To kids across the land, school is out for summer (unless you’re south of the equator in which case, it’s winter and maybe you’re still enjoying those carefree schooldays). Still, there are reasons to think about education and Apple during these months. Kids forget what they’ve learned in the previous nine months and in order for them to not be completely mind-numbed from June to early September, you may want to do a few things to exercise their little gray cells—use an iOS device, for example, to educate while also entertaining. I discuss exactly this with Scholle Sawyer-McFarland and Joel Mathis in this episode of the Macworld Podcast.
As I mentioned, Scholle has recently produced our Set Up a Kid Friendly Mac video as well as put together a couple of helpful collections of educational software—Favorite Literacy Apps For Kids and Favorite Math Apps For Kids. And if you’re looking for tips on setting up a Mac for your child, Dan Frakes tells all in his Set Up a Kid-Friendly Computer. Additionally, if you’d like to learn more about Apple’s efforts in the textbook industry, Joel’s Grading Apple’s Digital Textbook Technology gives you the score.
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