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Apps: Education

iPad Education? How will the iPad be used in education?

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 Here's are some interesting blog postings about the iPad and education:



Gain Worldly Knowledge with the World Countries App

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Expand your mind while you search for facts on 260 countries from all 5 regions. Do you want to hear Belgium's National Anthem?  or France's?  Do you want to know what Kirbati's Flag look like?

Information is gathered from the CIA Factbook. Wikipedia and WikiTravel.  

 
Play memory games and play quizzes to test your new knowledge.
 
Help the kids with their homework. 
 
This is a fun, fact filled app that is well organized and beautifully designed.  I recommend this for everyone - young or old.
 
Bottom Line: Download now.  Worth much more than $0.99.  Get it before they realize that and raise the price!!
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World Countries. 12 Educational Geo Apps and Games

Features summary:
✓ Pocket reference for 260 world countries and regions. Offline. No internet connection needed. Includes:
Factbook - CIA The World Factbook by CIA, WIkipedia, Anthems, Maps, Flags, Capitals.
Wikitravel - travel guides for 247 countries/territories
✓ World Photos - browse real country photos
✓ World News - current new from selected country
✓ World Map - large political map of the World
✓ Country Maps - 260 maps of countries
✓ Continents - large maps of continents
✓ Quiz games - Capitals, Flags, Maps, Trivia
✓ Flags - World Flags reference
✓ Flags memory match game
✓ Guess the Flag game
✓ Countries flash cards

Additional features:
✓ Select any combination of regions - Asia, Africa, Europe, America, Oceania
✓ Send info or maps by Email from the application
✓ Copy info to clipboard
✓ Adjustable font size

OpenFeint integrated:
✓ Compare your Quiz scores and Games results versus other players and your friends (facebook/twitter)
✓ Invite and challenge your friends
✓ Post your achievements to facebook and twitter



Biblicious feels like a real game show - great fun!

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Biblicious gives me the feeling that I’m participating in a real game show - I like that! The host sounds like the guy from Let's Make a Deal or one of those other game shows, which is really effective in setting the mood. 

The questions are fun - some easy and some challenging - so anyone with a bit of knowledge of the Bible should enjoy playing. And what a clever way to learn something new about the Bible. When you get a wrong answer, it gives you the scripture reference so you can look it up and learn more.  



123 Color makes learning fun and convenient!

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Here’s another iPhone app that makes learning fun! 123 Color teaches number recognition, upper and lower case letters, shapes and creative expression. Included in the app are 60 drawings to color – drawings that represent holidays, butterflies, flowers, household items, fruit, planets, birds, shapes, animals, people, transportation, tools, leaves, and sports.



Portable Spelling Teacher!

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First Words Deluxe offers kid-friendly illustrations and entertaining sound effects that capture the interest of young children as they learn to recognize letters and spell more than 100 words.



Geeks of the world unite!!

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Geeks of the world unite!  It takes some guts and skill to develop a game around Erwin Schrödinger classic cat experiment designed to illustrate the incompletenes of the theory of quantum mechanics. Enter SouthPeak Games vision of Schrödinger's Rat (.99).  Head spinning yet?  Your IQ might just end up a couple points higher on the Wechsler Scale if you play this game a lot.



A new Cat in the Hat

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I continue to find gems in educational apps, and here's a great example - OceanHouse Media's reimagined eBook for Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat ($3.99), and a number of other books too.



Attend Webinars through the iPhone

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I attended a WebEx session early one morning a few weeks ago, and couldn't get my laptop booted up in time. A webinar at 7 am seemed too early even to the computer. No problem, though. I hopped on through my iPhone, with the WebEx Meeting Center app (free, at the App Store).

When you launch the app (a green and blue globe icon labelled "Meet") you can click the Join Now button if you've got an email invitation with a meeting number, or if you have a host account you can sign in and manage a meeting through your iPhone.

Then WebEx called my phone and when I answered, I was in. The presenter was a woman in Amsterdam, another participant was in Stockholm, and I was in Chicago. It was snowing in all three cities, we complained.

I was able to see the webcam feeds of the other participants (up to six webcams can be shown at once on the WebEx screen), but they weren't able to see me. Although the native phone function works while the WebEx app is running, I can't take a snapshot or video at the same time.

So I logged on through my laptop -- which had finally booted up. Here's a screenshot from my iPhone of the three of us on screen as I began a presentation.

It was fairly easy to scroll around to the content being displayed, and when the slides were designed with few words and good-sized images, I could see the presentation quite well on the iPhone.

Is this the next big thing in e-Learning? Will students just tune into the lectures with their iPhones? It's possible...



Qik, get this app!

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Jumping into the middle of the iPhone video camera fray is Qik Video Camera ($1.99) by Qik Inc.which is amazing, and has edged my other favorites iVideoCamera and ShowTime out of the lead.



Enroll at iTunes U

Free audio and video content for students of all ages

iTunesUiPhoneIf you're in school or have a child in school, you know that educational costs are going through the roof. In this economic environment, you want to reduce those costs and get the most out of your educational experience. And even though we may not be in a formal educational program, man y of us are still interested in learning more about a variety of subjects.


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