As bring-your-own-device methods for teaching are gaining popularity, educational apps for the iPad and iPhone are going to be play an integral role in how BYOD is developed. Having the right apps for your educational needs can help teachers and parents alike keep children engrossed in learning while using their favorite tablet. As there is such a vast collection of educational content for Apple devices, which ones would you benefit from the most?
1. Free Books -
Although most of the content is of a historical nature, a teacher still has access to more than 23,000 free books for educational purposes. Classical literature can be distributed to a classroom of iPad and iPhone users. Free Books is perfect for book reports and other educational purposes including writing and English. This app gives the user access to a wide range of genres covering many aspects of text and creativity.
2. Google Drive –
This app gives the user the ability to upload and download shareable content with virtually any device that has access to the Internet. Reports and documents can be created on home computers and then accessed at school in order to turn in work without having to print or write it out. This could also be a great tool for projects that require several students to have input as a team effort. Each student can have access to shared “drives” on Google Drive giving him or her the ability to access files created by others.
3. Math Master –
This simple, yet useful, app allows users to create a type of drill or exercise for themselves in order to hone mathematical skills. The app covers the major components of math such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and a few others. You can determine how many questions are available and at the end of the quiz, a score is provided based on your results. This app is best for younger children to practice equations in hopes to improve test scores and knowledge.
4. iStudiez Pro –
A student planning out his or her day gets easier with the iStudiez Pro app available for iPad and iPhone. Students can keep track of their day and the studies that are related. Although this app may be more geared towards college level and high school students, it can help keep their day organized and apprised of future events such as exams and assignments.
5. Star Walk Astronomy –
For those who love space exploration, Star Walk Astronomy brings the stars, planets, and more than 200,000 other celestial bodies to the screen of your iPhone or iPad by simply aiming your device up and at them. Clearly labeled as what cosmological body your target is, you can quickly identify objects you once thought were simple stars.
Regardless of your needs, the iPad can become a great method for educating children while entertaining them as well. A world of information is available at the child’s fingertips providing nearly everything he or she may need for virtually any purpose. It is an amazing time to be a child and only time will reveal what innovations are developed next.
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