Brad Spirrison

Brad Spirrison

Brad Spirrison is the Managing Editor of appoLearning.com and Appolicious. A longtime media and technology commentator, Spirrison has contributed regularly to TechCrunch, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Huffington Post and Yahoo.com. He lives in Chicago with his wife and young son.

A Primer on Educational Tech: 5 Terms Parents Need to Understand

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This back-to-school season, students more than ever are arriving to classrooms equipped with digital devices and learning tools. Apps, videos and other online resources that can be accessed from iPads, Androids devices, Chromebooks and the like are profoundly impacting the learning process. While many elementary, middle and high school students are already accustomed to technology-enabled […]

Help Your Child Bloom With These Health and Fitness Apps

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Early childhood and elementary school learning involves more than reading, writing and arithmetic. Young minds develop within young bodies, so it is never too early to foster an appreciation of physical wellness. These apps best teach nutrition, fitness and the human body to young children. Discover Your Body HD (iPad $2.99) Discover Your Body HD is a colorful, kid-friendly and intuitive […]

Five Apps Aimed to Encourage Creativity in Toddlers

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Toddlers are literally growing up alongside touchscreen devices. They embrace the technology so quickly because they are not beholden to older ways of consuming and interacting with information. There is a new generation of applications that embrace this phenomenon to promote creativity and exploration in preschoolers. Here are five of the best. PolyFrame ($1.99 iPad) While […]

The Best Back to School Apps for High School Students

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While there are hundreds of worthy subject-based educational apps for high school students, the best ones teach adolescent learners how to use technology to be more productive so they can focus on topics that most inspire them. These five make our honor roll. Complete Class Organizer – Student Version ($4.99) Complete Class Organizer really tries to […]