Here are some of the informational and educational articles that caught my attention this week. These articles discuss the changes that advances that organizations are making in introducing fields like computer science as a field of interest to many female students. The articles also discuss the use of iPads in many schools around the country and how it is used to improve learning. There are also tips for parents on selecting appropriate apps for their children to use on these devices.
Got Game: How to Keep Girls Interested in Computer Science – Schools form after-school clubs to offer girls a distinctly different environment where they can work in an informal learning setting. Efforts like these are hoping to get more females interested and working in related fields and breaking traditional beliefs.
Math That Moves: Schools Embrace the iPad – More and more schools are using the Apple iPad to help students learn. A high school in Long Island, New York used iPads as a replacement for textbooks, also allowing students to correspond with teachers and turn in assignments and maintain records. These lightweight devices have the ability to extend learning beyond the four walls of the classroom.
Can You Judge An App By Its Cover? – With the huge amount of apps that are available to download, many parents have a hard time deciding which ones to choose to download for their children. This article discusses some of the common things to take into consideration, including entertainment value, rewards, instructions, length, and more.
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