More Popular Than Gmail, Facebook and Instagram: The Education App That Hit #1 on the iOS Chart

Gmail. Instagram. YouTube. Chances are you’ve opened up one of those apps today on your phone (and perhaps spent more time on them than you might like to admit). But earlier this week, one educational app reigned over all in the endless galaxy of apps. According to both Apple and App Annie, a website that tracks the popularity of mobile apps by number of new downloads, Remind, a school communications platform, took the #1 spot on the chart of free iOS apps. It’s a rare feat for an educational tool to best the social…

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FG partners Chinese firm on smart classrooms, digital education

ABUJA – THE Federal Government on Wednesday launched smart classroom digital education to link up children and schools to digital learning. Already the Federal Government has commenced a process for the implementation of a partnership strategy between Nigeria and a Chinese firm for the establishment of digital education institute and provision of smart learning classrooms across the country.This is as the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseke said that state has started its pilot programme of the digital learning with 50,000 children in 300 schools. Speaking at the launch of the…

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A Guide To The Different Educational Apps

In the past couple of decades, the education industry has experienced a great transformation. Due to the arrival of educational apps, learning has become more accessible making it more interesting for pupils of all ages. The educational apps are able to bridge the communication gap between not only teachers and parents, but also children and teachers. Childhood is a significant period for learning, and because children are becoming smarter there is a growing need to introduce more advanced learning resources and methods. This article willA Guide To The Different Educational…

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Kids learn through discovery with citizen science apps, as do the teachers

St. Paul public schools have partnered with the Belwin Conservancy for the Belwin Outdoor Science program, where students bring the classroom to creeks, fields and even their own backyards. Josh Leonard, education director of Belwin Outdoor Science, compared science to baseball: In order to learn, it is best to get out in the field. “You’re basically doing science rather than reading science,” said Leonard. “It’s really exciting how many things are out there.” That includes technology, too. New citizen science apps like eBird and iNaturalist allow users to interact with…

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iTeach: A Guide To The Most Useful Apps For The Classroom

Smartphones and tablets have quickly become a permanent part of students’ daily lives. Kids up to 8 years old spent almost an hour a day on mobile devices, Common Sense Media reported last year. And the amount of time kids spend with screens only increases as they get older. On average, 13- to 18-year-olds spend about nine hours a day on entertainment media, much of which is on tablets and smart phones. But mobile devices don’t have to be a distraction. When they are used for project-based learning, research has shown they can improve classroom engagement…

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Who Is Welcome To Study At The ₹1000 Cr Jio Institute?

On July 8, the Ministry of Human Resources announced six universities, three each in the public and private sector as an ‘Institute of Eminence’. In a series of tweets, Prakash Javedkar said that India has around 800 Universities and none of them make it to the top 100 in the world rankings. He further tweeted that the decision is a landmark decision by the government because it is new and has not been tried before, and also because it will ensure full autonomy to the institutes so that they can take their own…

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Khan Academy Launches Education App for Pre-K, Kindergarten Crowd

The nonprofit Khan Academy released a free app today that it says contains thousands of original activities, books, videos and lessons for children ages 2 to 5. Called Khan Academy Kids, the educational app is “a complete learning experience across multiple subjects” that is designed to adapt over the years as a child grows, according to a statement released by the organization—and parent participation is a “key component” of the experience. Khan Academy Kids’ materials are aligned with both the Common Core State Standards for kindergarten-aged children and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework for…

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The Popularity of Online Education and Educational App Development Companies

With the growing popularity of online education or e-learning, parents these days, enables even their small kids to use smartphone or tablets for downloading an educational based apps that are helpful to boost learning habits. Educational app development companies provide solutions that offer tremendous opportunities for the education industry to serve a gamut of learning activities in a compact way using an application. Education app developers are continuously updating the use of the latest technologies to build effective solutions. Education definitely is an indispensable part of any modern society. Tech in the field…

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Family First with FOX43: Which “apps” are the most educational?

In the past few years, smart phone and tablet use for children under 8-years-old has skyrocketed. Digital stores are filled with apps claiming to be educational, but how many are actually good for your kids? In this week’s Family First with FOX43, FOX43 Morning News anchor Matt Maisel introduces you to a new research study which helps parents sort through the clutter; which apps are truly educational and which ones are more digital candy? For more on which apps provide the best educational experience for children, visit commonsensemedia.org.

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Three awesome apps that teach children through games

LEARNING how to code, draw and recognise body parts are all skills that can now be taught with the help of cute characters and colourful graphics on applications. Warwick mother Johanna Zolg believes keeping a balance between hands-on learning and technology is a good way to prepare her two children for the future. Allowing the children to use applications for a couple of hours a week is enough to help build their skills and leaves enough time for other play, she said. “Nowadays kids have to learn it, the world…

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