7 best educational iPhone apps for kids

Elena Krasnoperova - Tuesday, July 1st, 2014


The first iPhone was released on June 29, 2007. Exactly seven years ago, our view of technology changed drastically. Since then we have been through five generations of iPhones (sixth to be released soon), and currently have access to over one million apps. Think about how many apps you rely on a daily basis. In commemoration of the 7th anniversary of the iPhone, we have put together the list of 7 best educational iPhone apps for kids.

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Why teachers and parents need a better communication tool

Elena Krasnoperova - Sunday, June 1st, 2014


It was 8:15 in the morning and I was driving my parents to a doctor appointment when I got a call from my husband who was dropping off our kids at school. “Weren’t we supposed to bring flowers to school this morning?” I confidently answered, “Don’t worry, they are for the Open House tonight, I’ll buy them later”. A few minutes later my phone buzzed again. “Honey, the flowers were supposed to be there this morning. It was in the school email.” I was sure the flowers were meant for the Open House later that night. I had read the entire blurb about Open House and even marked it in my calendar. When I got home, I scanned the entire email again and found the one line about the flowers at the very bottom of the lengthy email. I felt guilty and embarrassed that I missed it and knew my kids would grill me about why they were the only kids without the flowers this morning. How could one little line at the bottom of an email cause such a big problem for me? Yet it was not the first time. Or the last.

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