40 cool iPad apps for homeschoolers

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The iPad has become a great educational tool.

A well established tool for education for both school and home classrooms is the iPad. It is an amazingly flexible device that can assist in teaching from infancy through college and beyond.  Families that homeschool their children can benefit from using the iPad no matter the age or quantity of their children. Read on to learn about 40 favorite iPad apps for homeschool education.

 

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Six Education Predictions for K-12 in the U.S.

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American classrooms lag behind Europe and East Asian nations.

What’s in the future for elementary and secondary schools in the United States? American classrooms need extensive reform because they lag far behind Europe and East Asian nations in international testing surveys, such as the Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA), conducted every three years by OECD (Organization of Economic and Co-operative Development). PISA questionnaires – given world-wide to 15-year-olds in Math, Science, and Language – indicate that USA pupils test “below average” in all three subjects. Here’s my prediction of what we’ll be seeing in USA ‘s schools in the next 10-20 years:

 

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Homeschooling Becomes More Mainstream as More Resources and Support Become Available

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Homeschooling is becoming more mainstream.

Back-to-school time for Heidi Pair of Milford means enrolling her two children in online classes, scheduling 4-H meetings, karate classes and Lego League, picking out math curricula and planning field trips.  Pair, 40, is a homeschooler — one of an estimated 2.3 million in the U.S., a number that has doubled during the last 10 years, according to the National Home Education Research Institute.

 

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