Ahhh .. I wish I had one and I would use it for school too. :)
Yes I have a Nook Tablet
I downloaded an afforable Econmics class on it for my son, it even has built in quzies and grades them for me!
I also use it for other things for school as well
I don't have an ipad (I prefer my Mac), but my 11 year old daughter does have an ipad. She does have some math apps on it (Hands on Equations and DragonBox Algebra specifically).
In general, I prefer for her to work from standard, paper and ink, texts and books. The ipad can be used as a supplement to her education, but doesn't hold core materials.
I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Academic pushing Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosey, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it raising my child. I believe that my "place" is in the home caring for my husband and children. My husband is head of our home and I *love* my life! (just getting the controversial stuff out of the way!) Aimee
CONSTANTLY! There are such a variety of apps available, especially for the p-k-4th grade croud! I, personally, recommend the iPad. It is more expensive (though the mini is cheaper) but it has literally hundreds of more apps available that cost less than $8 each!
We have 2 Galaxy tablets, a Kindle, and a Kindle Fire. The kids use them to play some educational games. They read, well DS reads DCG listens or looks at books with lots of pictures. He's 9, she is 5. She has a couple of coloring apps, a drawing app, 2 or 3 memory game apps, a couple alphabet games, and one with kindergarten level math stuff. We downloaded several books for her about some of the things she is interested in, like spiders, and dangerous animals, they have lots of pictures and DS can read them to her which helps his reading skills while he's "helping her". I know that there are lots more out there, we just haven't taken the time to find them yet. In the future we want to get Windows tablets for DH and I, so the Galaxy (Android) tablets will be passed down to the kids on a more full time basis.
I just got a Galaxy Tab 2 and I can tell it's going to be a huge help, especially with my two boys who are very hands on learners.
We have 2 iPads and, no, we do not use them for school. I use a desktop and laptop for my 2 kids.
I've posted some of my favorite apps over the past year or so....but off the top of my head..
Move the turtle (intro to computer programming)
ToonTastic (early story writing)
Barefoot atlas (my abso fav! 3-d interactive atlas)
I'm sure there are more, I usually get new ones every few weeks..
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