd grade classroom

"If we teach today as we taught yesterday; we rob our children of tomorrow." – John Dewey

Every 3rd grade student in Juliana Pearson and Kent Jacobson's classroom has an iPod touch (iTouch) to use as an integrated classroom learning tool. Travel with them through a typical school day.


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