Khan Academy official app now available for iPad. Watch over 2,700 educational videos for free

Khan Academy, the non-profit education organization that features thousands of educational videos, has released the official Khan Academy app for the iPad.

We cover a massive number of topics, including K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even the humanities with playlists on finance and history.

Spend an afternoon brushing up on Statistics. Discover how the Krebs cycle works. Learn about the fundamentals of Computer Science. Prepare for that upcoming SAT. Or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, learn how fire stick farming changed the landscape of Australia.

The iPad app features Khan Academy’s complete library of over 2,700 videos (downloadable for offline use), as well as subtitles and progress tracking. It’s now available on the App Store and is free to download. You can check out a sample video of one of the lessons after the break.

Khan Academy - Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free. Khan Academy, Khan Academy  - Free

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English for green thumbs: Learning To Speak English: In The Garden

EasySource (Hong Kong) have some interesting English press releases, but they also have a pretty rad outlook on English educational apps. Traditionally, getting Little You to speak English instead of your native language costs thousands of pesos and robs your house of a screaming brat for hours at a time. If EasySource are to be trusted (and who wouldn’t trust a company called EasySource?), ESL education can be had for as little as 3.99$. Learning To Speak English (yep, each word cap’ed) uses traditional flashcards to coax a little of the Queen’s language from your child.

English teachers: TMA’ll keep it under wraps for your job security.

Learning EasySource, Learning To Speak English: In The Garden, 3.99$

123 Color by KidCalc Soars – Becomes Most Downloaded Education App

Madison, Wisconsin – Independent software developer Steve Glinberg today is pleased to announce the release of 123 Color by KidCalc, version 1.2, a companion app to his top ranked math learning game for iPhone and iPod touch. 123 Color is a coloring book that teaches numbers, upper and lower case letters, shapes, and colors as kids play.

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KidCalc 7-in-1 Math Fun Version 1.12 released for iPhone and iPod touch

Madison, Wisconsin – Independent software developer Steve Glinberg today is pleased to announce the release of KidCalc 7-in-1 Math Fun 1.12, the twelfth update to his popular animated math flash cards and learning activities app for iPhone and iPod touch. This new version of KidCalc Math Fun adds Easter themed graphics and voice-overs by adult speakers speaking numbers and mathematical operations. KidCalc teaches numbers and math to children, ages 2 to 10 years, using holiday themed graphics, engaging animations and voice-overs.

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iKanji touch in Review – a stroke of 和

Learning Kanji (Chinese characters) is the biggest hurdle to pass in attaining Japanese proficiency. In fact, it may be the most important key to unlocking fluency. But Kanji is hard to learn especially if you don’t use it in daily life. ThinkMac Software, author of iKana touch, have really laid the hammer down, pounding a great educational rhythm into iKanji touch for students of all levels of Japanese. Feel free to discuss iKanji touch in our forums.

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Free iPhone Developer’s Course from Stanford

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Not a direct market for this series, but certainly intrigued, I downloaded the entire 23-volume set of Stanford’s Monday and Wednesday classes aimed at providing students with the tools they need to get going as iPhone developers. There are many courses an aspiring dev can take and most are quite costly. Standford’s video series aims to alleviate one of the most immediate concerns: money.

Stanford iTunes U – iPhone Application Programming

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Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus in Review – What was that word again?

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A thesaurus is an indispensable tool for writers of any level. Verbose people (yours truly) need them and even more eloquent writers like Crom and Young can benefit from their use. The Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus is an excellent reference tool for anyone who is looking for that … word. In previous reviews, we looked at the Roget’s Thesaurus, AHD4 Deluxe and a couple of Oxford dictionaries that also feature thesaurus fuctions.

American Writer’s Thesaurus has a unique take on thesaurus in that it is tailored to writers. Just so you know, if you are writing anything: blogs, letters, papers, books, articles – anything at all – you are a writer. You don’t have to be published or famous or elegant. This thesaurus product is helpful for anyone who puts their words and thoughts down onto some form of media.

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