Monthly Archive: February 2011

Educational Applications: iSchool Initiative 0

Educational Applications: iSchool Initiative

Just came across someone who is promoting the educational value of the iPad.  Check out their rating system for Apps in education.  They really put some thought into it. Educational Applications. From thier website: The iSchool Initiative was formed by Travis Allen in 2009 when he received an iPhone for Christmas. He began to use his iPhone in class as a learning tool and was told by his teachers that...

Why the iPad is Good for Homeschooling 0

Why the iPad is Good for Homeschooling

  I remember one of the first computers I used at school was the Apple IIc. I think the school even purchased it using points from box tops.  While you probably can’t get an iPad with box tops,  Apples website does say that Homeschool teachers qualify for education pricing.  The discounts not much considering anybody can get a refurbished iPad for $429 right now.  To some the cost still seems high for...

Links for iPad education apps 0

Links for iPad education apps

Are you overwhelmed with the amount of apps for your iPad? Which ones do you chose? Looking for apps for your iPad or iPhone for homeschooling? Here are some of my favorite links to look for apps for homeschooling and education. I Education Apps Review – I Education Apps Review. Digital Storytime – iPad Childrens Book Reviews – iPhone Childrens Book Reviews. ipad-for-school —. funeducationalapps Tweet

Story Kit app review 2

Story Kit app review

Cost: Free Story Kit is an App that lets your kids (adults too) write stories.  The stories can use text, pictures or recorded sound.  My kids love to record their own stories.  The stories can also be uploaded to from the app.  You can’t beat the price! Editing the book pages: Link to apple web page for Story kit app. Tweet

Kineo Android tablet from Brainchild ships in March 0

Kineo Android tablet from Brainchild ships in March

  Another Android tablet aimed at education.  Appears to be a 7 inch tablet running android.  It claims to have a battery life of 10-12 hours.  There is wifi, 800 x 480 screen resolution, and a 800MHz dual core CPU with 2GB of internal memory and Android 2.1.  The internet is also limited to reduce distractions.  The “administrator” chooses what web pages are alowed and what e-books can be installed.  The...