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February 26, 2013

Three Education Apps You'll Wonder How You Lived Without

By Rachel Ramsey, TMCnet Web Editor

Technology and education go together like peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper and bacon and eggs. Innovations are helping students gain hands-on experience, easy access to class material and real-time communication with their peers and professors. Remember the days of the 3D floppy disk? Students today are learning about 3D printing.

While you may not be using 3D printing or holographs in classrooms today, there’s a more likely chance that you are using a tablet or laptop. Recent studies show that tablets are well on their way to replacing textbooks, not only for convenience and modernity, but because they actually improve education. A Maine study found that kindergartner students using iPads scored much higher on literacy tests than students that didn’t use the device, the University of California Irvine medical school reported iPad-equipped medical students scored 23 percent higher on national exams than previous unequipped classes and according to Open Colleges, 81 percent of U.S teachers think tablets can enrich classroom learning, and 86 percent of students believe that tablets can help them to study more efficiently.

With the growing usage of tablets in the classroom comes the growing number of apps to download. Here are three apps for students to help enhance their educational experience... Read More

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