This summer has seen the birth of the iPad, and an explosion of fantastic new apps for iPhone and Android platforms. While these apps helps grownups pass time waiting in line or keep us entertained on our subway commute, many parents and teachers are finding innovative ways to use mobile apps as learning tools!
The Love2learn2day blog on math education recently featured Rush Hour in a series on educational apps which got me thinking more and more about the ways in which apps can capture learner’s enthusiasm and help teach critical thinking skills, whether more general strategic thinking or more focused math/language practice.
Have you used mobile apps as learning tools for your children or students? What apps have you used, and what learning benefits do you see in them? Please share your comments here!