Tagged with: Education

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 ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 7, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 7, 2014

How much time do your kids spend staring at screens? After spending seven months studying more than 1,300 fourth and fifth graders, a research team at Iowa State University found that children whose parents limit the amount of time they spend staring at electronic screens get more sleep, get better grades, have fewer ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 3, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 3, 2014

It’s never too soon for your child to play with a tablet, and if you think they’re ready for a tablet of their own, here are some of my favorites available today. LeapFrog’s LeapPad 2 costs less than a hundred bucks and works with all cartridge apps and games from the first LeapPad, giving you access to a massive ...

Study: Kids Who Spend Less Time With Screens Sleep More, Improve Academically and Become More Fit

Study: Kids Who Spend Less Time With Screens Sleep More, Improve Academically and Become More Fit

With kids in the US clocking in screen time like it's a full-time job -- they spend on average seven hours a day in front of some sort of screen -- researchers at Iowa State University decided to investigate what sort of effects, if any, parental monitoring of all that screen time might have. What they found may seem ...

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, ...

Spotify Halves the Price of Premium Service for College Students

Spotify Halves the Price of Premium Service for College Students

Streaming music services are getting more popular. How much more popular would they be if they were cheaper? Spotify will start finding out on Tuesday. The subscription music company is cutting the price of its premium service in half, from $10 to $5 a month, for college students in the U.S. The offer is meant to cover just ...

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 ...

Linux Foundation to Offer Free “Introduction to Linux” Course Online This Summer

Linux Foundation to Offer Free “Introduction to Linux” Course Online This Summer

The Linux Foundation announced that it would be working with edX, a non-profit online learning site governed by Harvard and MIT, to make its “Introduction to Linux” course free and open to all. The Linux Foundation has long offered a wide variety of training courses through its website, but those can generally cost ...

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 ...

Study: Media and Technology Essential When Preparing Children for School

Study: Media and Technology Essential When Preparing Children for School

A study released by PBS KIDS on Tuesday has found that media and technology are an essential part of preparing children to enter elementary school. From TV, computer games, websites and apps, all are vital to preparing children to enter elementary school: 89% of parents understand the educational benefits of exposing ...