Tech Time - Apps for School
Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 10:27 PM EDT
The new school year will be here before you know it, and now is the time to start helping your child get prepared. Shannon Wilson from Verizon Wireless stopped by our studio to share some great Apps for younger kids and for the older students as well.
More school districts each year are piloting programs to use tablets in the classroom and for homework. A lot of people are talking about how these devices can revolutionize education.
Some advantages of tablets include being portable productivity stations, they're lightweight and easy to carry, they're great for group meetings and sharing presentations. They're cheaper than a new laptop and many of the classic books students are asked to read in school are free or less than $1 in the Kindle store.
Some Apps that are good for the younger audience include the "Endless Alphabet" App, which provides a fun and interactive experience for young children learning their ABC's. Using a hands-on approach, elementary-schoolers can also practice math problems with the "Kids Math Practice" App.
For the older audiences, the "Learn Algebra" App acts as a virtual algebra tutor for middle and high school students. For the college-age crowd, "StudyBlue Flashcards" is an App that is made for serious studiers. You can flip online flashcards for fast feedback on what you know.
Links to check out the Apps:
Pre-School: Endless Alphabet (Free, iPad)
Elementary School: Kids Math Practice (Free, Available for Android devices)
Middle/High School: Learn Algebra (Free, Available for Android devices)
College: StudyBlue Flashcards (Free, Available for iPad, iPhone, iPod, and Android)