Category Archives: Education

Super School – a Great iPad App, But Not for Any of the Usual Reasons

Super School app for iPad

Super School is a new app for the iPad, that’s inspired by the award-winning documentary ‘Waiting for Superman’ – that focused on the crisis in American education. The Waiting for Superman project site outlines its mission as follows:

Fixing America’s public education system won’t be easy — but together, it’s possible.

The Waiting for “Superman” social action campaign has one primary goal: to ensure that every child receives a great education. The campaign seeks to build public awareness, ignite personal involvement and inspire real social change.

The campaign’s four core initiatives are:

Setting academic standards that are on par with the world’s best
Recruiting and rewarding great teachers
Creating and nurturing excellent schools, and
Increasing literacy rates
The following pages are your toolkit for educational reform. Learn more about the Waiting For “Superman” initiatives below, and find ways to take action with our “Help Your School” and “Fix the System” tips throughout this site. Help our students get the quality education they deserve. Our country’s future depends on it.

And every child deserves a great education.

The Super School app aims to assist in achieving these goals. For me, that immediately makes this a hugely appealing app – as I believe this is an enormously important and worthwhile cause.

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Approach to Montessori – Numbers HD for iPad

Place an iPad in the hands of a small child and you’ll see how easily he or she quickly grasps the navigation of the device and understands how apps are to be used.

It seems like an ideal and fun way to learn – and many app developers are offering learning games that teach kids, banking on that very idea.

Now there’s an app that applies the Montessori approach to learning with the iPad, Approach to Montessori – Numbers HD. Continue reading

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NASA App HD – One Giant Leap for iPad NASA Fans

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NASA App HD is just what it sounds like.  It’s an iPad app that’s all about NASA and space exploration.  There has been a very impressive NASA app on the iPhone for nearly a year now, and it’s great to see a big, beautiful version for the iPad.

Hit the break for a quick rundown of some of the app’s cool features and lots of screenshots …

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