Education Spotlight

iTunes U
The iTunes U app, available on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, gives students access to the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content as well as courses featuring audio, video, books, and other content. Students and other learners can access courses in the iTunes U catalog or via a course link sent by a course creator or instructor.
iBooks 2
Now experience a whole new kind of textbook on iPad with iBooks 2. iBooks textbooks take advantage of the unique benefits of iPad including the full-screen display, fast, fluid navigation, and interactive experiences.
Browse courses from leading universities and institutions. Courses can include audio and video lectures, assignments, notes from the instructor, and course materials including PDFs, presentations, new iBooks textbooks for iPad, and more. Note: Courses link viewable on desktop and iPad.
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Duke University
In this course from Duke University learn about atomic and molecular structure, chemical equilibrium with applications to acids and bases, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, and reaction mechanisms.
The Open UniversityThis course examines the ways in which future global energy consumption might change from its current level, and summarizes the main political, environmental, and technological factors likely to influence development.
Intermediate AlgebraHarrisburg Area Community CollegeCovering fundamental operations, special products and factors, functions and fractional equations, exponents, radicals, and quadratic equations. This course is designed to augment the knowledge of a student who has a limited background in algebra.
An entirely new kind of textbook that’s dynamic, engaging, and interactive. Leading    K–12 textbook publishers, including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, McGraw-Hill, and Pearson Education, as well as educator E. O. Wilson, are creating iBooks textbooks for iPad. Note: link viewable on desktop and iPad.
Featuring all textbook titles on the iBookstore from McGraw-Hill including Algebra 1, Biology, Chemistry, Geometry, and Physics. Note: link viewable on desktop and iPad.
Featuring all textbook titles on the iBookstore from Pearson Education including Algebra 1, Biology, Geometry, and Environmental Science. Note: link viewable on desktop and iPad.

Apps for Learning a Foreign Language
Study languages from around the world with these apps for learning how to speak, read, and write Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, or Chinese. There are also essential dictionaries and language translators in this latest collection of our Apps for Learning series.

Freefall Spelling by Merge Mobile
Interactive spelling game with 80 words accompanied by hand-drawn art. You can add your own custom spelling and sight words and increase the difficulty level by adjusting the letter fall speed or turning off word hits. 
MindNode, Markus Mueller
An intuitive mind mapping application for visually brainstorming ideas, concepts, research, writing, and more. Has useful export options including mail, png, text outline, and OPML outline. 
HudsonAlpha iCell by HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Gives students, teachers, and anyone interested in biology a 3D view inside a cell. Includes examples of animal, plant, and bacteria cells. Updated with new menus, faster load times, and more realistic 3D models of cellular organelles.
Inside Nature’s Giants, by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Based on the BAFTA-awarding winning documentary featuring Richard Dawkins, this app takes users deep inside the world’s largest creatures. With the swipe of a finger, you can dissect whales, elephants, lions and more.
Color Uncovered, by Exploratorium
Investigate a wide spectrum of color-related topics in this app from the Exploratorium. It includes fascinating illusions, articles, and videos; as well as color experiments you can perform on the iPad at home or in the classroom.
GeoMaster Plus HD, by Visuamobile
Now for iPad in full HD. Includes an atlas and 9 games with high resolution maps of world capitals, European countries, Asian countries, African countries, South American countries, and U.S. cities and states. Test your knowledge with 40 levels of difficulty. 
Apps for Learning Chemistry
Study the science of matter with apps to help you master the elements, explore the structure of molecules and atoms, and understand chemical reactions. There are also useful reference guides and tools for studying and working in the lab.
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World War II in the News, US National Archives and Records Administration
Take a visual journey through World War II, from the early buildup through the Japanese surrender in 1945. These authentic World War II newsreels helped bring news of the war back to those on the home front.
Greek Heroes in Popular Culture Through Time, The Open University
This collection of video animations and audio discussions examines how the heroes of Greek mythology have been represented in popular culture, from ancient times to the modern day. 
Treasures of Yale, Yale University
An intimate tour of treasures from Yale University’s extraordinary collection of American and British art, furniture, rare books, manuscripts, musical instruments, sculpture, and natural artifacts. 

A History of the World in 100 Objects
Neil MacGregor
The director of the British Museum examines one hundred man-made artifacts that give an intimate glimpse at the turning points of human civilization. From the very first hand axe to the ubiquitous credit card, each item has a story to tell; together they relate the larger history of mankind—revealing who we are by looking at what we have made.
Three Centuries of American Poetry
Allen Mandelbaum & Robert D. Richardson, Jr.
A comprehensive overview of America’s poetic heritage including selections from Anne Bradstreet, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, e. e. cummings, Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, and Gertrude Stein.
Drawing People: The Video Guide (Enhanced Version)
Learn the art of drawing people with 8 instructional videos and tips throughout that  show ways to hone your skills. This easy-to-follow format explains how different techniques plays a role in creating a professional-looking drawing.
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Enhanced Version)
Benjamin Franklin
100 Wonders of the World (Enhanced Version) by Michael Hoffmann
From the Valley of the Kings to Fez, this book collects 100 of the world’s most stunning wonders in an informative and illuminating guide. Engaging text tells each landmark’s history alongside fun facts, video, photos, and illustrations.
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