Top 5 Most Influential Apps Of Our Time

Top 5 Most Influential Apps Of Our Time

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Statista's latest information on the number of apps available today show that Android users have access to 3.8 million apps, while the Apple app store is the second largest and users have access to up to two million apps- in March 2010, this number was just 150,000. Over the years developed apps that have made significant changes in human life has increased. But what are the best apps of all time and perhaps the most influential? Here's a list of 5 of them which we're sure you already have installed in your smartphone. Instagram One of the first apps for iPhone users enabled them to take a picture, edit it and publish it on social media via a smartphone. Camera Plus- the hottest editing app in Iphone's early days, has…
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Top 6 Benefits of Using Apps in Education

Top 6 Benefits of Using Apps in Education

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All most all of us, be it an individual or institution, are into technology-based learning. If that has become the case, then it is undeniable that apps are playing a major role in helping us in learning new stuff every day. Apart from general learning apps also help students learn a lot of things that otherwise wouldn’t have been possible. In case, if you still feel vary of apps being a part of your everyday learning, here are some of the benefits that might convince you and help you understand the merits of technology-based education. Many teachers in one place: Unlike teachers who vary in their skills and abilities be it in teaching or understanding a students, app a made by multiple people after going through endless analysis. This is…
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Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

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I was told the other day that within the next couple years we would be saying goodbye to the school based server and back-ups. Initially, I was quite impressed. ‘Wow! Are schools moving to cloud storage services now?” I thought. This seemed a big move but I could see the advantages … and the potential pitfalls. In discussion with our school techy, this potential move to cloud storage was reigned in somewhat! There may be issues with what classified information can be stored off-site, especially if not held on servers in the UK.  Ok .. one to look into. Also, any cloud computing is reliant on the speed and quality of the broadband connection. I can just imagine 14 classroom PCs all trying to access files, watch videos, download materials at…
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Filtering on iPads

Filtering on iPads

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Most schools have broadband providers who include high quality internet filtering services as part of their service. This is very important and limits what children can access on the school PCs. However, it should be noted that the filtering offered doesn’t necessarily work on iPads. We found it beneficial to set up each iPad as we would for an individual device – using the options in the restrictions section of the settings menu. If anyone else has encountered similar issues or has another solution, please do let us know.
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Which tablets should we invest in?

Which tablets should we invest in?

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We decided to invest in iPads about two years ago. Has this been a good decision? Having been through the implementation of tablet computing in a primary school, I’d say that things have gone smoothly on the whole. The advantage of going with iPad was that most staff members are very familiar with the operating system – owning iPhones! This means that little time has been designated to training for the staff or pupils – bonus! There are a wide variety of good quality apps and a volume licensing system which can mean significant savings on multiple app purchasing. The quality of the devices is good and they have survived two years worth of use with few problems. The key feature of the successful implementation is to build up an…
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