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The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad

The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad | BeBetter | Scoop.it

Finding apps isn’t difficult. Finding education apps is only a bit more challenging. Finding free education apps is also possible. Finding free education apps worth downloading is a different story entirely.

 

The following is our list for the 55 best apps for learning we can find. Some are formal learning–math drilling and phonics, for example–while others are RSS readers, social media platforms, and the like. These are purposely not all purely academic, “training” apps that focus on individual skills, but rather the an array of apps students could use daily to improve their ability to think, connect, and use information.


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Teacher Education in Finland

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Finland is generally recognized as one of the world’s highest performing nations. Over the past decade, Finnish students have been high performers on the international PISA exams.

 

 


In Finnish schools, students never take a standardized test. How is their progress assessed? By their teachers.

 

 

Finnish educators say that the key totheir success is the high quality of their teachers. Not just a star here and there, but the profession as a whole has high standards for entry and for preparation. There are no shortcuts o becoming a teacher in Finland. Teachers are highly respected, just as much as other professions.

 


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Gloria Inostroza's curator insight, September 24, 2013 10:23 PM

Tener en cuenta... 

AnnC's curator insight, September 30, 2013 7:20 PM

We need to create a culture that respects the teaching profession as much as any other as will create our future leaders.

Vrinda Boodram's curator insight, December 6, 2013 6:48 PM

I applaud the approach on education taken by Finland. Staying clear of a content-driven, test-based system is clearly  the way to go based on their success rate! Relying on standardized testing to measure students’ success only demoralizes the ability of the students (especially those who are not good test-takers), and even the teachers since they too are judged and evaluated based on how their students perform. Testing tolerance simply strips children of their confidence and teachers of their ability to creatively teach, and as a result disables children from achieving their maximum potential.

 

The respect that Finnish teachers have is also drastically different to that of the U.S. where the notorious phrase is, “those can’t do, teach.” The enforcement of educators having a Masters degree and undergoing extensive training for entry and preparation seems to be the reason why that level of respect is upheld. The fact that only one of ten teachers is accepted to teacher colleges is a clear indication of the rigour and competitiveness of the program. This type of structure ensures that only the best of the best become teachers of the future leaders of the nation.

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50 Must-Download Apps For Lifelong Learners - Edudemic

50 Must-Download Apps For Lifelong Learners - Edudemic | BeBetter | Scoop.it
Long after degrees have been conferred and careers have been launched, many folks just can’t seem to quit school.
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University Of CA Offering Free Classes On Zombie Survival Online

University Of CA Offering Free Classes On Zombie Survival Online | BeBetter | Scoop.it
The University of California, Irvine is offering free classes based on what's happening on The Walking Dead. Learn about survival, public health and more.
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Girl Heroes: Nchimunya – the book club pioneer

Girl Heroes: Nchimunya – the book club pioneer | BeBetter | Scoop.it
Meet the Zambian girl who’s sharing her newfound love of reading with her community
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What Millennials Really Want From Your Nonprofit’s Website

What Millennials Really Want From Your Nonprofit’s Website | BeBetter | Scoop.it
Learn how to adjust your nonprofit website to attract and engage more Millennials.
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The 21 Things to Let Go to Become the Happiest Person in the World

The 21 Things to Let Go to Become the Happiest Person in the World | BeBetter | Scoop.it
Discover the 21 Things to Let Go to Become the Happiest Person in the World. Your life will never be the same once you let go of these 21 things.
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These Trees Eat Things. Seriously.

These Trees Eat Things. Seriously. | BeBetter | Scoop.it
We may try to control it, but nature really can't be tamed. Case in point -- these hungry, hungry trees munching on everything from signs, to cars to entire buildings. (These trees eat things. Seriously.

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RentTheChicken.com lets you practice raising backyard chickens

RentTheChicken.com lets you practice raising backyard chickens | BeBetter | Scoop.it
Well, this is pretty clever. If you're enticed by the idea of having fresh eggs straight from the backyard, but are not sure if you're ready to commit, RentTheChicken.com lets you rent some chickens!
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How to Build Your Own Colorful Laptop Stand

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This DIY stand made with PVC pipe and spray paint is a fun project that saves you money and improves your posture.
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Canine Remote Control Sends Commands From Afar [VIDEO]

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A canine remote control is taking Pavlov's dog to a whole new level.
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Life Lessons From Winnie-the-Pooh

Life Lessons From Winnie-the-Pooh | BeBetter | Scoop.it
Your childhood is calling, it has some wisdom to share! Sometimes, when I go back and read old favorites, I'm surprised at how much good sense is packed in
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Learning new language during childhood alters brain development

Learning new language during childhood alters brain development | BeBetter | Scoop.it
The age at which children learn a second language can have a significant bearing on the structure of their adult brain, according to a new study.

