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).

Students Can Count on These Back-to-School Math Apps

Students Can Count on These Back-to-School Math Apps

Beware of traditional approaches to math education as the days of old math are now numbered. Thankfully, touchscreen technology is here to help. Here are five compelling apps that tackle mathematics in unique ways. While students should not abandon classroom lessons, these apps could be a boon for those who struggle with ...

These Inventive Apps Boost Student Creativity

These Inventive Apps Boost Student Creativity

Summertime presents an opportunity for students to allow their full creativity to flourish. These five mobile apps dabble in everything artistic from drawing to video editing to playing music. Let your kids unleash their inner artist via these wonderfully creative apps before they go back to school. Chances are, they will ...

5 French and Spanish Apps to Help You Find Some Romance in Language Learning

5 French and Spanish Apps to Help You Find Some Romance in Language Learning

Students learning French and Spanish can tap into a variety of mobile applications. The best ones complement lessons taught in the classroom and inspire students to explore new languages and cultures on their own time. They also provide new challenges as language fluency improves over time. Here are our five ...

These Mobile Apps Are Great Bookends to Summer Reading Assignments

These Mobile Apps Are Great Bookends to Summer Reading Assignments

Many articles and studies endorse summer reading as a beneficial and necessary experience for all students. While book options have the potential to change from year to year, it remains that readers equip themselves with tools that foster their understanding of key terms, characters, plot, themes, comprehension and critical ...

5 Apps to Learn U.S. History on Independence Day

5 Apps to Learn U.S. History on Independence Day

Before Fourth of July fireworks and cookouts commence, students of all ages should have a clear understanding of why we celebrate Independence Day. These mobile apps not only chronicle the events and sacrifices that preceded the birth of our nation, but also provide in-depth looks into U.S. History! American Revolution ...

5 Great Apps to Bring Some Life to Human Biology

5 Great Apps to Bring Some Life to Human Biology

When students delve into anatomical and molecular concepts in biology, they learn about complex processes that impact our everyday lives. Touchscreen devices bring more vitality to this process, as apps can help students better visualize and experiment with concepts first learned in the classroom. These five apps help ...

The 5 Best Photography Apps to Help Immortalize Graduation Day

The 5 Best Photography Apps to Help Immortalize Graduation Day

It’s that time of the year again, when seniors and 8th graders walk across the stage and collect their diplomas. Whether graduation is over or yet to happen, parents will want to take plenty of pictures! Here are five mobile apps best suited for perfecting photos and documenting your student’s achievement in ...

5 Mobile Apps Aimed to Aid Autistic Students and Their Parents

5 Mobile Apps Aimed to Aid Autistic Students and Their Parents

Those living with autism can benefit from supplemental help provided by mobile apps. The majority of apps below are on the pricier side, but the cost is negligible when compared to buying loads of other apps, books and computer programs that specialize in autism education. See.Touch.Learn Pro ($29.99 ...

History of the World: 5 Great Mobile Apps to Discover European History

History of the World: 5 Great Mobile Apps to Discover European History

These five awesome apps chart European History -- from the Roman Empire through World War II -- and are stacked with loads of helpful features. While students will most likely not grow up to be a stand-up philosopher or discover first hand that it’s “good to be king,” they can get closer to understanding the lineage ...

5 Great Mobile Apps to Study Nature and Celebrate Earth Day

5 Great Mobile Apps to Study Nature and Celebrate Earth Day

Some of the most interesting educational apps ask students to explore and study the world outside the classroom. These five apps will inspire you to take an outdoor study break for further analysis. Leafsnap for iPad (Free) Leafsnap nurtures an appreciation for the beauty and diversity of one segment of our living ...