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Khan Academy's School of Thought on iPad App Development

Brad Spirrison | Posted 03.31.2015 | Education
Brad Spirrison

When Khan Academy came out with its first comprehensive iPad/iOS app overhaul last week (the app initially debuted in 2012), much of this interactive content was literally featured front and center.

Google Agrees To Stop Reading Your Child's Gmail

AP | Posted 06.30.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google will stop looking for advertising ideas in the emails of students using a suite of the Internet company's free products ...

Help Your Child Bloom With These Health and Fitness Apps

Brad Spirrison | Posted 11.06.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

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.

Shuffling Through the Best Flashcard Apps for the iPad

Brad Spirrison | Posted 09.02.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

The generations-old practice of quizzing students with flashcards is being transformed in real time thanks to the iPad and other touchscreen devices. The best flashcard apps allow users to create and customize their own learning programs.

Must-See (and Hear!) Apps for Audio and Video Production

Brad Spirrison | Posted 08.11.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

While many of us are familiar with Apple products like iMovie and Garage Band, these five independently developed iPad applications are a central part of the story.

A New Way to Discover the Best iPad Apps for Education

Brad Spirrison | Posted 06.15.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

Downloading substandard educational apps is at best a waste of time and money. More disturbingly, bad educational apps can promote poor learning habits or compromise privacy.