Dear Amy: My parents just gave me an iPad and they said that I can download educational apps. Are there any that you can recommend? — Janine Z., San Diego, California
Dear Janine: Many educational apps are created by owners of reputable websites. BrainPOP, for instance, is a wonderful application that you may already be familiar with from school.
What you might not know is that you can also have the app on your mobile device and enjoy hundreds of short animated feature videos that explain concepts in all of your core subjects. You’ll enjoy videos, games and short quizzes. Find out more at brainpop.com/about/mobile.
Khan Academy is a free app that has short video tutorials for math, science, economics, history and music. For example, if you are having trouble with long division, you can search for videos that explain the concept step-by-step. It’s like having a tutor by your side.
You can also use it to learn about new subjects you are interested in, such as Computer Programming or Lego Robotics. You can find out more about the site and download the app at khanacademy.org/downloads.
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