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As today's parents and educators know, technology is a vital part of education. Whether you're teaching in a classroom, around the kitchen table, or any place in between, it's important to have access to family-friendly resources that will keep everyone engaged and enjoying themselves. These days we're all bombarded by resources; choosing the right ones isn't always easy to do.

That's where Apps-School comes in. Our app listings will get you pointed in the right direction. Choose from the menu on the left to find apps by a certain company, by the subject you are trying to teach, by price, or by the type of device you're using. While you're here, make sure to sign up for our free e-newsletter so you can get biweekly updates about what's new here at Apps-School - including app reviews from our editor, articles from developers and educators, and tips about other educational resources that might be of interest.

Thanks for stopping by to visit us today - we look forward to helping you find the best family-friendly apps available!

~ The Apps-School Team ~




Editor's Pick of the Week

Wonders of Old - New World

Wonders of Old: New World Timeline is a
beautiful timeline reference app which will give you
a unique perspective on the events of world history

Available for iOS devices

Visit Knowledge Quest, Inc. for details!



Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom

by Ben Johnson
© Edutopia

If I had thirty iPads in my class, what would I do with them? How would I use them to help my students learn better and help me teach better? Perhaps a better question is what would I do with them that I could not do with other tools that are available and cheaper? Certainly iPads are cheaper than computers, desktop or laptop, and they are more mobile.

Speaking of computers, they were supposed to be the transformation of teaching and learning as we know it. In some ways there has been a transformation, but the basics of teaching and learning have remained unchanged. Perhaps, the iPad will be the tool that really does transform classroom practice. With that, I'd like to share some of the unique features of the iPad and apps, some free, to take advantage of and explore.


Schools see rising scores with iPads

© E-School News

Want to improve student academic performance? There’s an app for that.

Hundreds of middle school students in the central San Joaquin Valley, Calif., and across the state—each with a school-issued iPad—are using curriculum apps for their classwork and homework.

Educators say students who use the touch-screen devices for class appear to be more engaged in their studies. Students can view their school work anywhere and eMail their teachers anytime.

It seems to be making a difference: Test scores of iPad-using students are climbing.


Math That Moves: Schools Embrace the iPad

by Winnie Hu
© The New York Times

ROSLYN HEIGHTS, N.Y. — As students returned to class this week, some were carrying brand-new Apple iPads in their backpacks, given not by their parents but by their schools.

A growing number of schools across the nation are embracing the iPad as the latest tool to teach Kafka in multimedia, history through “Jeopardy”-like games and math with step-by-step animation of complex problems.

As part of a pilot program, Roslyn High School on Long Island handed out 47 iPads on Dec. 20 to the students and teachers in two humanities classes. The school district hopes to provide iPads eventually to all 1,100 of its students.


10 Big Benefits of Using iPads in Schools

by Corey Fitzgerald
© The Science of Learning Blog

Got an iPad yet? School leaders say it’s not just a cool toy, but rather a powerful, versatile tool that is virtually changing the face of education. With more than 15,000 “educational apps” available through Apple’s app store, teachers and students alike are having no trouble finding content and material for all areas of learning.

From kindergarten through college, iPads offer educators more diverse methods for delivering instruction and engaging students for learning in the 21st century. Here are 10 big benefits of using iPads in schools.


Penelope the Purple Pirate