Author: Stephen Danos

Stephen Danos

Stephen Danos is the Associate Editor for appoLearning.com and Appolicious. He has contributed to articles published on TechCrunchThe Chicago Sun TimesThe Chicago Tribune, and elsewhere. He received his BA in English from the University of Iowa and MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia College Chicago. He is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Playhouse State (H_NGM_N Books, 2012) and Gravitational (The New Megaphone, forthcoming).

About Stephen Danos

Stephen Danos is the Associate Editor for appoLearning.com and Appolicious. He has contributed to articles published on TechCrunchThe Chicago Sun TimesThe Chicago Tribune, and elsewhere. He received his BA in English from the University of Iowa and MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia College Chicago. He is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Playhouse State (H_NGM_N Books, 2012) and Gravitational (The New Megaphone, forthcoming).

The 5 Best iPad Apps for Budding Computer Programmers

The 5 Best iPad Apps for Budding Computer Programmers

Computer engineering and program development are two of the fastest growing professions in the world. With such high demand, many developers have created mobile apps disguised as games that teach the basics from the Elementary School through High School levels. These five computer programming apps for kids may have cracked ...

5 Great Apps for Catching Up and Reporting on Current Events

5 Great Apps for Catching Up and Reporting on Current Events

United States citizens should see being in the know, in regards to current events, as an enjoyable responsibility. Teaching students is the best way to ensure future generations are excited about this obligation. These apps can keep students of all ages informed on current events. BrainPOP Featured Movie (Free, ...

5 Great ‘Friendly and Fuzzy’ for Animal Lovers

5 Great ‘Friendly and Fuzzy’ for Animal Lovers

There is so much to learn about the animal kingdom! These five mobile applications cover live cameras, facts and popular myths about animals, endangered species, and even the basic cellular structures in animals. Although ants are not cute and cuddly, their industriousness carried them a spot on this list. Pocket Zoo HD ...

Best iOS and Android Apps for Brushing Up on U.S. History

Best iOS and Android Apps for Brushing Up on U.S. History

There are a fair amount of quality apps that specialize in the study of U.S. History, but these five apps form a veritable Mount Rushmore and then some. There are options for students of all ages. Studacy - U.S. Presidents (iPhone Free) Since America's independence, presidents have been chronological benchmarks in the ...

The Best Crafty Apps for Digital Valentine’s Day Designs

The Best Crafty Apps for Digital Valentine’s Day Designs

It is that time of year again, when Cupid strikes and countless students exchange Valentine’s Day cards. Thinking outside the box, here are five less obvious mobile apps that students can use to create the perfect project to show their Valentine how much they are appreciated. Pic Collage (Free Android Tablet) Pic ...

The Best Study, Organization and Writing Apps for Students

The Best Study, Organization and Writing Apps for Students

Study hall should be a time for further processing as well as the comprehension of new information learned during the day. Unless a school bans smartphone or tablet usage, these apps are amazing tools for studying, organizing and writing. StudyBlue Flashcards (Free, Android Handheld, Android Tablet) StudyBlue Flashcards ...

The Best Reading Comprehension Apps for Students

The Best Reading Comprehension Apps for Students

The leap in reading comprehension difficulty from Elementary to Middle School can be daunting for some students. These five mobile apps, curated for use by Middle and High School students, assist in refining reading skills. From the transition of learning how to read to being critical thinkers to spelling new vocabulary ...

The 5 Best Astronomy Apps to Help Kids Reach for the Stars

The 5 Best Astronomy Apps to Help Kids Reach for the Stars

Middle and High School astronomy courses rely on visualization, particularly when it comes to seeing the “images” in constellations and orbital trajectories. This five app bunch is perfect for students who want to more clearly see the planets and stars, as well as learn the history, present and future of space ...

5 Great Apps to Groom the Next Spelling Bee Champion

5 Great Apps to Groom the Next Spelling Bee Champion

With the Scripps National Spelling Bee quickly approaching, what better way to celebrate the next batch of competitors than with mobile applications and games that can prepare Elementary to Middle School students for spelling quizzes and tests? No matter the method of delivery, these apps vetted by educational experts can ...

5 Great Presentation Apps for Students

5 Great Presentation Apps for Students

One of the keys to a successful presentation is communicating ideas and information in a steady manner. These five mobile apps help students with organization, brainstorming and the delivery of speech or project presentation. Explain Everything™ (iPad, iPhone, Android Tablet) Explain Everything teaches students to ...