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Why Use Apps in Learning

Why Use Apps in Learning

Tweens and teens use the web, social networking, and apps in learning every day. They search Google and Wikipedia for information. They communicate with their friends about a homework assignment via Facebook and instant mesaging (IM). They create projects using VoiceThread, Animoto, and wikis.

For Parents > Social Networking & Learning

Social Networking & Learning

Because web-based social networking almost always requires reading, writing, and thinking when tweens and teens participate using this technology they have an opportunity to improve their reading and writing skills. For example:

New! Updated homeworkNYC App (Beta)

New! Updated homeworkNYC App (Beta)

The homeworkNYC app is all new, combining three powerful homework functions:


Search web and news articles including the Gale databases of the New York City public libraries. Find content not available in standard search engines.


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