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New Year, New You: 3 Apps to Help You Count Your Calories and Track Your Weight


It’s time to get healthy! Isn’t that what the New Year is all about? People often take the time as the New Year rolls around to examine their lives, assess the things they would like to change, and turn over a new leaf. Often, one of the things on the list is health. And one of the best ways to stay healthy is to count your calories and maintain your weight. Your iPhone has your back. The App Store has a plethora of calorie-counting and weight-tracking apps, so manythat it may seem overwhelming. Have no fear, I have your back on this one. I’ve been an avid calorie counter since before electronic devices were invented to count calories. In the early days I used a generic notebook and carried a calorie guide I bought in the diet and fitness section of my local bookstore.

4 Free Weight Loss Apps to Live and Stay Trim By


Sticking to your diet plan and exercise regimen can be extremely hard, as can keeping the weight off once it’s gone. We’re far enough into the new year now that almost all of us have given up on our New Year’s resolutions. Getting in shape and losing weight were likely at the top of your list of goals, and after a few months it's natural to struggle to meet them as your resolve wanes. 

Luckily, you have at your fingertips a wide variety of iPhone applications that can help you to succeed. I've listed four of this year's best free weight-loss apps for iPhone that will all but shed the pounds for you!

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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