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COMPARE EDUCATION APPS

You probably saw the title of this post and thought ‘okay there’s no friggin’ way anyone’s going to assemble a list of the best 50,000 education apps. But thanks to a partnership between Edudemic and FindTheBest, we’ve done just that. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to build a robust directory of, as of this writing, about 56,000 education apps. But it’s not just a list… it’s a finely tuned directory capable of sorting out all the apps in ways not even available in the iTunes or Mac App stores. For example, you can now find out the average price of all education apps to see where your app falls.

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? BOOKMARK AND SHARE AND REBLOG AND USE this awesome resource! :)

Unlocking Student Data Could Lead to 'App Economy' for Colleges

College campuses are hothouses of data, including course schedules, degree requirements, and grades. But much of the information remains spread out across software systems or locked on university servers. Now a crowd of start-ups has emerged with hopes of prying out those rich data sets to build an app economy for universities—a world of new personalized services that could transform the student experience.

Google's Apps for Education and the New Privacy Policy

In late January when Google announced that it was replacing 60 different privacy policies across its multiple sites and services with a single one, you might have thought Congress had taken up SOPA and PIPA again. That’s how loud the outrage was from much of the social galaxy, as reflected in this Gizmodo headline: “Google’s Broken Promise: The End of ‘Don’t Be Evil.’” Other observers, such as Forbes “privacy pragmatist” Kashmir Hill, questioned what the big deal was; after all, she wrote, Google wasn’t changing much other than how it targets ads to users and creates new innovative services: “Using information from Gmail to suggest more appropriate YouTube videos or reminding an Android smartphone user that they have a Google calendar appointment in a half hour on the other side of town doesn’t strike me as the work of Lucifer.”

But what has been ignored in these discussions is the impact that could be felt by schools that have signed up for Google Apps for Education. Will the new privacy policy affect the agreements Google has with K-12 schools?

Imagine Life Without a Birth Certificate

The new venture is part of Plan UK’s Because I am a Girl campaign, which fights for the rights of 75m girls worldwide who are not in school. “We’re hoping that this app will really make it easy for people to engage with the campaign and also make a difference for girls in some of the world’s poorest countries,” says Wylie.

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Imagine Life Without a Birth Certificate

The new venture is part of Plan UK’s Because I am a Girl campaign, which fights for the rights of 75m girls worldwide who are not in school. “We’re hoping that this app will really make it easy for people to engage with the campaign and also make a difference for girls in some of the world’s poorest countries,” says Wylie.

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Where can today’s students go to learn how to make an app? That’s the question Thomas Suarez, a sixth-grader from suburban Los Angeles, asked himself after realizing that most of his peers like to play games and use apps, but schools don’t teach the basic programming skills needed to make them. So Suarez, who taught himself how to make apps using the iPhone software development kit—he created the anti-Justin Bieber, Whac-a-Mole-style game “Bustin Jieber"—decided to start an app club at school.

Creating An App to Market Your School

Custom mobile apps, which typically function as condensed versions of a school or district website, are a nascent, but growing, trend. Most help parents and students catch up on the latest news or browse specific information, like teacher contact information sorted by school or last name, along with calendars, news briefs, and even photos. Many offer only basic navigation and a perfunctory interface.