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50 Best iPad Apps for STEM Education

50 Best iPad Apps for STEM Education
Despite early doubts, the iPad has proven to be an incredibly valuable tool for education, both in the classroom and in homes around America. By offering students, from elementary school all the way up to the university level, the chance to do some hands-on learning, exploring, and sometimes even educational gaming, the device makes education fun and exciting, something that isn’t always easy to do. With schools falling behind in math and science education and companies unable to find enough qualified professionals to fill jobs in science and technology fields, pushing STEM education is more important than ever. Educators and parents can help get kids interested and perhaps even hooked on STEM no matter their age with the help of the iPad and the myriad great educational applications it offers. General These applications address STEM more generally or act as amazing tools and reference guides for learning. Science Technology Engineering Math

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How to Add Typing Shortcuts to Your iPad: Make Abbreviations for Common Phrases All of us have phrases we use frequently when writing. For example, I often type “iPad Academy” or “Thanks for contacting me” in my email messages. If you have phrases you type repeatedly, you can create shortcuts (abbreviations) for these phrases. The shortcut, composed of a few characters, automatically expands to become the phrase it represents. You can also create shortcuts to represent entire sentences including the appropriate punctuation. To create these handy shortcuts go to Settings > General > Keyboard and tap “Add New Shortcut…” at the bottom of the screen. Evernote for Education Android App: I use the desktop version at home and the office, the Android app on my HTC One smartphone, my tablets, web version on my Chromebook. The desktop version sync's all of the data to your computer (good for backup) and you can also export your notes in a variety of formats for backup.

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