How parents can use the iPad to keep their kids learning this summer

Taste_of_Apple:

Interesting read. Good tips for parents.

Originally posted on Gigaom:

As the school year comes to an end, students look forward to summer break. Unfortunately for educators, this is the time of year that many students fall behind. Research has shown that students have lower test scores on standardized tests at the end of summer break than they did on the same tests at the beginning of summer break.

The U.S. Department of Education recognizes this gap and has put together some recommendations to help stop the “summer slide” from happening. The general idea behind these recommendations is to keep some level of structured learning throughout summer break.  The following will serve as a guide on how you can use iPad apps to help close this gap:

Getting started

Getting started

Knowing what to teach – Recognizing the problem and deciding to act is the first step. But as a parent, what exactly should you teach? One place to look for…

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