 

Learning a second language later on in childhood after gaining proficiency in the first (native) language does in fact modify the brain's structure, specifically the brain's inferior frontal cortex.

 

The task of acquiring a second language after infancy stimulates new neural growth and connections among neurons in ways seen in acquiring complex motor skills such as juggling.

 

The authors speculate that the difficulty that some people have in learning a second language later in life could be explained at the structural level.

 

"The later in childhood that the second language is acquired, the greater are the changes in the inferior frontal cortex," said Dr Denise Klein, researcher in The Neuro's Cognitive Neuroscience Unit and a lead author on the paper published in the journal Brain and Language.

 

"Our results provide structural evidence that ageof acquisition is crucial in laying down the structure for language learning," Klein said.


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Hiring a Graphic Designer? First Ask These Eight Questions

Hiring a Graphic Designer? First Ask These Eight Questions | BeBetter | Scoop.it
As a marketer, I often need to hire a freelance graphic designer. Before deciding on a designer, I ask the following questions. (You should, too!)
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12 Little Known Laws of Karma (That Will Change Your Life)

12 Little Known Laws of Karma (That Will Change Your Life) | BeBetter | Scoop.it
Karma is the Sanskrit word for action. It is equivalent to Newton's law of ‘every action must have a reaction’. When we think, speak or act we initiate a force that will react accordingly.
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10 Questions That Prove You're Doing Better Than You Think

10 Questions That Prove You're Doing Better Than You Think | BeBetter | Scoop.it
Do you have stressful thoughts you can't get out of your head? I'm sorry to hear it, but you're doing better than you think. Ask 10 questions to prove it.
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An App For Kids, By A Kid: Meet The 9-Year-Old Co-Creator Of ‘Super Fun Kid Time’ | TechCrunch

An App For Kids, By A Kid: Meet The 9-Year-Old Co-Creator Of ‘Super Fun Kid Time’ | TechCrunch | BeBetter | Scoop.it
The best way to build a great product is to really understand the problem it is trying to solve.
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The best way to build a great product is to really understand the problem it is trying to solve. The latest awesome example of this is Super Fun Kid Time, an app made for scheduling kids’ playdates that was created at the Disrupt Hackathon by nine-year-old programmer Alexandra Jordan.

 

 

Super Fun Kid Time quickly emerged as an audience favorite during Jordan’s spirited minute long on-stage presentation, which you can view in the video embedded above.

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35 Questions That Will Change Your Life

35 Questions That Will Change Your Life | BeBetter | Scoop.it
“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” – Voltaire “We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.” – Carl Sagan “The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop ...
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"Self-Awareness, Happiness / Peace of Mind, Perspective" and more.

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9 Daily Habits That Will Change Your Life

9 Daily Habits That Will Change Your Life | BeBetter | Scoop.it
These small, daily habits will make an immediate difference in your life. What are you waiting for exactly? Read. Now.
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15 Free Social Media Tools for Teachers and Students | Online Free Tools

15 Free Social Media Tools for Teachers and Students | Online Free Tools | BeBetter | Scoop.it
Social Media tools can greatly enhance students creativity. It also facilitates teachers to easily engage students in interaction environment. Here're the free online tools that can be used for educators.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 8, 2013 11:41 AM

Internet can be used as the best classroom for students and teachers, where we've tons of facilities to take the advantages from, to enhance the students capabilities and to facilitate the teachers, There're social media tools to use and get educators into interaction environment.
Social Media tools for teachers and students are the online learning tools that enhance students creativities, facilitate the teachers, and to work collaboratively.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, September 9, 2013 4:55 AM

Gracias por compartir.

María Asunción Martínez Mayoral's curator insight, September 11, 2013 4:29 AM

Una guía muy interesante!

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Teoria dei giochi: la generosità migliora il mondo

Teoria dei giochi: la generosità migliora il mondo | BeBetter | Scoop.it
I generosi esistono perché il loro stile di vita, alla lunga, risulta vincente su quello degli egoisti.
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This Tokyo Art Gallery Makes Art Cool For Kids

This Tokyo Art Gallery Makes Art Cool For Kids | BeBetter | Scoop.it
Kids usually hate art museums, but they'll love "Haunted House," a creepy art gallery Torafu Architects created just for them. Walking into the gallery, a kid notices some of history's most famous paintings.
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How To Stop Your Mind From Working Too Hard

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New brain science breakthroughs offer some surprising insights about how to reduce stress and boost productivity.
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6 Sites For Selling the Clothes You Don't Wear

6 Sites For Selling the Clothes You Don't Wear | BeBetter | Scoop.it
On many of these fashion resale sites, you can sell clothing and accessories directly to consumers and set your own price.
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