APP ATTACK: EXPLORE AN EDUCATIONAL 3D WORLD WITH LEAPFROG ACADEMY

Having trouble keeping your kids from being glued to their tablets this summer? If you can’t stop them, you might as well make sure the content they’re consuming is educational. For parents who don’t want to splurge on a LeapFrog Epic — or any other high tech toys for that matter — LeapFrog has another alternative. With the release of LeapFrog Academy, your kids might not even realize they’re spending vacation time actually learning. The app — available for iOS and Android — offers curriculums in adventure form for preschool students through first grade. There’s a…

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Miniwalla: The Forest Story, Free New Educational App for Young Children from Award-winning Composer Shirley Choi

HONG KONG, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Miniwalla is an animal sanctuary located in the unique setting of Java in Indonesia. Children ages four and up will enjoy meeting fun new animal friends and diverse human characters as they explore the forest alongside Henry, a young boy who lives with his parents in Miniwalla. From parrots to tigers to komodo dragons, young audiences will learn about animals they might not ever have heard of before. They will also learn of the threats to these creatures as they watch Henry take care of his…

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Google opens Expeditions VR education app to the public

Google has long sold its Cardboard VR format as a super-accessible platform for getting people into virtual reality. One of their major initiatives for it has been in education markets through its Google Expeditions program, which allows students to get in the center of 360-degree photos and 3D scenes with historical importance. The program has enabled trips to the Taj Mahal, the Colosseum and behind the scenes of Alexander Hamilton’s life. Today, the company announced it is opening the educational VR tours to the public through a new Expeditions App. All you need is…

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Iranian Company Launches E-Learning App

Aknowledge-based startup Raya Pardazesh Hooshmand Amirkabir has launched an e-learning software to promote digital educational communications. Backed by Amir Kabir University, the software called ‘Nima’ enables companies and organizations to provide online classes and conferences to their employees, IRNA reported. Nima targets companies and organizations looking for an online system to educate employees unlike several businesses that target home users with specific online classes. In addition to the University of Amir Kabir, several other national academic centers have made use of the system, namely University of Mazandaran, Academic Center of…

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Tutoring app for students to AsknTeach

One of the founders of free tutoring app EduSnap is back with a new peer tutoring app – AsknTeach. Back in 2013, Mr Chia Luck Yong set up EduSnap as a social enterprise with two Singapore Management University schoolmates, Mr Anders Tan and Mr Shaun Tan, and launched the app the next year. At the time, the free mobile platform drew attention as it positioned itself as the first of its kind helping Singapore students, and was reported about in major media outlets. However, by end 2015, the trio parted…

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New smartphone app offers non-invasive test for diabetics

British scientists have developed a new smartphone app that can help measure and monitor blood glucose levels without using a drop of blood, a finding that can transform lives of millions of people with diabetes. The app — called as Epic Health — replaces the need for diabetics to prick their fingers several times a day. The app, suitable for both Type 1 and 2 diabetics, works by placing a fingertip over the camera lens of a smartphone and capturing a series of close-up images that convey information about the…

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New ‘Brain Training’ App May Help Improve Memory in Early Stages of Dementia

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a game that can delay cognitive decline in patients suffering from dementia. The transitional phase between healthy ageing and dementia is known as Amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI). During this period, a person may experience memory problems. It has been seen that cognitive training can help these patients by increasing attentional processing, but it tends to be boring which is why most patients are not motivated enough to undertake it. To overcome this challenge, researchers from the Departments of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences and…

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